Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

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 →

Books Featuring Children or Characters with Hearing Loss

Are you looking for books that feature children with hearing loss? Here are a few that we've heard about. If you know of any others please feel free to comment below and let us know!  Printed Books: A Birthday for... Continue Reading →

Reading Strategies

It's never too early to start reading books to your little ones, but where to start? It's not uncommon for parents to feel intimidated by the idea of reading to an infant or toddler, especially one with hearing loss. Below... Continue Reading →

Developing Early Speech

Does your child drop final sounds in their words? Does your child substitute sounds in words (‘doddy’ for ‘doggy’)? Is your child nonsensically babbling with a few real words here and there? If so, these are all a normal part... Continue Reading →

Managing Meltdowns?

Tantrums and aggressive behaviors are typical in young children and are a developmentally appropriate occurrence. Regardless of how common these behaviors are in young children, parents often feel confused and overwhelmed when figuring out how to support their child. Common... 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 →

Let’s Go For a Walk!

Spring is here! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and your child is ready to explore! The best way to promote your child's language is to talk/sign with them and expose them to a wide variety of concepts and experiences.... Continue Reading →

Bikes & Scooters & Helmets, Oh My!

Outdoor play and exploration is a part of being a kid, and so is exploring wheeled vehicles such as tricycles, scooters, balance bikes and more! Here are some tips and tricks for exploring the outdoors with your kiddos including advice... Continue Reading →

*Stay At Home* Family Resources

There are a wealth of resources available for children for distance learning during this time of staying at home, but most are targeted toward older children. We thought it might be helpful if we share a few of our favorite... Continue Reading →

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