Tag Archive: Literacy

May 17th, 2012 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Cochlear Implant Online was featured in the Spring 2012 edition of The Arrow, the magazine of Pi Beta Phi, a fraternity for women (yes, the charter says fraternity, not sorority — it was the first […]

January 23rd, 2012 by | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

If you give a therapist a book… she’s going to want to make one more. Here are some ideas for creating books in therapy to help develop children’s language and pre-literacy skills, as well as […]

September 7th, 2011 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Phonological Awareness is the ability to detect, identify, and manipulate sounds and syllables in words. Phonological Awareness skills are CRUCIAL predictors of a child’s reading success. Children with hearing loss CAN develop phonological skills through […]

July 17th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Learning to Listen Sounds are one of the first things a parent learns when introduced to Auditory-Verbal Therapy.  Therapists with a caseload of many new listeners repeat these sounds dozens of times a day. […]

June 14th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

It’s heating up outside, the school year is coming to a close, and it’s time to dive in to all of the great listening and spoken language opportunities that summer can provide.  Here are some […]

May 16th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

If your child has mastered foundational listening and spoken language skills and is good at early reading comprehension, it’s time to take the task away from parent/teacher/therapist-read stories and to give the child tools for […]

May 9th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand written text and use that information in meaningful ways.  It’s a skill that can be difficult for many children, including those with hearing loss, but it is an […]

May 8th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Back in 2008, when I first started writing for Cochlear Implant Online, Rachel and I had many conversations about stereotypes about hearing loss in the media — specifically, in children’s literature.  At the time, I […]