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Showing posts with label hearing loss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hearing loss. Show all posts

Food for thought: Developmental milestones and hearing loss



I’m interrupting regular programming to publish something that I hope will reach and touch the people it needs to. First, here are some things you might not know about me that will explain why I care about this topic: when I’m not blogging about zero-waste and upcycling, I’m writing for a living and writing songs for fun. Words and music have always been central to my sense of who I am. I have a PhD in applied linguistics, I was a reading teacher for seven years and I spent two years writing marketing copy for educational toys, classroom and special-needs products. And, most importantly, I have an almost-6-year-old girl in my world. I'll call her Ms R.

So this topic is close to my heart. It’s about the importance of communication with children and the things that can get in the way. For example, what happens when hearing parents discover that their child can’t hear them?