Welcome to the third round of the Summer IEP for PARENTS-- Games, Activities and Sports! Hope everyone is feeling good about doing some fun activities and using lots of language! This week is more of the same-Games, Activities, and Sports. Regardless of the hot SC sun, summer is still a perfect time for fun. Family activities,…

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Guest Blogger: Gina Viruso, LSW Besides being able to identify different emotions that lead to the development of skills to be able to self-advocate, it is important that children have an understanding of who they are.  I strongly believe that without understanding their own self identity, children are unable to feel the confidence needed in…

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.17.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.17.6″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ text_font=”Arial||||||||”] Holidays mean one thing for parents–Lots of togetherness with their children!  Let’s use it to continue working on IDENTIFYING EMOTIONS.     Routines are going to be shifted…there might be longer-than-normal days…you will probably be seeing family and friends that you don’t normally see…All of…

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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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  One of the best ways to keep children who are deaf or hard of hearing learning during the summer is a language experience book.   This is a time-honored tradition in deaf education classes, and is also used by English as a Second Language teachers, speech language pathologists, and more.   But it is…

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Day 4 of the Back to Blogging/Deaf Awareness Month series!  Today is an idea that can be used at home, at school, on vacation, at the grocery store…anywhere!  You will need a few basic supplies in the beginning, but then you are set for a while! I used Language Experience Books when I was teaching…

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