Tag Archive: Language

December 22nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

We know that getting a cochlear implant is not an instant fix.  Speech, language, and listening skills do not magically appear after activation, and progress is on everyone’s minds.  How does progress happen?  How much is […]

November 26th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

I often hear from frustrated parents, “My child knows A, my child knows B, so why on earth can’t she make a sentence with A and B together?  I’m pulling my hair out!”  Moving from […]

November 24th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

A lot of attention in the AVT world is focused on infants and toddlers — detecting hearing loss at birth, fitting them hearing technology ASAP, and getting their families off to a running start with listening and […]

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 […]

August 26th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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 […]

July 6th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Flashcard-Free Vocabulary-4

  Children with hearing loss are at particular risk for deficits in vocabulary.  Even when children perform within normal limits when compared to hearing peers on other language measures, receptive (understanding) and expressive (using) vocabulary can […]

July 2nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

In this recap: Complicated Cochlear Implant Cases and Evidence Based Data to Support Early Cochlear Implantation   Complicated Cochlear Implant CasesTed Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.Meredith Holcomb, Au.D., CCC-A  Meyer, a surgeon, and Holcomb, and audiologist, both […]

July 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Maximizing Brain Adaptability: Enhancing Listening for Language Development, Speech Perception, and Music Appreciation  Beverly Wright, Ph.D., Northwestern University, School of Communication  Kate Gfeller, Ph.D., University of Iowa, School of Music Pamela Souza, Ph.D., Northwestern University, […]