Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Year's Resolutions for Auditory Verbal Families

Ring in the New Year with a Resolution and a Game

(updated from a 2012 post)
"I will plan ahead, be creative, 
spend intentional time talking with my child,
 following his interests,  have fun together all while 
expanding his listening, learning, vocabulary, spoken language 
and conversational skills."

Did you know?
For further information contact Dave Sindrey LSLS CertAVT 

Children with normal hearing passively absorb information or "overhear" from the environment and constantly pick up details of information. This is referred to as incidental learning. As much as 90% percent of what a child with typical hearing learns is from overhearing conversations. 

Your child with a hearing loss does not as easily "eavesdrop" and may miss significant information that is not directed at him. As you know, even hearing aids and/or cochlear implants do not restore normal hearing. Children who have a hearing loss need to be taught directly many of the skills, concepts, and vocabulary that other children learn incidentally. 

The topic and vocabulary associated with the New Year is a prime example as we usually talk about the New Year once a year which does not result in much repetition for listening, auditory comprehension and processing. In addition, the vocabulary is very specific to the celebration.


Ring In The New Year With 
A Game and Begin Keeping Your Resolution

Play this FREE NEW YEARS GAME which will provide a fun way to expand new listening and spoken language skills while spending time together as a family. The game creator also included a recipe to make with your child for your New Year celebration. Check out all her ideas at

Players start at “Baby New Year” and end at “Father Time.” 

 The first set of game cards address New Year vocabulary
and can be used to put words in sentences, give the definition or provide a synonym.
 Talk about how your family celebrates, last year's memories and
 throw confetti and stay up until midnight.

These cards contain WH questions and fill-in- the-blanks related to New Year Resolutions. 

Cheers to A New Years. May 2015 be your better than ever!

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