Other Reading and Online Resources

Families’ preferences for sources of hearing loss information will vary. A few recent publications are listed here to help you get started! Ask other parents and professionals for more suggestions. Create a personalized list and share it! Books Bodner-Johnson, B., & Sass-Lehrer, M. (Ed.)  The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing  Child. Baltimore, MD:  Paul […]

Meet My Child!

Teachers and therapists welcome information about children to be able to work with them well. Parents can provide information from their own observations and others’ reports. A personal way to share a child’s strengths is by giving service providers an introductory summary. A “Meet My Child” intro can be created however a family prefers. Sometimes […]

Grandparent Attendee Perspective: Our JTC Summer Experience

When our daughter Sarah learned that her little Isabella had a hearing loss, she wanted to do whatever she could to help her.  She wanted to provide the best program that she could find to propel Isabella toward language acquisition and mainstream education.  Consequently, Sarah began her research and discovered John Tracy Clinic.   Because […]

Sibling Essay: My JTC Summer

JTC’s Summer Session may include a sibling program when the number of elementary age brothers and sisters able to attend meets the group size minimum. The following is an essay written by a big sister from a recent summer session. by Amelia My sister, Evie, has an ABI (auditory brainstem implant) and in the summer […]

Parent Perspective: Our Summer at JTC

Four years ago, when our newborn daughter Xanthe was diagnosed as profoundly deaf, my partner and I found ourselves thrown into a world we knew nothing about. Like many parents we spent the first few weeks and months adjusting by building our knowledge and networks, whilst juggling life with two young children. At times it […]

The Leader of Your Child’s Educational Team

The Leader of Your Child’s Educational Team: YOU

The day your child was diagnosed with a hearing loss, you became an integral part of a team created to bring your little one to his or her greatest potential. That team consists of the: Pediatrician Ear Nose and Throat specialist Audiologist Teacher of the deaf and Specialists you consult regularly Each of these professionals […]

School Time

School Time!

When your child enters preschool, you have the perfect opportunity to develop on-going teamwork with teachers and school personnel. This is the time to bring your positive attitude and support, which will continue throughout your child’s education. What can you do? Ask for time to explain the hearing aids or cochlear implant to the other […]

Strategies School Services

Successful Strategies for Starting School Services

Parents of young child with hearing loss have a significant role in the start of school services.  Many families wish to be active in their child’s early education but are unsure how to start. Programs and the rights of children and their families vary from country to country and even within countries. Parents can ask […]

Improving Behavior

Preparing for Preschool

Your child is old enough for preschool! The first step is making a decision about how, when and where your little one will attend. Begin by considering your youngster’s communication skills. Think about what concepts and vocabulary your child knows and what skills you are hoping will be achieved next. Think about what you feel […]

Communicating Clearly with Young Children with Hearing Loss: Tips for Home & School

Tips for Home Identifying ways to help children feel successful communicating is key to their becoming more confident and using more language. Whether children are talking, signing, cueing or using a combined approach there can be times when communication seems challenging. Consider using some of these tips to enhance family interactions. Ideas for home Stay […]