School-Based Issues in Auditory Rehabilitation

School-Based Issues in Auditory Rehabilitation

This website, Tools for Schools, gives great resources for teachers and therapists who are looking for new and fun products and ideas for their schools.

This TED talk explains the importance of understanding why people who are deaf or hard of hearing may choose to use a hearing aid or cochlear implant to access sound. It will help children, parents, teachers, teacher aids and other children’s parents understand what it means to have a deaf or hard of hearing child in their lives. It will also help these important people in the child’s life understand the importance of communication and sound.

This video shows an example of a school for the deaf and hard of hearing

This is an example of children attending a school for the deaf and hard of hearing and communicating in ASL, American Sign Language, which is different than Signing Exact English or Cued Speech.

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Auditory Rehabilitation for Young Children

Auditory Rehabilitation for Young Children

This resource helps professionals and parents understand basic signs of deafness their infant may show. It contains important resources for SLPs and Aural Rehabilitation therapists.

This resource shows parents and professionals week-by-week development in the lives of infants and what they should be seeing in their child/client’s understanding and interaction with sound.

Young children who have cochlear implants need help to begin speaking oral language because they have not had the same exposure through their auditory nerve as hearing children. This video shows how therapy can be effective and what therapy looks like to train the brain to understand sounds.

This website contains important information and resources for parents and professionals. It gives support for families and options for people to discuss therapy options.

This resource shows parents and professionals week-by-week development in the lives of toddlers and what they should be seeing in their child/client’s understanding and interaction with sound.

This resource explains the importance of giving every child a language rich environment. It discusses the importance of giving this environment to a child with a cochlear implant and explains options and methods to do so.

 

Two toddlers speak to each other using sign language while they are in their car seats. This shows how dynamic sign language can be and how advanced language is even for children who use sign language instead of or along with spoken language.

Learning about signing and singing programs that teach children of many ages to pair sign language with reading and verbal language.

It may be difficult for parents to understand why their young children struggle with issues differently or seem to be developing differently than hearing children. This article helps explain theory of mind or how people begin to think about themselves and their language and the world around them at this young age and how hearing and hard of hearing children deal with this stage of life.

Auditory Rehabilitation for School-Aged Children

Auditory Rehabilitation for School-Aged Children

This resource gives SLPs and clients an opportunity to have fun with therapy. It is an app for iPads that provides a game called “Auditory Workout”.

This article describes the psychosocial development of children who have a hearing loss. It is important to understand what children are dealing with at each stage of life. School aged children who have a hearing impairment, difficulty or difference may have to approach social situations differently than the parent may think. This article helps explain these issues to AR professionals and to parents.

Auditory Rehabilitation for Adults

Auditory Rehabilitation for Adults

This site gives people with cochlear implants the option to practice listening to difficult to detect sounds when they are not consistently attending Aural Rehabilitation therapy sessions.

SADL, this document is a great resource for therapists to use when having clients assess the abilities they have to hear well when they are using their hearing aid or not.

This resource gives questions to adults who may be hard of hearing to assess the level of difficulty their hearing loss may cause them without assistance.

This resource gives adults with hearing loss an advocacy route as hearing loss is often a reason to discriminate in the workplace.

Aural Rehabilitation in Elderly Populations

Auditory Rehabilitation for the Elderly

Many experience hearing loss as they age. It is important to understand this and help people who have hearing needs, wants and preferences in ways that are best suited for them.

It is important to remember when working with elderly populations that there is discrimination against elderly people and it is important to be aware of your own prejudices.

It is important to be aware of Elder Abuse and difficulties people of age encounter when living with family members or in nursing homes and to be sensitive to signs that they may be abused. This resource gives good information on signs and definitions of different kinds of abuse.

This resource gives questions to adults who may be hard of hearing to assess the level of difficulty their hearing loss may cause them without assistance.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

This video shows different situations and parts of life that people in the hearing community do not think of when trying to communicate with or interact with people who are deaf.

The World of Deaf Culture Part 1

The World of Deaf Culture Part 2

The World of Deaf Culture Part 3

The World of Deaf Culture Part 4

Understanding oppression and misconceptions of deaf people throughout history and why people in the Deaf Community feel strongly about issues people in the hearing world may not think of.

Understanding Deaf culture is extremely important for anyone who has a child who is deaf or is interested in understanding the many decisions surrounding culture and experiences of being deaf, hard of hearing or otherwise hearing impaired and choosing whether to have a cochlear implant or not.

This paper introduces people to understanding the history and education of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This resource is extremely important for professionals and people trying to understand speech sounds and what they mean for the children and parents and people who have hearing loss or who are hard of hearing or deaf.

This talk is given by a man who is deaf and it explains deaf culture and his life experiences as a deaf person.

This is a great video for parents to understand what they can do to help their children with cochlear implants to understand language and develop as hearing children do.

Helen Beebe video: This video explains the history of exploring hearing aids and development of amplification devices and hearing aids.

First Thing’s First

ASHA, the American Speech and Hearing Association, provides you with the information you will need to understand what your speech therapist or audiologist will or should be doing.