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September 18th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

We’ve all met “That Kid.”  The one who has seemingly endless energy.  The one you have to brace yourself for before he enters the room.  The one who can never, ever seem to sit still […]

September 16th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

When I tell people that my job is teaching children with hearing loss to listen and talk without the use of sign language, it usually stops people in their tracks for a minute.  The first […]

September 15th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

One of my favorite things to do as an Auditory Verbal Therapist is to meet with families of newly identified children for their initial evaluation.  It’s such a privilege for me to be able to […]

September 8th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Even parents who have chosen a listening and spoken language outcome for their children often ask, “Should we use baby signs?” just to fill the gap during the time from identification to cochlear implantation, or […]

September 5th, 2014 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, d*mned lies, and statistics.”  – Mark Twain It can certainly seem that way, can’t it?  Most people are not given the opportunity to take a rigorous research methods […]

September 2nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) by training.  I think SLPs are great!  But I strongly believe that for children with hearing loss, not just any SLP will do.  Why? Speech-language pathology training programs in the […]

September 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here!  After the process of candidacy assessments, choosing a device, and surgery, it’s finally time to activate the cochlear implant.  I’ve written before about what to expect in the first few […]

August 26th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

On your mark… get set… go! In a track and field competition, runners race around the track, jumping hurdle after hurdle in an attempt to be the first to the finish line.  It’s an incredible […]

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