Summertime tips for hearing aids and cochlear implants
Summer is here and that means heat and humidity, perspiration and pools—all of which can be damaging to your equipment! Additionally, some kids don’t want to take the device off. “For little kids, just tell them ‘We don’t wear these in the water. They will break” advises Cheryl Broekelmann, MA, LSLS Cert AVEd and...
"I remember that one vacation...." (or how to make the experience last long after you've unpacked the car)
By Amy Knackstedt, MA, CED
Are you planning a fun family trip this summer? Whether you go to the local water park or make the haul to Disney World, your vacation can be much more than just great memories. Below are a few ideas to think about as you prepare and return home from your...
Summer camp for my child with hearing loss? YES PLEASE!
By Jeanne Flowers, MSDE, MS, CCC-SLP, CED, LSLSCert.AVEd
Summer camp is a fabulous learning opportunity for children, and children who have a hearing loss are no exception! Summer camp, whether day camp or overnight camp, provides opportunities for children to try something new, often independently without mom or dad right by their side. When preparing...
Stretching your child's spoken language all summer long
By Susan Sehgal, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd
Reading over the summer (and anytime during the year) builds essential language and vocabulary skills for all children, but especially children with hearing loss. Have fun going to the library, picking out books, and reading together. Follow your child’s lead and you will be amazed at how...
Michelle Graham, M.S, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd discusses wear time for devices
Click here to read Michelle Graham's latest article about device wear time and kids. Shared via AG Bell.
IN alumni performs speech, mom recalls beginnings
We recently received this email from a St Joe mom and are excited to share the great news.
"At Simeon's school, each fifth grader must memorize a declamation (short speech) about 3 minutes long. They are required to stand in front of the class and present it. The three fifth grade teachers selected the top...
SJI Spring 2015 newsletter
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