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Your Secret Weapon: Building a Child’s Brain, Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns

Your Secret Weapon: Building a Child’s Brain, Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns

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.

Understanding your child’s linguistic stages

Understanding your child’s linguistic stages

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.

New ventures

New ventures

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.