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Promote Your Child’s Brain Development by Reaching the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, daily routines, parent advice, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

As a parent, you’ve probably heard about the importance of reading books, teaching manners, and singing songs. However, you might not have been told that one of the best ways to build your child’s brain is by talking to them. Learn about the importance of helping your child hear 40 million words by age four, and some of our simple, everyday tips to reach this goal!

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What Do Outcomes Look Like 25 Years After Choosing LSL? Get the Answer!

By Hearing First TeamApril 4, 2019

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, LSL outcomes, Parent Outcomes

What does life look like for adults who started the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey as babies? How do they feel about the choice their families made for them? Learn about some of the answers to these questions and learn about some of the latest inspiring LSL research in the recap of our recent Facebook Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview with LSL researchers Dr. Stacey R Lim, Dr. Don Goldberg, and Dr. Carol Flexer.

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Practical Tips for Partnering with LSL Professionals

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 22, 2019

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

We recently sat down with Dr. Rachel Glade, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas and LSL professional to talk about her practical tips for parents to help them partner with professionals on their child’s hearing journey. Read the Facebook Live highlights and watch the full interview below!

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Hear the Crucial Information a Cochlear Implant Surgeon Provides for Families of Children with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamDecember 12, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, hearing technology

Do you have questions about cochlear implants for children who are deaf or hard of hearing? We’ve got some answers! Hear from Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway as she interviews Dr. Stan Baker, an Otologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field as they discuss all things cochlear implants for children with hearing loss.

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LSL Interview with Dr. Carol Flexer and Dr. Teresa Caraway

By Hearing First TeamNovember 29, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

What does it mean when we say “we hear with the brain?” Get the answer to this question and learn the connection between hearing and early brain development in our live interview with Dr. Carol Flexer! Read the takeaways from Hearing First CEO, Dr. Teresa Caraway’s conversation with Dr. Flexer and watch the full interview below.

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What You Need to Know About Working with Your Child’s Early Interventionist

By Hearing First TeamOctober 18, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, parent advice

How important is it for you to be a great partner with your child’s early interventionist? On a scale of one to ten, it’s a ten! Hear directly from Hearing First CEO Dr. Teresa Caraway how you can be a better partner with your child’s LSL team, and the specific tips to help you along the way in the recap video of her Facebook Live interview.

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How Five Minutes can Power Your Child’s Potential for Listening, Talking, and Reading

By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, daily routines, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!

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Learn Parent Tips for Helping Your Baby Learn to Listen and Talk

By Hearing First TeamOctober 2, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, parent advice, LSL outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes

Hearing First CEO Dr. Teresa Caraway recently interviewed Elizabeth Rosenzweig, MS CCC-SLP LSLS Cert. AVT, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist & Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, about topics ranging from speech therapy to using daily routines and the ‘magic’ of conversation to practice LSL strategies at home. Listen to the interview and learn top tips for getting an early start on helping your child learn to listen and talk!

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5 Quick Tips for Parents of Children Using Hearing Technology

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 17, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, LSL outcomes, parent advice

Small steps can mean BIG progress on your child’s LSL journey. To help you get there, Dr. Teresa Caraway, CEO of Hearing First partnered with Dr. Jace Wolfe, Director of Audiology and Research at Hearts for Hearing, to discuss essential advice for getting the most out of your child’s hearing technology.

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Help Your Child Develop Social Skills and Make Friends

By Hearing First TeamAugust 14, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, parent advice, Celebrate LSL

With the new school year on the way, you might be wondering how you can help your child make friends and reach social milestones. The good news is that there are things you can do as parents to support your children, with or without hearing loss, in the development of social skills that will help them foster friendships, and positively interact with classmates. Keep reading to learn our tips.

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