The first-ever book for families, audiologists and teachers working to teach second, spoken languages to children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, is now available. Its author, Michael Douglas, a certified auditory-verbal therapist (AVT), was based at the University of Houston from 2010 to 2012. Read: Dual Language-Learning for Children With Hearing Loss Some people are
Media work traditionally was challenging when people had hearing issues – but digital hearing devices have changed this. Essentially, the children in this video use new media tools and presentation skills as their hearing peers do. Talking to camera in a #newsroom – and creating media! http://t.co/8FxvVF7chz #cochlearimplants #summercamp — Caroline Carswell (@irishdeafkids) June 9,
Two students at Rochester Institute of Technology, Patrick Seypura and Alec Satterly, who have hearing issues, are gearing for connected homes with a smartphone-based alarm clock app, to distribute via Cenify, their company. This video shows how the app and phone might work in the home context: A wireless version of the app-managed clock is
Several fascinating articles on cochlear implants and literacy appeared in the recent world press, some of which are collated here for reading. Early Child Literacy Child literacy improves when a cochlear implant is accessed before age 3, to maximise a child’s residual hearing, and to address early vocabulary gaps with activities like parent-child talking interactions and
Children who communicate by listening and talking can have strong literacy levels, thanks to extensive reading practice during their early-years learning to talk process. Stacey Lim, assistant professor of audiology at Central Michigan University, explains some literacy findings when infants and young children access cochlear implants with auditory verbal therapy (AVT, or learning to listen and
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