Tag Archive: Opinion

September 15th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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 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 […]

August 7th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Last night, the children’s news program Nick News with Linda Ellerbee was all about kids who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The program featured stories from five different tweens/teens who represented a variety of […]

July 27th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

About seven years ago, I received an email from a deaf mother, which was sent through this website, Cochlear Implant Online.  She told me that she grew up learning to speak and communicate in sign […]

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 […]

January 5th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »


Written by Crystine Kim There are many things that we will always learn in our everyday life. But for me, my deafness has taught me many things while I was growing up.  I can’t forget these lessons […]

August 13th, 2013 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

The Atlantic, another highly regarded publication, perpetuates misinformation about cochlear implants, listening and spoken language, and a highly regarded deaf-related organization, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. E-mail a letter […]

August 9th, 2013 by | Tags: , | 5 Comments »


This past Monday’s Switched at Birth episode picked up the cochlear implant story from where it was left off a few episodes ago.  However, in the episode, “Prudence, Avarice, Lust, Justice, Anger,” that was aired two […]