Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

New Book from AG Bell: Helping Parents Promote Listening & Spoken Language for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

New Book from AG Bell: Helping Parents Promote Listening & Spoken Language for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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The AG Bell Association, last Summer, announced the publication of: 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Auditory-Verbal Practice: Promoting Listening and Spoken Language for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Their Families.

101 FAQs helps parents become their child's primary teachers in the lifelong development of listening and spoken language, literacy and independent thinking skills. The content represents a collaboration of researchers and practitioners engaged in auditory-verbal practice from all over the world. For parents and caregivers, the book:

* Responds to the wide range of questions that they have about their child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

* Demonstrates strategies and techniques that promote effective development of listening and spoken language.

* Addresses a wide range of contemporary issues in auditory-verbal practice, including listening and spoken language strategies for children in bilingual and multilingual households, service delivery to families who face socioeconomic challenges, and services to diverse families as well as those who have children with multiple disabilities.

* Highlights new service delivery options such as telepractice to make services more accessible. Telepractice can connect families and Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS[R]) over large distances through the use of teleconferencing technology. …

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