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Resources for Parents of Toddlers with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

This week, we’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of toddlers with hearing loss! Keep reading to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you as you work with your early interventionist to teach your child with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).

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Resources for Parents of Infants with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

We’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of infants with hearing loss! Read our blog to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you power the listening, talking, and literacy potential for your baby with hearing loss this month and beyond!

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Better Hearing and Speech Month- Learn More About Knowing Your Baby’s Hearing Status

By Hearing First TeamMay 1, 2018

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

Hear why it’s important to know the status of your baby’s hearing and find helpful resources right here on our site!

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Make Reading Fun with LSL Read Aloud Roundup

By Hearing First TeamMarch 22, 2018

LSL Day by Day | Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books, Celebrate LSL

Hear why it’s important to read aloud with your baby every day, and get our handout to help make your daily reading routine fun and effective!

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How to Incorporate LSL Strategies with Dr. Seuss’ Books

By Hearing First TeamMarch 7, 2017

LSL Day by Day | Reading Aloud, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books

Oh the places you’ll go when it’s LSL strategies you know! We’re celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America this month by highlighting the importance of reading with your baby. From the womb to the crib to the classroom, reading aloud is one of the foundational tools for success for a child with hearing loss. Here are five Dr. Seuss books with specific tips and activities for incorporating LSL strategies into your reading time and routines.

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LSL by the Season: Fall Reading for Early Literacy

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 22, 2016

LSL Day by Day | LSL by the season, Reading Handouts, Road to Literacy, Children's Books

Reading aloud every day helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Our “fall” books will help you develop specific concepts, skills and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.

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Baby Talk for Better Language Development

By Hearing First TeamJune 23, 2016

Connected Learning, "Hearing First" | LSL outcomes, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children With Hearing Loss, connected learner, daily routines, early brain development, listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, parent advice, Parent Outcomes, Road to Literacy, serve and return, Celebrate LSL

Want your little one to master more words? Try one-on-one baby talk!

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How to Make Your Own Flap Book

By Hearing First TeamJune 11, 2016

"Hearing First", LSL Intervention Practice | LSL strategies, LSL techniques, Children's Books, connected learning, daily routines, early brain development, parent advice, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy

Creating your own flap book is an easy way to keep your little one engaged in early literacy.

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Better Hearing and Speech Month Recap

By Hearing First TeamMay 31, 2016

LSL Day by Day, "Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts, Celebrate LSL

As Better Hearing & Speech Month winds down, learn more about the importance of knowing your baby’s hearing status.

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LSL by the Season: Spring Reading for Early Literacy

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2016

LSL Day by Day, "Hearing First" | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts, Celebrate LSL

Reading aloud everyday helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Here are five “spring” books with specific concepts, skills, and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.

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