Communication Matters

World Hearing Day at CHSC

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018

World Hearing Day, formally known as International Ear Care Day, is celebrated every year on March 3rd. The World Health Organization started this day in 2007 to promote better hearing health care through themes.  The 2018 theme is “Hear the future” - drawing attention to the anticipated increase in the number of people with hearing loss around the world in the coming decades. It will focus on three strategies (Prevention, Identification, Treatment) to stem the rise and outline steps to ensure access to the necessary rehabilitation services and communication tools and products for people with hearing loss.

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Tags: Hearing Aid, Audiology, Hearing Aids, Communication, Hearing, Hearing Loss Prevention, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss

Prevent "Summer Slide" in Reading Skills

Barbara Choudhury, SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

Summer vacation isn’t all fun and games (even if it should be).  Research shows that summer can take a toll on a student’s knowledge and skills-from mathematics to reading development.  Summer learning loss (“summer slide”) contributes substantially to the achievement gap between low-income and high-income students.  Luckily many types of summer programs can help keep a child's mind engaged over the summer.

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Tags: reading, literacy, Wilson Reading Program, Reading Summer Camp

My Baby Needs Hearing Aids – Now What?

Bridgid M. Whitford Au.D, CCC-A | Posted on February 02, 2018

My beautiful baby is born and the feelings of joy are immense. Everything is brand new and a little overwhelming. The routine hearing screening at the hospital is performed. Wait. What? My baby needs more testing? But that doesn’t make sense! We have no history of hearing loss in the family and my baby is "healthy.” I do as suggested and schedule a full diagnostic test. The results show a permanent hearing loss. The audiologist is recommending hearing aids.

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Tags: Hearing Aid, Hearing Aids, Communication, Hearing, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss

Your Child’s Speech Development: Birth to 5 Years

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

What to Look for at Various Ages

Birth to 6 Months

  • Responds to sounds (startles, turns head).
  • Quiets to familiar voices.
  • By 6 months, responds to name being called.
  • Vocalizes when talked to.
  • Begins to coo.
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication

Signs and symptoms of a language-learning disability

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

If your child has difficulty with any of the listed signs and symptoms, a language learning evaluation conducted by a speech-language pathologist SLP) is recommended.

  • Reads slowly and painfully
  • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text; that is, they understand if someone tells them
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Learning

What is Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) and how is it treated?

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018

 

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Stroke, Brain Injury

Reading Aloud: The Importance of a Bedtime Story

Sharon Dundee | Posted on February 02, 2018
Bedtime story.jpgDid you know that reading aloud is the single most important thing a parent or caregiver can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning?
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Wilson Reading Program, Reading Summer Camp

What is the 30 Million Word Gap?

The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development

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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, reading, literacy, Wilson Reading Program, Reading Summer Camp

Play Chart Development Tips for Ages 0-5

Michelle Foye, MA CCC-SLP | Posted on February 02, 2018
 
Baby Stages.jpgThis developmental chart lists some skills typical of a child's development from infancy through 5 years. Children may vary in their development, and, of course, the best gift you can give a child at any age is your love and affection. If you have any questions concerning your child's development, contact your pediatrician and/or ask about our early intervention program.
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Tags: Speech, Language, Communication, Caregiving

How to Communicate with Your Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

Bridgid M. Whitford Au.D, CCC-A | Posted on February 02, 2018
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Communicating with your deaf or hard of hearing child is extremely important. The key to your child's language development and learning success is using two-way communication: that is, interacting with your child and encouraging your child to interact with you.
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Tags: Hearing Aids, Communication, Hearing, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss, American Sign Language, Interpreting, ASL