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By Hearing First TeamSeptember 27, 2019
Did you know it’s important for you and your family to talk about everything you do with your newborn? Learn why it’s important for babies with hearing loss to hear words over and over and watch an everyday example of this strategy to help you and your family build it into your daily routine.
By Hearing First TeamJune 27, 2019
It may seem like common sense to read that it’s easier for your child to listen and learn in a quieter environment, but did you know there are changes you can make in your home to minimize noise and make listening easier? Get our tips for creating an LSL-friendly home so your child can learn in an optimal listening environment.
By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2019
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!
By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018
The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!
By Hearing First TeamMarch 13, 2018
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.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 17, 2017
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.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 12, 2017
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.
By Hearing First TeamJune 23, 2016
Want your little one to master more words? Try one-on-one baby talk!
By Hearing First TeamJune 11, 2016
Creating your own flap book is an easy way to keep your little one engaged in early literacy.
By Hearing First TeamMay 3, 2016
(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.