Installment 6: Knowledge of Hearing Loss

#SelfAdvocacySunday-Knowledge of hearing loss Another crucial piece of #self-advocacy is for a child to be able to understand his or her hearing loss and explain it to another person. Imagine the confidence she will have when she, not her mom, says “These are...

Installment 5: #SelfAdvocacySunday

Hi, there! Happy last Sunday of 2018, and last #SelfAdvocacySunday post of the year, too. This post not only helps with self-advocacy, it also helps with getting back into the routine of school.  A tool that is immensely beneficial at home and at school is a visual...

Installment #4: #SelfAdvocacySunday

Guest Blogger: Gina Viruso, LSW #SelfAdvocacySunday-Aware of self as a deaf or hard of hearing individual 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...

Installment #3: #SelfAdvocacySunday

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...

Installment 2: #SelfAdvocacySunday

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...