Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Listening and Describing Challenges - Backseat Drawing Game

My school aged Listeners have been having great fun engaging, listening and following directions with the game BackSeat Drawing by Out Of The Box Publishing.

 The artists don’t know what they are drawing—they can only listen and follow the instructions given by another player which makes the ability to describe is a must. 

Laughter erupts as players attempt to follow directions and to guess what is being drawn. This leads to targeting clarification and self-advocacy skills.




Check out THIS blog as an SLP focuses on ways to use this game for suggested goals for receptive language and auditory processing, as well as sequencing and organizing language.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Must View Video: Research On Image-Guided Cochlear Implant Programming

Take a look at Science Friday’s video featuring Vanderbilt's Rene Gifford’s research on image-guided cochlear implant programming and hear the story of audiologist Allyson who becomes a Ci recipient.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Best New AV Toy for Therapy and Home

I want to share a great new toy with endless goal areas for Auditory Verbal therapy.  Rather that telling you how I am using Miffy feel free to share some of your ideas. But honestly, this is a must buy!

Miffy Hide and Seek is based on a timeless game. Once hidden from sight Miffy calls out  “I am here, I am here!” which helps guide the players to listen and follow the sounds to the secret hiding place.

The enclosed picture cards can be used as clues to help find her or for beginning household vocabulary. Yes, locations words, turn taking, and localization are three of my hundreds of ideas to incorporate Milly into listening and spoken language lessons.  What ideas do you have?



Monday, January 9, 2017

January Listening and Spoken Language Calendar

Click HERE to download the free January printable calendar with daily Listening and Spoken Language suggestions for families from the Moog Center.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

AG Bell 2016 Year in Review

Talk Time Not Screen Time - 2017 App List for Speech and Language Pathologists


Thanks to Omazing Kids for Sharing An iPad and APP List for 2017





Coming soon each month Hearing First Professional Learning Community will highlight a favorite app, share an associated LSL technique, and Explode the APP*
to promote listening, language and literacy to power lifetime success.


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Visit www.hearingfirst.org or click here to learn about the Hearing First Communities.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HearSayLW - 100 Top Speech and Language Websites and Blogs for 2017



 I am humbled to announce that my site was awarded one of the
Top 100 Speech and Language Blogs and Websites for 2017,



You can check out over 100 of my colleague's sites by following the link to Kidmunicate

These sites represent a treasure of resources for professionals and parents.

The awarded sites are grouped into the following categories
SLP Blogs
SLP Resources
SLP Disorders and SLP Technology

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THIRD TIME IS A CHARM!

Lynn at www.HearSayLW.com has been chosen on all three annual Top Speech and Language Lists 

The 2016 Top 100+ Blogs and Websites for Speech and Language Pathology

The 2015 Top 75 Speech and Language Pathology Websites 

KEY TAKEAWAYS - Minimal Hearing Loss Should Not Result in Minimal Intervention

Key TakeAways 


ABOUT HEARING FIRST
The Hearing First website is a multimedia digital experience and connection point designed to link families who have chosen Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) for their children with hearing loss and the professionals who work with them with the resources, information, tools, community and learning experiences they need to ensure the children in their lives succeed. 
Visit www.hearingfirst.org or click here to learn about the Hearing First Communities.

Research Summary - Minimal Hearing Loss Should Not Result in Minimal Intervention

HERE


Minimal Hearing Loss: From a Failure-Based Approach to Evidence-Based Practice
 Allison M. Winiger, Joshua M. Alexander, and Allan O. Diefendorf

Am J Audiol. 2016 Sep 1;25(3):232-45. doi: 10.1044/2016_AJA-15-0060.
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A review of literature on minimal hearing loss (MHL) published from 1950 to 2013 using the keywords minimal hearing loss, unilateral hearing loss, and mild hearing loss was sampled. The purpose was to provide evidence of challenges faced by children with MHL and to establish the need for evidence-based options for early intervention.
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A Minimal Hearing Minimal Loss Should Not Result in Minimal Intervention 

The very word minimal brings to mind trivial, negligible, insignificant and inconsequential. This does not describe the impact of Minimal Hearing Loss (MHL) on children with unilateral, mild, and high-frequency hearing losses according to this current representative sample of the literature.

The purpose was to identify challenges faced by these children and to establish the need for evidence-based options for early intervention. Six challenges associated with MHL emerged; Speech Recognition, Language Development and Competence, Academic Performance, Psychosocial and Emotional Well-Being, Listening Effort, and Localization. Six interventions were indicated for children with MHL: Preferential Seating and Classroom Modifications, FM Systems, Hearing Aids, CROS Hearing Aids, BAIs, Special Services (provision of audiological, educational and speech and language therapy) and Monitoring (hearing sensitivity and for the development or progression of negative effects of MHL). Due to the large individual variability in outcomes and performance, a universal protocol for intervention for children with MHL was not recommended...

About Hearing First
The Hearing First website is a multimedia digital experience and connection point designed to link families who have chosen Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) for their children with hearing loss and the professionals who work with them with the resources, information, tools, community and learning experiences they need to ensure the children in their lives succeed. 
Visit www.hearingfirst.org or click here to learn about the Hearing First Communities.