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Resources for Parents of Toddlers with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

This week, we’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of toddlers with hearing loss! Keep reading to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you as you work with your early interventionist to teach your child with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).

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Resources for Parents of Infants with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

We’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of infants with hearing loss! Read our blog to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you power the listening, talking, and literacy potential for your baby with hearing loss this month and beyond!

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Better Hearing and Speech Month- Learn More About Knowing Your Baby’s Hearing Status

By Hearing First TeamMay 1, 2018

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

Hear why it’s important to know the status of your baby’s hearing and find helpful resources right here on our site!

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For the Love of Apps

By Hearing First TeamFebruary 9, 2017

LSL Day by Day | LSL strategies, parent advice, Literacy Skills, Celebrate LSL

Apps are valuable tools to enhance listening, auditory skill development, spoken language and literacy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you own a device that runs apps, you have valuable resources for listening and learning possibilities at your fingertips (and at your child’s fingertips too).

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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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Better Hearing and Speech Month Recap

By Hearing First TeamMay 31, 2016

LSL Day by Day, "Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts, Celebrate LSL

As Better Hearing & Speech Month winds down, learn more about the importance of knowing your baby’s hearing status.

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LSL by the Season: Spring Reading for Early Literacy

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2016

LSL Day by Day, "Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts, Celebrate LSL

Reading aloud everyday helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Here are five “spring” books with specific concepts, skills, and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.

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Read Together Learn Together

By Hearing First TeamMarch 15, 2016

LSL Day by Day, LSL Intervention Practice | LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, daily routines, early brain development, listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy

School-aged children are often what we envision when we think about learning and literacy. In reality, the road to reading begins much earlier.

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