Language Experience Book

  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...

What is an Extended School Year (ESY)?

  What is ESY? Extended School Year (ESY) IS additional special education services needed for a child with a disability that is  “necessary [for] the child to benefit from his or her education…so that the child can make progress toward the goals specified on the...

6 IEP Tips for Professionals

  Language builds on language. 80-90% of what a 5 year old knows going into kindergarten is learned incidentally – that means without thinking, without trying, the brain is listening and hearing and building language.  Kids with a hearing loss don’t have the...

5 IEP Tips for Parents

Organize and bring your child’s paperwork with you. The most important ones to bring are: your child’s current IEP new audiological reports new evaluation reports Take paper to use to write notes during the meeting. The Beginnings parent notebook is a great...