Helping Children With Hearing Loss Get The Most Out Of Team Sports

Team sports for kids

Sports are challenging, and for the child with a hearing loss, there are additional obstacles such as communication, safety, and protecting delicate hearing devices. Unique strategies and preparation are essential.  Extracurricular activities and sporting events teach lessons regarding teamwork, responsibility, winning, and losing. These activities are vital for the overall educational and social experiences of… Continue reading Helping Children With Hearing Loss Get The Most Out Of Team Sports

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss

Adverse childhood experiences and pediatric hearing loss

Childhood should be a happy time in any person’s life. Ideally, one’s childhood should be filled with opportunities to learn and grow, as well as plenty of wholesome fun and recreation. Key to ensuring a happy childhood are a good, stable home environment and loving, supportive family members. Unfortunately, not all children grow up in… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Hearing Loss

New Laws Aimed At Supporting Kids With Hearing Loss

New laws to support kids with hearing problems in school

The school year is now back in full swing, and kids of all ages are settled into classrooms learning and connecting with teachers and fellow students. School administrators and parents do everything they can to ensure that they have the supplies and support needed to excel, but what about hearing support? While it’s not always… Continue reading New Laws Aimed At Supporting Kids With Hearing Loss

Supporting Theory of Mind Development in Children with Hearing Loss

As you might imagine, children with hearing loss typically experience delayed skill development in several areas, especially language. Luckily, in addition to the child’s parents and family, pediatric audiologists are available to help build the child’s skills and abilities. While much of a pediatric audiologist’s work focuses on building the language, vocabulary, syntax, and conversational… Continue reading Supporting Theory of Mind Development in Children with Hearing Loss

Fostering family engagement is crucial in the success of children with hearing loss

For children with hearing loss, early identification and intervention are essential to improving their communication and academic outcomes. Thanks to the development and implementation of universal newborn hearing screening, more children than ever before are having their hearing loss identified early. This allows hearing care professionals to provide intervention and support at an earlier stage… Continue reading Fostering family engagement is crucial in the success of children with hearing loss