Parent Infant Program – The River School

For parents and their young children (birth – three) with hearing loss

Noisy Toy List

There are some toys out there that are so noisy that they can cause additional hearing loss or can be painful for your little one to hear. Check out the Sight & Hearing Association's Noisy Toys List 2021 shown below. It lists popular... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Giving

With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering what gifts to get your little one or ideas to share with family members. Here are some of our favorites!  Personalized Books: Curious about the book featured at the top of this... Continue Reading →

Experience Books – Tips & Tricks

Experience books can be a great way to pre-teach vocabulary for an upcoming event or trip, or review and reflect on something that happened in the past. Reading aloud with your little ones increases their language and literacy skills and... Continue Reading →

WAIT for it…

Waiting is hard. It is hard for our little ones and it is hard for us! As you begin the process of helping your child develop their language skills, one very important strategy that needs to be practiced (by the... Continue Reading →

Optimizing Listening: Ling 6 Sound Checks

"Did they hear that?" This is a question you may be asking yourself frequently if your child uses hearing aids or cochlear implants. Especially in the early weeks and months it will take careful observation to determine if your child is detecting sounds.... Continue Reading →

Summer Fun!

With summer quickly approaching many families are wondering what to do to stay busy with their little ones, or how to embed listening and spoken language strategies into their busy summer schedules. Here are some ideas to get you started!... Continue Reading →

Water Play!

As the weather warms up, there will be many days you'll want to spend time at the pool, in the sprinklers, or even at the beach. You might be wondering about how to manage your child's hearing aids and/or cochlear... Continue Reading →

The Art of Sabotage

Using sabotage can be a valuable strategy for expanding your child's expressive language skills. What is sabotage exactly? Here is some more info on the art of sabotage and some tips and tricks for using sabotage at home with your little... Continue Reading →

Sights and Sounds of the Season

'Tis the season where your child will experience so many new sights, sounds and even smells! Here are ways to use these new experiences to develop their language and listening skills: What do you SEE? Activity: Take down a strand... Continue Reading →

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