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Deafhear Guide / Information Booklet

Understanding Childhood
Hearing Loss 2015

Understanding Childhood Hearing Loss
(3rd Ed) 2015:

The purpose of this booklet is to provide families with information about hearing loss.

Understanding Childhood
Hearing Loss 2015

Understanding Childhood
Hearing Loss 2015:

The purpose of this booklet is to provide families with information about hearing loss.

Understanding Childhood
Hearing Loss 2nd Ed 2013:

The purpose of this booklet is to provide families with information about hearing loss.

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Services & Other Information

DeafHear Family Support Services for Parents of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

DeafHear Family Support Services
for Parents of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

The Family Support Service is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skill to face life’s challenges
and to support you in ensuring your child develops to their full potential.

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Diagnosis

Coping with Diagnosis

Coping with Diagnosis

This Factsheet provides information on issues faced by parents following their child’s diagnosis.

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Hearing Loss / Deafness

TestingForHearingLoss

Testing for Hearing Loss in Children

This Factsheet explains how the health services screen and test for hearing loss in children, and the different audiological tests that may be used to diagnose and assess a child’s hearing loss.

HearingLossExplained

Hearing Loss Explained

This Factsheet provides information on sound, how the ear works, and different types and levels of hearing loss.

HearingAidsandCochlearImplants

Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants

This Factsheet provides information on hearing aids and cochlear implants. It includes guidance on the care and maintenance of hearing aids and provides tips on encouraging your child to wear their hearing aids/cochlear implant.

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Communication

CommunicationandYourChild

Communication & Your Child

This Factsheet outlines the importance of communication for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing child’s development and provides ideas and guidance for supporting the development of your child’s communication skills through everyday activities such as play, mealtimes and daily routines. The Factsheet also provides tips for ensuring the home environment is designed to help your child develop good communication skills.

CommunicationOptions

Communication Options & Opportunities

This factsheet provides information on the Communication Options and Opportunities available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families. It should be read in conjunction with the factsheet Communication and Your Child, which focuses on the broader aspects of communication and its importance in children’s development.

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Child Development

Child Development: Year 1

Child Development: Year 1

This factsheet outlines some general developmental milestones for children in the fi rst year of life, focussing particularly on language development. Parent behaviours that are effective at supporting child development are described. Also, some parent behaviours that are particularly effective in supporting the development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children are highlighted. The “Notes” sections aim to provide more explanation of suggested ideas and strategies.

Child Development: Year 1
Child Development: Year 2

Child Development: Year 2

This factsheet outlines some general developmental milestones for children in the second year of life, focussing particularly on language development. Parent behaviours that are effective at supporting child development are described. Also, some parent behaviours that are particularly effective in supporting the development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children are highlighted. The “Notes” sections aim to provide more explanation of suggested ideas and strategies.

Child Development: Year 2
Child Development: Years 3-4

Child Development: Years 3 - 4

This factsheet outlines some general developmental milestones for children aged 3-4 years, focussing particularly on language development. Parent behaviours that are effective at supporting child development are described. Also, some parent behaviours that are particularly effective in supporting the development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children are highlighted. The “Notes” sections aim to provide more explanation of suggested ideas and strategies.

Child Development: Years 3-4
Parenting and Early Childhood Development

Parenting & Early Childhood Development

This factsheet aims to provide parents with information on the development of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and some guidance on what they can do to enhance their child´s development. DeafHear believes that with early diagnosis and intervention, Deaf and Hard of Hearing children can progress at the same rate as their hearing peers if they do not have any additional developmental difficulties.

Parenting and Early Childhood Development
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