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October 22nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

“When you get a cochlear implant, all of your natural hearing is destroyed.” This used to be the common wisdom: get a cochlear implant, forgo any residual hearing (hearing that you have without the use of hearing devices). […]

October 20th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

When you meet someone new, one of the first questions we tend to ask is, “What do you do?”  When I tell people that I teach children with hearing loss to listen and speak, it’s […]

October 14th, 2014 by | Tags: , | 7 Comments »

Opponents of cochlear implants, or CI skeptics, or even those who are neutral but uninformed often parrot the lines that “Some people just don’t do well with cochlear implants.”  They say, “Not everyone gets the same […]

October 13th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

One of my favorite parts of my job is the fact that I get to spend time with so many amazing, interesting, terrific families of children with hearing loss.  Thanks to teletherapy, “my” families now […]

October 6th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Learning to use the toilet is a big developmental milestone for toddlers, and a big challenge for parents!  How can parents successfully navigate this age and stage, especially when you add hearing loss to the […]

October 3rd, 2014 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

One of the most common questions I hear from parents is, “My child does XYZ.  Is this due to the hearing loss?”  I’ve heard all kinds of things — from the obvious (having difficulty hearing […]

September 30th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Here are five simple strategies you can use to encourage your child to expand their expressive language at home.  At first, it may seem overwhelming to keep them all in your “toolbox.”  That’s okay!  I […]

September 23rd, 2014 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Learning that your child has hearing loss can be a world-shaking event for parents.  The truth is, though millions of people around the world have hearing loss, most parents have little prior experience with people […]

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