Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Little Listener Anthony - A Jockey, A Wheelchair and A Horse

Check out one of my "Little Listeners" who I have seen for AVT since he was an infant. Anthony has auditory neuropathy and  hears with his cochlear implant.

Each Halloween Anthony's Dad designs and makes one of a kind costumes. This year he is a jockey with his wheelchair and his horse. He was a honored guest at two horse tracks in Chicagoland last week. Anthony's 2015 Halloween costume is amazing and parents hope to reach Ellen DeGeneres so he can be a guest on the show!

Monday, September 14, 2015

September Listening and Language Calendar

Here is a month's worth of language ideas

 that you can incorporate into AUDITORY VERBAL THERAPY with your child.

 Click HERE to download your own printable copy.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cochlear's Communication Corner

The Communication Corner
The Communication Corner provides age-appropriate resources to help maximize your or your loved one’s hearing. The training programs include fun and engaging activities from early listening to more complex conversations to use of technology.
Click HERE

  1. Choose the most appropriate age level to view the various programs available within the site.
  2. Use the program sample to see if the program meets your needs to improve your or your loved one’s communication skills.
  3. Take the short assessment to get guidance as to where to start within the program.
  4. Come back often as there will be suggestions for which programs to try next.           
Each program has a short assessment which helps you know where to start. This ensures tasks are at the right level and will be fun and engaging. You will always have access to easier materials if you would like to practice skills you have already mastered.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

FAQ- Cochlear Implants - Bringing The Gift of Sound

Frequently Asked Beginning Questions

  • Cochlear implants are not new. They have been around for more than 30 years.

  • The ear surgery required is a routine, outpatient procedure that takes approximately 2-3 hours.

  • Cochlear implants are safe, effective, FDA-approved devices that help when hearing aids cannot.

  • A cochlear implant is not a hearing aid. A hearing aid makes sound louder, but a cochlear implant works differently. It directly stimulates the hearing nerve and goes around the damaged parts of the ear 

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    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Listening Skills and Phonemic Awareness -SIGHTWORDS

    SIGHTWORDS is a new website that targets early listening skills and phonemic awareness.  
    Sightwords.com is a comprehensive sequence of teaching activities, techniques, and materials for one of the building blocks of early child literacy. They combine the latest literacy research with decades of teaching experience to bring you the best methods of instruction to make teaching easier, more effective, and more fun.

    Friday, September 4, 2015

    All-About-Me WH- Question Game - FREEBIE

    Back to School Fun in AVT this week with "Beach Ball Bonanza: An All-About-Me WH- Question game". created by my friend, Kristine an LSLS Cert. Auditory Verbal Therapist.