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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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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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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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Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Reach the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamMay 22, 2018

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

How many words does your child need to hear in the early years? Research tells us that children who hear at least 40 million words or more in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school and have more communication opportunities in the future. Read how you can help your child with hearing loss meet the 40 million word goal!

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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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How to Practice Daily Listening Checks with Ling Six Sounds

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 10, 2018

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

You might’ve read articles about it, heard your early interventionist explain it or seen a video example showing it, but what exactly is a listening check and why is it important? Read below to learn about listening checks and how you can practice them with your baby with hearing loss!

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Falling Into Conversations

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 27, 2017

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

One of the ways parents can help their children develop ToM is to practice having conversations with intentional ‘thinking and feeling’ language that build emotional connections and understanding. Read on for a full list of conversation starters and suggestions for how to use them!

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Theory of Mind: What It Is and How Your Child Can Develop It

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 21, 2017

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

What are your thoughts about thinking? If your child is deaf or hard of hearing, it’s important to incorporate language about thinking and feeling into your routines and conversations to teach something called Theory of Mind (ToM). Learn why it’s important to teach the ToM process to your child with hearing loss and how to support development from day one!

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