Parent Infant Program – The River School

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


language development

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Art of Sabotage

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and tricky little leprechauns, using sabotage can be a valuable strategy when expanding your child's expressive language skills. Here are some tips and tricks for using sabotage at home with your little ones.  What... Continue Reading →

1, 2, 3 Build With Me!

Building with blocks and other building toys can be a fun activity for children of all ages. Here are a few ways to explore blocks and other building toys with your child while supporting the growth of their listening and... Continue Reading →

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