Tag Archive: Professional Development

December 4th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Testing and evaluations bring up many emotions in parents and children alike.  Used well, a comprehensive evaluation provides a measure of the child’s progress and a road map for the way forward.  But how are […]

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 […]

November 7th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Due to family schedules, it’s usually the same parent or caregiver who is able to attend therapy with the child each week. Each session, this “present parent” receives coaching, modeling, and guidance in becoming their […]

November 6th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Psychologist Lev Vygotsky is credited with identifying the concept of the “Zone of Proximal Development.”  This “ZPD” is the area between what a learner can do without help and what a learner can do with […]

November 5th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

It’s very tempting to feel that you need to be “doing therapy” every waking hour of every day for your child to make progress. If you can do this, on top of cooking meals, doing […]

October 23rd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Here are some of the most common questions I hear about speech, articulation, and people with hearing loss. My child is [age] and doesn’t say the [b, f, s, k, etc.] sound yet.  Is that okay? […]

October 13th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

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 […]

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

It’s said that there’s no such thing as a stupid question.  But for therapists who want to communicate well with the families they serve, there are certainly some ways to ask the questions that are smarter than others. […]