AG Bell 2014: Concurrent Sessions

In this recap: Complicated Cochlear Implant Cases and Evidence Based Data to Support Early Cochlear Implantation

Complicated Cochlear Implant Cases
Ted Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Meredith Holcomb, Au.D., CCC-A

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Helping Classmates Understand Hearing Loss

In the past month, I’ve had some incredible opportunities to spend time with a group of children I don’t often see — children with typical hearing — teaching them about hearing loss and how better to understand their classmate who is deaf.  They’ve taught me a lot about hearing loss from a child’s-eye view and how we as parents and professionals can help all children be more integrated in their environment.

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AG Bell 2012: Saturday Concurrent Sessions

In this post: Fathers Parenting a Child with Hearing Loss, Remaining Vigilant for Today’s Children with Hearing Loss, and 60 Minute Session How to Be Effective.

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Phonological Awareness for Children with Hearing Loss

Phonological Awareness is the ability to detectidentify, and manipulate sounds and syllables in words.

Phonological Awareness skills are CRUCIAL predictors of a child’s reading success.

Children with hearing loss CAN develop phonological skills through listening.

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Your IFSP/IEP Tool Kit

The process of preparing an Individual Family Service Plan (ages birth to three) or an Individualized Education Plan (ages three to twenty-one), can be a nerve-wracking process for even the most resilient parent of a child with hearing loss.  These meetings can be stressful, emotional, painful, confrontational… and good.  While there are many factors that may be out of your control, there are also quite a few things that you, as the parent, can do to build the strongest case for what your child needs.

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Advanced Reading Comprehension

If your child has mastered foundational listening and spoken language skills and is good at early reading comprehension, it’s time to take the task away from parent/teacher/therapist-read stories and to give the child tools for independent reading and comprehension of more complex written information.

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Dominican Republic 2011: Part II

On day two at the school, I started by learning some great new songs that I can’t wait to bring back and modify for English speakers!  Then, I observed a reading lesson.  It was very clear to me how much the teachers cared for their students, but it was equally clear that there are many factors stacked against them in their quest to teach these students to listen and talk.

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