I genuinely believe in helping the next in line. As a parent of two thriving teenagers who were born with hearing loss, we have learned a lot along the way. I have taken many tangible strategies we implemented in our parenting style and shared them in this resource. This is not presented from a medical perspective, instead, it is based on hands-on experience as a family navigating hearng loss. We practiced this auditory-verbal style of communication in our daily life.
I will never forget the feeling of defeat I felt when a SLP minimized some of the challenges we were experiencing with our child’s language development. I realized they didn’t understand because despite being a professional, they had never lived it firsthand. We went on to work with many wonderfully encouraging professionals, but having another parent share their story is extremely helpful. This resource will give you some simple ways to better practice intentional communication and listening skills with your child.
This piece is also included in my ebook, “Navigating Your Child’s Hearing Loss.”