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WELCOME TO GROWING LISTENING MINDS (GLM) and Happy hearing for parents

Our knowledge, understanding, and acceptance play a crucial role in how children with hearing loss will ultimately perceive themselves, their hearing loss, and their communicative needs.

Together with caregivers, professionals, and other significant adults, GLM and @happy_hearing_for_parents strive to create the best conditions for children with hearing loss to learn to trust their own unique value and develop good language and communication skills. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, neighbor, or encounter children with hearing loss within the scope of your profession, there is plenty you can do to support and empower a child with hearing loss.

THE BLOG

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At Growing Listening Minds, we are dedicated to fostering an environment where children with hearing impairments can embrace their individual worth and cultivate robust language and communication abilities. To further this mission, I've opted to become a member of the Amazon affiliate program. Each product I endorse is selected to enhance these children's sense of self and facilitate their journey towards acquiring proficient language and communication skills

GLM'S BOOKS

PARENTING A CHILD WITH HEARING LOSS

By Valli Gideons, who also has the Instagram account @mybattlecall."

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"When my first child was identified with a hearing loss, I traveled through stages of grief and arrived at a place of acceptance...."

ONE OF THE TWO BOOKS I RECOMMEND TO ALL STUDENTS

Maybe not for all, but absolutely "a must" if you work as a pediatric audiologist, speech-language pathologist or educational audiologist

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The book focuses on evidence-based practices to enhance learning by promoting auditory brain development crucial for language acquisition and cognitive growth. It's divided into six sections and 22 chapters, covering various aspects of listening and spoken language intervention for individuals of all ages, including adults, and the professionals helping them. Topics range from literacy and executive function to bilingualism, educational support, and music therapy. Each chapter is reader-friendly, offering summaries, key points, and case studies to aid learning. The book also provides numerous resources like assessments, charts, and videos for hearing evaluation and speech perception testing. It's essential for graduate courses in audiology, speech-language pathology, early intervention, and deaf education, providing students and professionals with the necessary knowledge and tools to support individuals with hearing loss in language and cognitive development

CURIOUS ABOUT AVT

Curious about AVT?

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Auditory-Verbal Therapy: For Young Children with Hearing Loss and their Families and the Practitioners Who Guide Them" offers a comprehensive look at auditory-verbal therapy (AVT). It covers everything from its historical roots to modern evidence-based practices. Key aspects include the use of hearing technology like hearing aids and cochlear implants, the goals and strategies of AV practitioners, effective parent coaching methods, session plans for different age groups, and the importance of collaborative partnerships between families and various professionals.

MIGHTY MILA

Don't miss this fantastic children's book by Katie Petruzziello

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Read more about Mighty Mila on the Instagram account @mightymilastories.

ONE OF THE TWO BOOKS I RECOMMEND TO ALL STUDENTS STUDYING AUDIOLOGY

This is a "must have" if you are working as a pediatric audiologist

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Divided into four sections, the book covers essential information on hearing loss, diagnosing hearing disorders in infants and children, hearing access technologies, and educational and clinical management. Each chapter provides detailed clinical discussions, from underlying pathology to medical, therapeutic, and surgical treatments. Additionally, pearls and best practices from esteemed experts are included to help achieve optimal patient outcomes.

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