Whether your child has hearing loss, has a diagnosed speech disorder or is a baby at the critical stage for language development, you may wonder how a world full of people wearing masks could impact his or her development. Think about how much a baby inching toward a hot oven reads “fear” on her mother’s […]
Dressed in adorable gold ballet flats and a white ruffled top with matching pants, 9-month-old Mia Rodriguez was observing all the commotion and admiring the cameras and spotlight on her. She locked eyes on her mom, who was calling her by name, because for the first time she heard her mother’s voice. Mia cracked a […]
Six-year-old Elyse Wright has a sweet smile and cascading brown curls. Most people would never realize the headband she wears anchors a device that helps her overcome hearing loss. Elyse was born with a malformed left ear. As a result, she has conductive hearing loss that happens when sounds cannot get through the middle and […]
My little Joe. It is hard to believe that my son – 6 foot, 4 inch tall and size 17 shoe – was 5 pounds, 8 ounces when he was born. His early childhood was typical, with nothing of major concern except that he and his twin, Elizabeth, had their own language for a time. […]
Hearing loss is one of the most common issues found at birth and, luckily, one of the most treatable according to Akron Children’s clinical audiologist Allison Harris. “Speech and hearing are interrelated,” she said. “When children can’t hear, whether it’s due to middle ear fluid or permanent cochlear or nerve damage, it can impact them […]
As a parent, you want to equip your child with every opportunity to improve and do better. That’s even more true when you have a child with some special needs.