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By Hearing First TeamJanuary 29, 2018
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!
By Hearing First TeamAugust 17, 2017
Hearing First recently published a white paper breaking down the vast amount of research informing the practices for teaching a child who is deaf or hard of hearing to develop literacy through Listening and Spoken Language (LSL). Hear from Hearing First CEO Teresa Caraway and white paper author Carol Flexer as they discuss why the document was commissioned and what it means for the LSL community. You can also download the document to read the research summary for yourself!
By Hearing First TeamJuly 26, 2017
It’s been almost a month since we returned from the 2017 AG Bell Symposium in Washington DC and we’re still inspired by all the knowledge-sharing and connected learning that took place with other LSL professionals from around the world. Read some of the takeaways and highlights from the Hearing First team members who attended the event!
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 17, 2017
In our previous blog post, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT focused on the importance of approaching mentoring through a growth mindset and discussed the first cornerstone of a strong mentoring relationship, Create Connections. Today’s post continues our discussion with the remaining three cornerstones: Build Trust, Create Opportunities for Learning, and Engage in Healthy Feedback.
By Hearing First TeamJanuary 12, 2017
In honor of National Mentoring Month, guest bloggers Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Ashley Garber, M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT walk professionals through the steps of creating a mentoring mindset when coaching others.
By Hearing First TeamApril 28, 2016
When your baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram.
By Hearing First TeamApril 26, 2016
(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.
By Hearing First TeamDecember 21, 2015
This is your Connected Learning Quick Start guide. Even just doing one of these things will put you on the path to becoming a successful connected learner, which means you can help improve outcomes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
By Hearing First TeamNovember 23, 2015
Personal Learning Networks (PLN) allow you to decide when, where, how, and from whom you want to learn. Digital tools provide unprecedented access to personalized professional development. Learn how to start building your PLN.
By Hearing First TeamNovember 2, 2015
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.