I am conducting a survey to investigate the strategies that professionals (and pre-professional students) use to facilitate listening and spoken language skill growth in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please consider participating in this study to further the knowledge in our field! CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE.
I often receive questions from parents, especially around the holidays, for suggestions of toys that will help their children grow listening, speech, and language skills… and have fun! This week’s tip helps you zero in on what kinds of toys promote language, and which you can walk right by in the toys store because they actually hurtContinue reading “2016 AV Challenge: Tip #4”
The 2016 AG Bell Research Symposium was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and featured panelists: Julie Arenberg Bierer, Ph.D., CCC-A John S. Oghalai, M.D. René Gifford, Ph.D. Anu Sharma, Ph.D.
David Sousa, Ed.D. David Sousa shared insights from the field of educational neuroscience, which combines psychology, neuroscience, and pedagogy to study the interaction between mind, brain, and education. With technology influencing nearly every aspect of our lives, how has this changed the way children relate and learn?
Ronda Rufsvold ABD, LSLS Cert. AVEd Ye Wang Ph.D. Ronda Rufsvold, a PhD student in the Deaf Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University, under the direction of Dr. Wang, presented her research on quantity vs. quality of child directed language.
Here are some thought-provoking articles to help you discover more about culturally responsive practice.
It is so exciting to read about people with hearing loss in the news accomplishing great things. Academic award winners, artists, actors, athletes — their stories raise public awareness about hearing loss and dispel stereotypes about people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Conversely, there are those people with hearing loss who struggle mightily —Continue reading “Aim for the Middle”
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.
Here are some of the most common questions I hear about speech, articulation, and people with hearing loss.
When I tell people that my job is teaching children with hearing loss to listen and talk without the use of sign language, it usually stops people in their tracks for a minute. The first question I usually get is, “How?” which leads to a whole discussion about the auditory brain. The second most frequentlyContinue reading “Do You Teach Lipreading?”