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Recommit to New LSL Habits in the New Year

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 13, 2016

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, parent advice, powering potential, LSL strategies, Celebrate LSL

As you set your intentions for the year ahead, think about the LSL habits you use each day. It’s a great time to freshen up your routine with new tactics and strategies to build your child’s language — or to recommit to old LSL habits that have worked in the past.

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3 Ways to Recharge Your LSL Journey

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 7, 2016

Celebrate LSL | LSL journey, LSL story, LSL outcomes, listening and spoken language, parent advice, powering potential, Celebrate LSL

When our lives are so full of go-go-go, sometimes we need a little boost to keep the energy flowing. The beginning of this new year is a great time to #RechargeYourLSLJourney. Learn three ways to recharge and keep living LSL.

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New Year, New You: Recharge Your LSL Practice

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 5, 2016

LSL Intervention Practice | LSL journey, listening and spoken language, professional advice, powering potential

The new year is a great time to recommit to professional learning. We’ve compiled a list of 10 ways you can reassess your professional development and make plans to move forward!

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Joy in the Journey

By Hearing First TeamDecember 28, 2015

Celebrate LSL | LSL outcomes, listening and spoken language, powering potential, LSL story, LSL journey, Celebrate LSL

Before you jump into resolutions for the new year, spare a moment to take stock of the many ways your family saw breakthroughs this year on the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey. Remember to celebrate all of the gains your child has made in the past year.

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Connected Learning: Improving LSL Outcomes, Part 2

By Hearing First TeamNovember 11, 2015

Connected Learning | listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, powering potential, learning community, community of practice, professional learning community

Today’s digital tools provide significant connected learning and growth opportunities for LSL professionals and families. Learn how to embrace 21st century learning technology to improve LSL outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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LSL Up! Meet the Members of Your LSL Team

By Hearing First TeamNovember 10, 2015

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, LSL journey, powering potential, parent-professional partnerships

Meet the LSL professionals! Learn all the about the specialists that parents of a child with hearing loss may need on their LSL team to support them in achieving their listening and spoken language goals. Remember, better results happen when families and professionals partner together!

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Connected Learning: Improving LSL Outcomes, Part 1

By Hearing First TeamNovember 2, 2015

Connected Learning | listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, powering potential, professional perspective, connected learning, professional learning community, community of practice, learning community, professional home

Online communities and learning networks can provide ideas and answers, reduce isolation, and give “just in time” access to knowledge and opportunities for collaboration. Learn why the Hearing First team chose digital tools to equip parents and professionals — and see what Connected Learning can offer the LSL community.

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The Wheel That Makes LSL Go Round!

By Hearing First TeamOctober 22, 2015

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, powering potential, LSL outcomes, parent advice, LSL plan

Learn why the LSL journey is more like a wheel than a straight path. Then see how it can be a helpful roadmap of what it will take to help a child with hearing loss reach the best outcomes.

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The Parent-LSL Professional Partnership

By Hearing First TeamOctober 20, 2015

LSL Intervention Practice | listening and spoken language, powering potential, LSL outcomes, parent advice, professional advice, powering partnerships, parent-professional partnerships, Celebrate LSL

There are great parallels to be drawn between partner dancing and the parent-professional partnership that helps children who are deaf or hard of hearing reach their full potential.

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Equipping Families of Children With Hearing Loss With the Power to Choose

By Hearing First TeamOctober 15, 2015

"Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, powering potential

Advances in hearing technology and early intervention have redefined what’s possible for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. As parents envision the future they want for their baby and choose the approach most likely to get them there — they need access to complete information about the options and outcomes. Learn how informed choice helps families make the best choice for their child.

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