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Information to help your childs auditory and cognitive development
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Biscuits Catharine made packets of biscuits to give to parents attending a CICS parents information day. She put together some ideas for developing listening and spoken language development with the biscuits. . First sounds for meaning...
I strongly recommend Dana Suskind’s marvellous book as a secret weapon. It’s called Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain, Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns. Many parents of deaf children are advised to talk more, but Dana Suskind breaks this advice down into simple every day examples that show how we can help our children’s brain development by tuning in and taking turns in the talking.
Our deaf children need their parents and teachers to know what the next linguistic stage is so that we are able to build in room for their linguistic growth into daily life, at home and at school. We need to be constantly ‘on it’ as far as language development goes. This article introduces you to a book that will help you get to grips with these stages.
After working work at the Cochlear Implant Programme at GOSH for nearly 10 years I am starting up my new venture, Listening for Learning, supporting parents to develop their children’s listening skills so that they are well equipped for learning when they arrive at school.