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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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Take Five and Hear Your Child Thrive!

By Hearing First TeamMarch 13, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, daily routines, parent advice, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Celebrate LSL

When it comes to your child on the LSL journey, the first five minutes of the day can be the most crucial to helping them learn to listen and talk, setting them up for success towards their listening, talking and reading potential. Learn more about Take Five and how you can implement it in your daily routine.

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Building a Strong Mentoring Mindset - Part Two

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 17, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | community of practice, powering partnerships, professional perspective, LSL techniques

In our previous blog post, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT focused on the importance of approaching mentoring through a growth mindset and discussed the first cornerstone of a strong mentoring relationship, Create Connections. Today’s post continues our discussion with the remaining three cornerstones: Build Trust, Create Opportunities for Learning, and Engage in Healthy Feedback. 

 

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Building a Strong Mentoring Mindset - Part One

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 12, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | community of practice, powering partnerships, professional perspective, LSL techniques

In honor of National Mentoring Month, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT walk professionals through the steps of creating a mentoring mindset when coaching others.

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Baby Talk for Better Language Development

By Hearing First TeamJune 23, 2016

Connected Learning, "Hearing First" | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, connected learner, daily routines, early brain development, listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, parent advice, Parent Outcomes, Road to Literacy, serve and return, Celebrate LSL

Want your little one to master more words? Try one-on-one baby talk!

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How to Make Your Own Flap Book

By Hearing First TeamJune 11, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, connected learning, daily routines, early brain development, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy

Creating your own flap book is an easy way to keep your little one engaged in early literacy.

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[Infographic] Learning LSL: Making Personal Knowledge Mastery Easy for LSL Families

By Hearing First TeamMay 3, 2016

Connected Learning, "Hearing First", LSL Day by Day | LSL journey, LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, connected learner, connected learning, listening and spoken language, parent advice, professional advice

(PKM Series: Part 3 of 4) Now that you know what Personal Knowledge Mastery is, learn how to use it to achieve your personal learning goals and professional development. See how Molly and her son, Ben, use Seek, Sense, Share to achieve their listening and spoken language goals.


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Audiology Fruit and the String Bean

By Hearing First TeamApril 28, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, community of practice, Hearing Status, hearing technology, professional advice, professional home, professional perspective, Celebrate LSL

When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram. 

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Development of Humor

By Hearing First TeamApril 5, 2016

Connected Learning, "Hearing First", LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, daily routines, early brain development, hearing testing, newborn hearing screening, parent advice

Our brains are wired to experience pleasure when we laugh. With April Fools in our rearview mirror it’s the perfect time to talk about your child’s developing sense of humor.

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Sabotage, Silliness and Trickery

By Hearing First TeamMarch 31, 2016

"Hearing First" | LSL strategies, LSL techniques, daily routines, listening and spoken language, parent advice, Parent Outcomes

Disruption is a proven technique for creating engagement with your child. We've provided some useful tips to create engagement through changing what's expected.

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