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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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Connecting the Dots Between Basic Brain Biology and Literacy

By Hearing First TeamAugust 17, 2017

News & Events | listening and spoken language, professional perspective, LSL outcomes, Celebrate LSL

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!

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Team Takeaways: Highlights from the AG Bell Symposium

By Hearing First TeamJuly 26, 2017

Connected Learning, News & Events | professional perspective, professional learning network, professional learning community, community of practice, Celebrate LSL

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!

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Building a Strong Mentoring Mindset - Part Two

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 17, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | community of practice, powering partnerships, professional perspective, LSL techniques

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. 

 

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Building a Strong Mentoring Mindset - Part One

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 12, 2017

LSL Intervention Practice | community of practice, powering partnerships, professional perspective, LSL techniques

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.

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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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Connected Learning Quick Start Guide

By Hearing First TeamDecember 21, 2015

Connected Learning | listening and spoken language, professional advice, professional perspective

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.

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Connected Learning: Improving LSL Outcomes, Part 3

By Hearing First TeamNovember 23, 2015

Connected Learning | listening and spoken language, LSL outcomes, professional perspective, connected learning, connected learner, professional learning community, professional learning network, community of practice

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.

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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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