Many of today’s children with hearing loss are growing up in homes and communities where they are exposed to multiple spoken languages. This presentation will address the issues involved in helping these children communicate effectively in diverse linguistic environments: foundations of bilingual language acquisition, common challenges, engaging families from minority languages and cultures, and how monolingual therapists can work effectively with families who speak another language.
See below for a recording of my November 2015 presentation for Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children/Renwick Centre “Beyond Books: Bringing Literacy to Life in Therapy and at Home.” [CC]
Join me for a webinar sponsored by Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children – Renwick Centre entitled “Beyond Books: Bringing Literacy to Life in Therapy and At Home” at 8PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday November 24th, 2015. The course is free and you can attend online from home, wherever you live. Attendees can earn one unit of continuing education (1CE) from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. REGISTER HERE.
Join me on July 23rd, 2015 from 5-7PM Eastern Standard Time as I moderate a Facebook Q&A session sponsored by Cochlear! You can submit your questions live or ahead of time on the event page. CLICK HERE to RSVP!
I am excited to be partnering with some great organizations this spring to give two FREE webinars for parents and professionals. Both events also offer 1CE credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. See below for more information and links to register for the courses.
RAISING A CHILD WITH HEARING LOSS (Sherilyn M. Adler, Ph.D.)
Dr. Sherilyn M. Adler, a developmental psychologist, psychotherapist, and mother of a teenager who is a CI recipient, gave an excellent presentation on the joys and challenges of parenting children with hearing loss. Drawing from her experience as both a psychologist and a parent, she provided information from both professional and personal points of view. I learned an incredible amount, so here’s my attempt to break it down into manageable pieces for you all to use:
I just finished reading Sounds from Silence: Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story written by Professor Graeme Clark, the inventor of the multichannel cochlear implant that today is the product made by Cochlear. It was a fantastic read, and I was so drawn in that I stayed up all night to finish the book!