We may be socially distant, but we can still learn together. Join me for my Fall 2020 Webinar Series! 9/23/2020 8PM EST: Listen Up How can professionals help parents learn about their children’s hearing loss and the importance of all-waking-hours access to sound if listening and spoken language are the desired outcome? Learn how toContinue reading “Fall 2020 Webinar Series”
This is a common question (more like agonized wail) I hear from parents, both in person and online. You go through the entire process of CI candidacy and surgery, and then… the child doesn’t want to (or just plain won’t) wear the cochlear implant processor. Where do we go from here!?!
There are many benefits of music, theater, art, and dance education for all. Arts education is linked to improved focus and behavior, academic achievement, higher SAT scores, and a host of other benefits. The positive cognitive, creative, physical, social effects are undeniable. But what about arts education for children with hearing loss?
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]
A child with hearing loss may visit the audiologist once every few months, or, for an older child, only for a yearly check up. In contrast, these same children often see their therapists much, much more frequently (an average Auditory Verbal Therapy family receives one hour of therapy each week). How can therapists (and teachers) partnerContinue reading “Back to the Audiogram”
Children with multiple disabilities. Malformed cochleae. Late diagnosis. Impoverished family situation. Low parental involvement. Regression. Slow progress. What’s a therapist to do?
Please join me for a webinar on Tuesday June 16th at 7PM Eastern Standard Time. More Than Just Ears: Hearing Loss, Balance, and Mental Health in Seniors is a FREE webinar sponsored by Ear Gear and accredited by the International Hearing Society for continuing education credit. Coming this fall — stay tuned!
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.
If a hearing aid, cochlear implant, or Baha has good batteries, then it should be working, right? Not so fast. The Ling Six Sound Check is a simple tool we use to ensure that hearing devices are working and giving the listener access to the sounds of speech. Six sounds, okay… what could be complicatedContinue reading “Ling Six Sound Check”
In past articles, I’ve discussed the cochlear implant process from candidacy to activation and beyond. But what actually happens in a candidacy evaluation? How do the professionals on your cochlear implant team decide who is a good candidate for the device? What do all of these appointments really mean, and what questions should informed patientsContinue reading “Cochlear Implant Evaluations: What To Expect, What to Ask”