Strategies for Improving a Child’s Auditory Feedback Loop

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Have you ever been talking about two people, and accidently mixed up their names? Like instead of Mary and Ben you said “Bary and Men” and then caught yourself? Or accidentally called your child or partner the wrong name and had to correct yourself? If you have, you have used the auditory feedback loop. What is the Auditory Feedback Loop? … Read More

19 Zucchinis: The Easiest Way to Grow Your Child’s Vocabulary


The cover of a book called "Zora's Zucchini" showing a girl sitting behind a garden full of zucchini plants.

We know that hearing and learning new vocabulary is important, especially for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing. But, what if I told you there is a super simple way to introduce, practice, and repeat new vocabulary in context? And that it takes very little effort on your part? Enter….books. Seriously. Reading with your child is one of … Read More

Breaking Down the Rich Language in Children’s Story Books


A picture of a yellow book with the title "Curious George Visits a Toy Store." There is a picture of a monkey sitting on a pile of toys.

When was the last time you worked the word “commotion” into a conversation with your toddler? Or “lowered” or “delighted”? Don’t worry, I haven’t either. But, because of a Curious George book we accidentally brought home from my parents’ house, we’ve been reading them. I’ve mentioned before that I love using books in therapy, and we’ve all heard that we … Read More

Don’t Fall Off the Tippy Chairs

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If I’m being honest, there are books I really don’t enjoy reading to my children. I know it’s a sentimental favorite, but I sort of hate “Guess How Much I Love You” and have been known to abbreviate “Little Nutbrown Hare” and “Big Nutbrown Hare” to “Big Rabbit” and “Little Rabbit.” But, you do it because your kids love them. … Read More