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Our New Podcast is Live

By Hearing First TeamFebruary 19, 2019

"Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice, listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, hearing technology, Celebrate LSL

Listen up! We’ve launched a podcast. We’re excited to share the first season of Powering Potential from Hearing First. Over six episodes, we’ll get to know the stories of four families who are teaching their children with hearing loss to listen and speak. Hear them get real about the fears, struggles, triumphs, and joys they’ve experienced along the way.

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The Best Ways to Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Build Language Skills

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, LSL journey, Celebrate LSL, parent support

A new year means a new set of goals and opportunities to help your child with hearing loss reach successful listening and spoken language outcomes. Start your year strong with our top tips to build your child’s language skills!

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How to Get Family Members Involved in Your Child’s Hearing Journey

By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018

LSL Day by Day | parent advice, Parent Outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, Celebrate LSL

The holidays are upon us, meaning lots of family gatherings and get-togethers are coming too. Whether or not you realize it now, each family member and friend in the room can be a part of your LSL journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Read how to include them and increase your community of support below.

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The Unlimited Potential of the LSL Life

By Hearing First TeamOctober 23, 2018

"Hearing First" | LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, parent advice, listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, Celebrate LSL, hearing technology

We at Hearing First believe that children who are deaf or hard of hearing have the potential to be whatever they want to be. We're delighted to share the stories and accomplishments of our community members thriving with Listening and Spoken Language on LSLLife.com.

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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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5 Easy Ways to Find Parent Friends in the Family Support Community

By Hearing First TeamJune 13, 2018

Connected Learning | LSL journey, LSL story, Parent Outcomes, parent support, Celebrate LSL

Ever wondered how to expand your community of support and find friends who share similar life experiences of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing? We’ve got the answer with our Family Support Community! Read about why it’s easy to meet friends in the Community, and some quick ways to connect with other members.

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Build Your Child’s Social Skills and Confidence with Storytelling

By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL story, Celebrate LSL

Children with hearing loss are at risk for missing subtle conversational cues and questions that are fundamental to understanding and sharing their own story. Learn how storytelling lays the foundation for future social relationships, and read ideas for building your child’s aptitude and confidence for storytelling over time.

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Make Reading Fun with LSL Read Aloud Roundup

By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2018

LSL Day by Day | Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books, Celebrate LSL

Hear why it’s important to read aloud with your baby every day, and get our handout to help make your daily reading routine fun and effective!

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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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Live Love LSL

By Hearing First TeamFebruary 1, 2018

Celebrate LSL | Celebrate LSL, #LiveLoveLSL

February can be associated with a lot of things: hearts, roses, and chocolates of course. But there’s one aspect of February that can make the month special for the families and professionals helping children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to listen and talk: Hearing First’s yearly Live Love LSL campaign! Read below to join us in celebrating the joys that Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) can bring, and learn how you can help spread awareness of all the possibilities for positive LSL outcomes.

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