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18 Goals for LSL Professionals in 2018

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 29, 2018

LSL Intervention Practice, Connected Learning | community of practice, professional perspective, professional learning community, professional advice, share LSL

Setting significant personal and professional goals enable us to continue growing as LSL practitioners. Read the 18 goal suggestions we’re encouraging for LSL professionals to implement for professional and personal growth in 2018!

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Growing Listening, Language and Literacy Skills: Tips for LSL Interventionists eBook

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 16, 2018

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

Learn practical tips to make reading exciting, engaging, and relevant for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families by downloading our free eBook, Growing Listening, Language and Literacy Skills: Tips for LSL Interventionists. Read below to learn how!

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Hear What’s Happening….First!

By Hearing First TeamJune 22, 2017

"Hearing First", News & Events | listening and spoken language, parent advice, professional advice, Celebrate LSL

Bucket lists are great tools for making and following intentional plans. They inspire us, motivate us and keep us on track. Take a look at our Hearing First bucket list and hear what we have coming up this summer!

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10 Minute Challenge for LSL Professionals

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 4, 2017

Connected Learning | professional learning community, professional advice, professional home, professional learning network, LSL plan

Even a little bit of daily progress adds up. As LSL professionals, that’s the motto that we’re holding firm to as we kick off the new year with new goals, milestones and opportunities to enhance our LSL practice. Learn how we’re using technology to grow and gain knowledge in just 10 minutes each day. 

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AG Bell Conference Recap

By Hearing First TeamJuly 13, 2016

News & Events | professional advice, professional learning community, professional learning network

We’re back after 4 days of learning at the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Convention.

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[Infographic] Learning LSL: Personal Knowledge Mastery Made Easy for LSL Professionals

By Hearing First TeamMay 12, 2016

Connected Learning | LSL journey, connected learning, listening and spoken language, professional advice

(PKM Series: Part 4 of 4) Adding Personal Knowledge Mastery to your daily life is easier than it seems. Say hello to Nicole, a LSL professional who uses Seek-Sense-Share to improve her practice and achieve her professional development goals.

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[Infographic] Learning LSL: Making Personal Knowledge Mastery Easy for LSL Families

By Hearing First TeamMay 3, 2016

Connected Learning, "Hearing First", LSL Day by Day | LSL journey, LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, connected learner, connected learning, listening and spoken language, parent advice, professional advice

(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.


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Audiology Fruit and the String Bean

By Hearing First TeamApril 28, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, community of practice, Hearing Status, hearing technology, professional advice, professional home, professional perspective, Celebrate LSL

When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram. 

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The Theory Behind Mastering LSL Knowledge

By Hearing First TeamApril 26, 2016

LSL Day by Day, LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, listening and spoken language, parent-professional partnerships, parent advice, professional advice, professional home, professional perspective

(PKM Series: Part 2 of 4) Personal Knowledge Mastery is a model for managing information and maximizing your personal growth in the Listening and Spoken Language world. Learn what you need to master all the knowledge available in the digital space, and discover why this learning model can help you improve the lives of children with hearing loss.


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Coaching and Mentoring

By Hearing First TeamMarch 10, 2016

"Hearing First", News & Events | parent advice, professional advice

At Hearing First, our goal is to equip parents and professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to produce improved outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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