Ages and Stages, Hearing, Speech & Language

Let’s talk about hearing and Down syndrome

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and in honor of the this I am excited to start with a post on hearing. Why hearing? Well, without hearing other areas of communication may be significantly impacted. Even if it is a mild loss. When should a child with Down syndrome have their hearing checked? The Down syndrome… Continue reading Let’s talk about hearing and Down syndrome

Birth to Three, Family, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities

Some Summer Fun!

So I have been CRAZY lately - work, kids, travel, work, kids, a student... How many times do we feel like this? Isn't summer supposed to be relaxing? Well, yes. As a matter of fact it can (and should) be!  This is why so many of us take vacations this time of year. It's a time… Continue reading Some Summer Fun!

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month – Talking about hearing and Down syndrome

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In celebration I'm dedicating my May posts to hearing and speech in children with Down syndrome. So, what about hearing? We know that hearing plays a huge part in learning to talk. Just like other infants, babies with Down syndrome should undergo a newborn hearing screening. An auditory brainstem response… Continue reading May is Better Hearing and Speech Month – Talking about hearing and Down syndrome