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Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

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Weekly Sessions

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 →

Sibling Relationships

There is no greater relationship than the one between siblings. Families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing often wonder how to foster the bond between their children. Here are some tips for how to promote a positive sibling... Continue Reading →

The Auditory Sandwich

One of our favorite resources is Boys Town National Research Hospital. The "Hearing Services" section of their website has a lot of great information about developing language skills for your deaf or hard of hearing child. The information below about... Continue Reading →

Reading Strategies

It’s never too early to start reading books to your little ones. Below are some tips for choosing books, as well as strategies for making the most of your reading time. CHOOSING THE BEST BOOKS New Language Learners Look for... Continue Reading →

Becoming an Advocate & Educating Others

Whenever your child enters the care of someone else, it is your job to provide that person with the information they need in order to best care for your little one. When your child has a hearing loss, it is... Continue Reading →

Facilitating Friendships

From infancy to toddlerhood, you have the unique opportunity to provide your children with experiences that will enhance their social skills as they grow. Making eye contact, taking turns, and identifying emotions are the first steps for building friendships. Here... Continue Reading →

Rephrase, Repeat, Expand!

Your child is beginning to use their words and tell you what they want—how exciting! Now is the time to foster your child’s development of language as they are gaining confidence in their voice. Here are some tips and tricks... Continue Reading →

My Family & Me

With springtime holidays such as Easter and Passover quickly approaching, visits with close and distant family members are common. Sometimes it can be difficult to explain to family members the best way to communicate with your child. Here are some... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Jungle!

Before you know it, the weather will finally warm up and outdoor activities and trips will be easier to accomplish with your little one. Trips to the zoo are always a hit, but before you bring your child out to... Continue Reading →

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