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The Easiest Way to Build Your Baby's Brain for Listening

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 27, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, daily routines

Did you know it’s important for you and your family to talk about everything you do with your newborn? Learn why it’s important for babies with hearing loss to hear words over and over and watch an everyday example of this strategy to help you and your family build it into your daily routine.

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Do This One Thing To Teach Your Baby to Read

By Hearing First TeamSeptember 4, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL plan

There’s something you can do today and every day to help your baby on their road to reading. Read our blog to learn the one thing that will help you teach your child with hearing loss to read and be on the road to grade-level reading by the third grade!

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Child Hear Better at Home

By Hearing First TeamJune 27, 2019

LSL Day by Day | Parent Outcomes, LSL outcomes, daily routines, parent advice, early brain development, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, listening and spoken language

It may seem like common sense to read that it’s easier for your child to listen and learn in a quieter environment, but did you know there are changes you can make in your home to minimize noise and make listening easier? Get our tips for creating an LSL-friendly home so your child can learn in an optimal listening environment.

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How to Build Language and Reading Skills by Singing

By Hearing First TeamMay 30, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, daily routines

Is it possible to grow your baby’s brain by singing to them? Absolutely! Learn why singing is such an important activity for helping your child with hearing loss learn to listen and talk and get some easy tips to get you started.

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Resources for Parents of Toddlers with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 16, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

This week, we’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of toddlers with hearing loss! Keep reading to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you as you work with your early interventionist to teach your child with hearing loss to learn to listen and talk with Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).

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Resources for Parents of Infants with Hearing Loss

By Hearing First TeamMay 10, 2019

LSL Day by Day | listening and spoken language, Literacy Skills, Reading Aloud, Road to Literacy, Reading Handouts

We’re celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month by highlighting Hearing First resources for parents of infants with hearing loss! Read our blog to find handouts, videos, and blogs that will help you power the listening, talking, and literacy potential for your baby with hearing loss this month and beyond!

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Promote Your Child’s Brain Development by Reaching the 40 Million Word Goal

By Hearing First TeamApril 24, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, daily routines, parent advice, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

As a parent, you’ve probably heard about the importance of reading books, teaching manners, and singing songs. However, you might not have been told that one of the best ways to build your child’s brain is by talking to them. Learn about the importance of helping your child hear 40 million words by age four, and some of our simple, everyday tips to reach this goal!

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The Best Ways to Help Your Child with Hearing Loss Build Language Skills

By Hearing First TeamJanuary 8, 2019

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, parent-professional partnerships, Parent Outcomes, LSL journey, Celebrate LSL, parent support

A new year means a new set of goals and opportunities to help your child with hearing loss reach successful listening and spoken language outcomes. Start your year strong with our top tips to build your child’s language skills!

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How to Get Family Members Involved in Your Child’s Hearing Journey

By Hearing First TeamDecember 4, 2018

LSL Day by Day | parent advice, Parent Outcomes, parent-professional partnerships, LSL journey, LSL story, parent support, Celebrate LSL

The holidays are upon us, meaning lots of family gatherings and get-togethers are coming too. Whether or not you realize it now, each family member and friend in the room can be a part of your LSL journey with your child who is deaf or hard of hearing. Read how to include them and increase your community of support below.

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How Five Minutes can Power Your Child’s Potential for Listening, Talking, and Reading

By Hearing First TeamOctober 10, 2018

LSL Day by Day | LSL outcomes, parent advice, daily routines, LSL strategies, LSL techniques, early brain development, listening and spoken language

The simple morning routine known as Take Five can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!

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