Sometimes I am working with a family, or speaking to a mentee who is working with a family, of a child who is exhibiting significant delays. Perhaps the child’s technology is poorly programmed, infrequently used, or both. Maybe the child’s educational and therapeutic situation leaves a lot to be desired. Whatever the cause(s), this childContinue reading “Putting Out Fires (Or, “Why Some Families Don’t Seem to Care About Things that Professionals Think Are Important…”)”
Tag Archives: Additional Disabilities
Considering Alternative Means of Expressive Communication
While learning to listen and speak is possible for many children who have hearing loss, there are some children who, for reasons of additional disabilities or other complicating conditions, can learn to listen with technology but may struggle to produce spoken language. What choices should parents and professionals consider when deciding how to best helpContinue reading “Considering Alternative Means of Expressive Communication”
Complex and Challenging Cases: WEBINAR RECORDING
See below for a recording of my May 2016 presentation for Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children/Renwick Centre “Complex and Challenging Cases” [CC]
Graduation: When Do We Finish with Therapy?
Long ago, many children with hearing loss received “speech therapy” well into their teen years and beyond. Thanks to newborn hearing screening, early intervention, and great hearing technology, the world is changing! Now, we find ourselves asking, “When is a child with hearing loss ready to graduate from auditory-verbal therapy?” More correctly, because therapy is aContinue reading “Graduation: When Do We Finish with Therapy?”
All About Magnets
Whether you call it a coil, magnet, or headpiece, here are answers to your questions about the part of the cochlear implant processor that sticks to your head to communicate with the internal part of your device.
The Catch-Up Game: WEBINAR RECORDING
Enjoy this recording of my 3/25/2015 webinar for the Cochlear HOPE series, “The Catch-Up Game: Working with Children Who Receive Cochlear Implants Late.” Click CC in the lower right corner for captions.
Plateaus, Valleys, Plains and Mountains: Measuring Progress
We know that getting a cochlear implant is not an instant fix. Speech, language, and listening skills do not magically appear after activation, and progress is on everyone’s minds. How does progress happen? How much is enough? How fast? What should we do if things aren’t working out as planned?
Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Loss and Education
Here are some of the questions I hear most frequently regarding students with hearing loss and their education, from preschool to college graduation and beyond!
Frequently Asked Questions About Speech and Articulation
Here are some of the most common questions I hear about speech, articulation, and people with hearing loss.
FAQs about Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology, and Auditory Verbal Therapy
When you meet someone new, one of the first questions we tend to ask is, “What do you do?” When I tell people that I teach children with hearing loss to listen and speak, it’s a real conversation starter. Here are some of my most frequently asked questions about hearing loss, hearing technology, and Auditory VerbalContinue reading “FAQs about Hearing Loss, Hearing Technology, and Auditory Verbal Therapy”