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Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

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 →

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Sensory Exploration: Seeing, Smelling, Squishing

Do you ever wonder why everything ends up in the mouth of your little one? Or why it seems like a bath is needed after almost every mealtime? Young children learn about their world by exploring it with their senses.... Continue Reading →

Making Your Home Listening Friendly

We know how important it is to provide children with hearing loss language-rich environments at home and at school. The next step is making sure that those environments are optimized to make listening as easy as possible for your children.... Continue Reading →

Communication Options

Throughout your journey navigating the world of hearing loss, you will learn about various paths that will teach language to your child. It may seem that some providers, family members, friends or even strangers have strong opinions about which option... Continue Reading →

Getting to Know You

We are happy to welcome returning and new families to the Parent-Infant Program! Meeting new people is something your child experiences on a daily basis. The following are some ways to help promote the development of social skills and encourage... 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 →

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