Parent Infant Program – The River School

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

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 →

Reinventing Routines as Language Opportunities

Doing the Laundry - Prepositions (IN/OUT/UNDER) Using your kiddo (or a stuffed animal) put them IN the basket and take them for a short ride! Tell your child “IN! You are IN the basket! Ready, set (pause), go!” Take your child... Continue Reading →

SPRING into Spring!

Spring is finally here! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and we are spending more time outside with our little ones. Here are some fun ways to incorporate language and listening into your springtime activities: Activities: Pretend Play:... Continue Reading →

The Power of Words

What we say, and how we say it, is so important for children's language development. Very young children learn new vocabulary through repetitive input during engaging experiences.  Children with hearing loss need even more exposure to language and concepts before... Continue Reading →

Audiology 101: Interpreting Your Child’s Audiogram

Understanding your child’s audiogram can be an overwhelming task, and sometimes after you’ve made it home you realize that there were more questions you wish you had asked your child’s audiologist. Thank you to Dr. Sydney Bednarz for joining Parent... Continue Reading →

Embedding Reading in Daily Routines

Reading aloud with your little ones helps strengthen their language and literacy skills in more ways that you might realize. The rhythm, rhyme and repetition in children's stories help your child connect meaning to sounds and words. As you read... Continue Reading →

Holiday Happenings

Many of your children will be experiencing a variety of ‘firsts’ this holiday season. Your cameras will be busy as they help bake and decorate cookies or open gifts. As celebrations come to a close, you can continue to use... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Giving

With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering what gifts to get your little one. Here are some of our favorites!  Here's our Favorite Toys List in an Amazon Wishlist. Or, check out the links below! Make Your Own!  Sensory... Continue Reading →

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 2019 shown below. It lists popular... Continue Reading →

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