Other early intervention resources
Strive and thrive refresh
Is your child preparing to enter school? Or are you a professional working with a child who is about to start school? This product is loaded with ideas, strategies and information that support the transition from pre school to ‘big’ school.
It includes a wide range of practical advice and tips covering:
- school vocabulary
- troubleshooting guide for Cochlear™ and Baha®
- helpful information on how the ear works.
- Download strive and thrive refresh
Auditory skill development
The following HOPE Note provides information on the hierarchy of auditory skill development that is essential for assessing current ability, targeting intervention goals and providing habilitation to children with cochlear implants.
The Ling-6 Sounds [m, ah, oo, ee sh, s] are important part of a young child’s listening development. Included in this downloadable pack are 6 cards. On one side of each is a picture of a Ling sound. On the reverse side are pictures and instructions that can be used to teach early vowels and simple phrases, extend early listening skills as well as develop language/ thinking skills through matching.
Speech Sounds: Vowels
Speech Sounds: Vowels is full of fun and engaging ideas, games and activities that you can do at home to help your child develop their vowels. This program can then be followed by Speech Sounds: Consonants.
Speech Sounds: Consonants
Speech Sounds has been designed to give children rich auditory input and exposure to one sound, and then move to a different sound after one or two weeks.
It helps teach the 20 most common English consonant sounds, by suggesting child friendly words, games and toys, daily routines, songs, books and more.
Parents can use Speech Sounds as a teaching aid at home. Ideally, families will be working in partnership with a therapist or educator for auditory habilitation.
Lot's of great ideas on things you can do while on holidays to maximise your child's listening and spoken language.
Visit Royal Institute for deaf and blind children
The Royal Institute for deaf and blind children has developed a series of educational iPhone/iPad apps based around popular children's songs that help children, including those who are deaf or hearing impaired, to develop their listening and language skills.
Visit hear and say centre
Newly implanted preschooler
While children as young as 12 months of age can have a cochlear implant, some receive them at a later age. These children have a great opportunity to catch up to their hearing peers, especially if their habilitation program takes into account their auditory and language experiences prior to implantation. The following HOPE Note guide addresses considerations for designing a comprehensive intervention plan for newly implanted preschool aged children.
Children from homes with spoken languages other than English
As a therapist or educator for auditory habilitation you may sometimes be working with parents and young implant recipients who usually speak in a language other than English at home. This article explores the auditory and language-learning needs of these implant recipients and offer suggestions and strategies to assist in their language development both at home and school.
HOPE seminar series
HOPE seminars are online seminars designed for educational professionals, therapists and clinicians who work with babies, children, teens and adults with hearing loss. Some are also appropriate for parents and recipients. The seminars can be accessed live and recorded (there are more than 120 archived seminars). They feature:
- in person workshops
- guides for educational professionals
- downloadable “notes” on a wide variety of habilitation and education-related topics
- a copies of the instructors’ PowerPoint presentation
- Download HOPE modules
Continuing education units (CEU’s)
CEU’s from ASHA and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) are offered for all live online seminars while CEU’s from AAA are also available for recorded courses.
Check the HOPE Cochlear Rehabilitation Resources website to find out when the next online seminar is available.
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