How do our kids do with the hearing impaired? My son has been around other autistic kids for most of his life. He has also had contact with a few Down Syndrome kids. However, until recently, he has had very little contact with the hearing impaired. He now has a deaf swimming instructor. Unfortunately, he has struggled to communicate with her. How did I help … [Read more...] about Autistic Kids and the Hearing Impaired
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I’m Tired of Hearing the “Reasons” That Parents Fail
It’s hard to watch the news when you have kids. When Ava was first born, I made a habit of avoiding the television altogether because between post-partum depression, sleep deprivation and a love for my child so big that my heart almost burst, even “America’s Funniest Home Videos” had me reaching for tissues (I have a special place in my heart for old people falling). During my … [Read more...] about I’m Tired of Hearing the “Reasons” That Parents Fail
The Holiday Rush: Why Am I Already Hearing Christmas Music?
I woke up the morning after Halloween with a tiny bit of a sugar hangover. It's the same thing year after year. After collecting enough candy to fill a football stadium and eating enough candy to keep every dentist in this city in business for years to come, the children fall into deep sleep filled with dreams of Skittles, Twizzlers and chocolate bars. That's … [Read more...] about The Holiday Rush: Why Am I Already Hearing Christmas Music?
Tired of Hearing It’s Not Fair? How to Expand Your Child’s Perspective
Somehow, my children have been given the impression that all circumstances in life must be fair. For example, if my daughter reveals at the dinner table that she had a cupcake at school because it was someone’s birthday in her class, my son’s voice will instantly raise three octaves and he will then launch into a whiny diatribe about how "That Is Not Fair." Moreover, he … [Read more...] about Tired of Hearing It’s Not Fair? How to Expand Your Child’s Perspective
Hearing-Impaired Children in the Classroom
Kids experience full or partial hearing loss due to a variety of causes, including certain illnesses, loud noises and injury. Hearing impairments of varying degrees interfere with a child's development and success in the classroom. Early and effective interventions give her the chance to catch up or stay at grade level. Education Problems A child with a hearing impairment faces … [Read more...] about Hearing-Impaired Children in the Classroom