Language

Critical Communication Skills

Whether your child’s at home, daycare, or school, there are 9 critical communication skills needed to function independently. These communication skills work whether your child’s talking or using an alternative communication systems like PECS. This is awesome! Because isn’t that the whole goal, to help our kids be as independent as possible? The nine skills needed… Read More Critical Communication Skills

Auditory, Language

Auditory Fatigue

After a week of professional development, I’m experiencing some serious mental fatigue. My brain literally feels like it’s going to implode from knowledge overload. This brain exhaustion makes me wonder, what’s it like for children with hearing amplification? How does it feel to experience listener/auditory fatigue? What’s Auditory Fatigue? Auditory fatigue is the exhaustion you… Read More Auditory Fatigue

Auditory, Language

Train the Brain: Auditory Sandwich

Double chocolately goodness with cream in the middle is your inspiration for today’s easiest listening and spoken language strategy: the auditory sandwich. The auditory sandwich is one of the strategies you use to develop a child’s language and auditory skills. Keep in mind that auditory and language development is really brain development. It’s synaptic connections being… Read More Train the Brain: Auditory Sandwich

Language

Baby Talk is for Babies

Baby’s Hearing By the time a baby’s born, they’ve already been listening to their mom talk for months. Around 30 weeks gestation, babies begin responding to sound because their inner ear‘s finished developing. We know babies are listening to language because before a baby’s even left the delivery room, they can tell the difference between vowels in… Read More Baby Talk is for Babies

Language

Teaching Vocabulary within the Classroom Curriculum

When you’re working with a child for only a portion of the day, it’s tough to hit all the required curriculum and really target vocabulary. Luckily, we’ve got your back and some strategies to introduce and effectively teach vocabulary while simultaneously teaching the classroom curriculum. Wanna teach vocabulary in daily routines & with music? check out this… Read More Teaching Vocabulary within the Classroom Curriculum

Auditory, Language

Strategies to Teach Vocabulary

When we’re talking about vocabulary development, first we have to know how children’s vocabulary naturally develops. Before school, children’s vocabulary grows as they are exposed to language while interacting with their environment. While natural language exposure works to develop vocabulary, many circumstances can negatively affect this process like whether a child is DHH (has hearing… Read More Strategies to Teach Vocabulary