Friday, June 22, 2018

Amazing Megan Swanson Is Back Again!

Megan one of my AVT graduates, a 2018 Netflix's Nailed It contestant, and the 2017 Miss Amazing Miss National Winner will be speaking at the AG Bell Convention in Arizona this Saturday on the "Experiences in the Workplace" panel sharing stories, experiences, and tips about integrating hearing loss, work and career. Megan will be joined by Justin Osmond and Elena LaQuatra at the Experiences in the Workplace Panel.

After years of listening and spoken language intervention, I am looking forward to being in the audience listening to Megan speak and share her words of wisdom.

 Yes, Megan is AMAZING!

A Listening and Spoken Language Journey - 20 Years Later

Dear Skye Serena,
I have many wonderful memories of week after week and year after year together with you and your family as you learned to listen and talk. I am grateful your family trusted me to guide and come beside them as your auditory verbal therapist twenty years ago. Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.
You are amazing.
Skye and Lynn  - June 2018

"One day our patients will be able to tell their own stories, and we will no longer have to convince naysayers that deaf children can listen and speak." Richard T. Miyamoto, M.D.

20 Years Ago

Your first long awaited cochlear implant surgery.
Children's Miracle Network - so fun to see you posted at Speedway stations!
It takes a village. Three generations of strong women!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Baby Ayla Can Learn To Listen and Talk

The beautiful story from an Auditory Verbal family the day after one-year-old Ayla hears with her cochlear implants for the first time. Dad and Mom talk about the power of hearing for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk. 

 At Hearing First, we want all children to benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening and for parents to learn the status of their baby’s hearing first. Hearing is a foundational building block for children to learn to listen and talk, become healthy readers, and do well in school.

Today, children who are deaf or hard of hearing can learn to listen and talk and achieve learning and literacy outcomes on par with their hearing friends. The earlier a child with hearing loss is identified, amplified, and receiving help, the more opportunities that child will have. We want all children to have the opportunity to take advantage of access to sound
 – a critical building block for future success. 
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