Resources for Professionals
G.O.A.L.S.—GUIDED OBJECTIVES FOR AUDITORY TRAINING TO DEVELOP LISTENING AND SPOKEN LANGUAGE
This guide is designed for speech-language pathologists and educators working with children with hearing loss to develop listening and spoken language in a systematic approach.
- Awareness of Sound
- Phonetic Listening
- Developing an Auditory Feedback Loop
- Auditory Memory
- Auditory Comprehension
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PROMOTING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
This marvelous resource is for any professional new in the field or anyone in it up to their ankles. Our very own Cheryl Broekelmann, MA, LSLS Cert. AVeD, authored a chapter, which highlights teletherapy and her observations of families in our iHear program. Here’s an excerpt from the book:
After hundreds of years of educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) and engaging in simmering controversies about the ways in which children should communicate, we have reached the dawn of a new era in helping children achieve their potential. This era has emerged mainly because of new technologies; increased knowledge about spoken and sign language development; new insights into children’s needs in the areas of theory of mind, literacy, and social development; and opportunities to introduce language within an age range when the brain is naturally organizing itself to receive and express meaning. It is indeed an era of optimism, in which we can work together to ensure that all children and families reap the benefits of these advancements and their own hard work. These exciting times give us much hope, yet pressing challenges keep us searching for ever-better solutions.