Sound Steps AVT shares with families and professionals a list of some wonderful resources ( as accessed on 6 July, 2018) used in our work with babies and young children with hearing loss.
It is very encouraging to have access to books such as these, on the management of babies and young children with hearing loss.
1. Cole, E, and Flexer, F., (2015) Children with Hearing Loss, Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six, San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
-This book lays the foundation for understanding the development of spoken language skills in children with hearing loss.
2. Estabrooks, W., MacIver Lux, K., and Rhoades (2016) Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Young Children with Hearing Loss and Their families and the Professionals who Guide Them. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
-Sound Steps AVT represents India in this book.
3. Estabrooks, W., (2012). 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Auditory-Verbal Practice. Washington, D.C.: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
-A wonderful collaborative publication by leading practitioners from across the world about a range of topics related to the management of babies and young children with hearing loss.
-Shefali Shah, Sound Steps AVT’s Founder-Director, has contributed two chapters to this book.
4. Estabrooks, W., (2006). Auditory-Verbal Therapy and Practice. Washington D.C.: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
-A classic for those seeking to understand the fundamentals of Auditory-Verbal Therapy.
5. Trelease, J., (2006), The Read Aloud Handbook, Penguin, New York.
-Presenting compelling evidence on why reading aloud to children will always be so important.
Trelease, J., (2006), The Read Aloud Handbook, Penguin, New York. Presenting compelling evidence on why reading aloud to children will always be so important.
What does the future hold for your baby who has just been diagnosed as having a hearing loss? Make it a point to view this short but inspirational video.http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/resources-for-parents-of-children-with-hearing-loss/hearing-aids-and-your-child
Three fundamental reasons for why your baby needs to wear hearing aids during his or her waking hours.http://www.janemadell.com/publications/HearingDeviceRetention.pdf
A handy chart (from birth to age 5 years) with accessories to help you keep hearing aids on your baby’s little ears! Concise.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytlh3CXh6Zs
An excellent video on Why? and how? to take care of your child’s hearing aids and how to do the daily listening check using Ling’s 6 sound test.
Supporting families as they raise their baby or young child with hearing loss:http://www.jtc.org/
The information in the sections “Hearing Health” and “Parents” is a must-read!http://soundintuition.com/blog/category/moms-the-word/
Read first hand about the stories of other mothers and feel supported. This site always hosts a wonderful range of sensitively written, thought provoking blogs.http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/rah-intro.html
A very convincing introduction to “The Read Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease. Some very compelling evidence for seemingly old fashioned parenting styles of talking to and reading aloud to children from infancy.http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
A delightful site with a range of materials and videos from developmental milestones to cooking recipes for babies and young children (birth- age 11 years)http://www.babycenter.com/2_tips-for-safe-toys_10387404.bc
An insightful short video on how to choose toys that are safe for young children to play with.
Help children with hearing loss share and enjoy the same books and activities as do children their age:
Art & Crafthttp://theimaginationtree.com/category/play
This is one of my favourite websites for squeezing every drop of learning out of ideas for art and craft. It is perhaps the most special because I was led to it by a parent.http://www.coloring.ws
A handy site for silhouettes (outlines) of a wide range of animals, holidays, birthdays, transport and just about anything you would want to draw for young children.
This very interesting site lists readiness skills by age for cooking related activities.
Books and book listshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm12JKhNnWY
Sid the Seed.
An enchanting e-book written in verse with riveting animation for 4-5 year olds about how plants and trees grow.https://www.highlights.com
A magazine for children graded by age between 2 to 12 years. Very interesting layout covering a variety of interests and skills.http://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Crafts-Australian-Womens-Library/dp/0949892726
An excellent collection of brilliantly creative ideas for art and craft for children below 5 years.All materials are readily available.http://www.babycenter.com/0_starter-library-for-newborns-to-6-month-olds_6606.bc
A listing of books by age (beginning birth to 6 months upto 2-3 years) with an interesting range of not-so-common book titles, complete with a short summary on each.
Ideas and activitieshttp://fairydustteaching.com/category/waldorf/ideas-activities/
As the name suggests this site has some magical activities for you to do with your child ranging from how to teach concepts (e.g. “Math Gnomes”) to art and craft ideas (e.g. Nature dolls).Do read through the blogs.