Last week we posted about #SelfAdvocacy skills for preschool and early elementary school children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  This week, it is much of the same, but with more complexity. Remember, The first step in #SelfAdvocacy is Self-Awareness; being able to recognize and express emotions, explaining his/her hearing loss and what accommodations work for him/her,…

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Today starts #SelfAdvocacySunday.  Each week we will bring you another installation about increasing your child or student’s self-advocacy skills because YOU, the parent, are the best resource to teach these skills. What is self-advocacy?   Much of what people with typical access to spoken language learn is incidental; it happens nearby and you see and hear an exchange…

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Part 2: So what can we do to help our children? If you suspect bullying is happening at school, first talk to your child. Ask them about the experience and what is happening. Find out if they have reported the behavior to anyone at school and, if so, what their response was. Call a meeting.…

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What is bullying? An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity— to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people. Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential…

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If anyone has heard Mary or I present, or been at one of our home visits, or talked to us at a Child Care conference…heck, if you’ve talked to us at all, you know that we always are talking about how hearing loss impacts the typical acquisition of language.  Typically a baby is born into a…

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Here’s the presentation that Cara did at the Family Connections 2018 Hopes and Dreams Conference! If you have any questions, send Cara an email at csenterfeit@scbegin.org Access the presentation here: http://scbegin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Language-Construction-Paper-and-Ice-Cream-Sandwiches_-Making-Learning-Happen11.pdf

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