Virtual Coffee Social on Friday, December 16 from 12 noon to 1 pm: Meet Elizabeth Hill
Liz is a Deaf adult, PA Society for the Advancement of the Deaf Board Member and staff member at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. She will share her life experience, address concerns parents have about their children growing up deaf, and any systemic issues parents of deaf children face. She is open to answering questions from you and will address PSAD’s mission and how PSAD can collaborate with parents.
Vision plays an important role in language and literacy skills especially for deaf and hard of hearing children because of reduced access to the auditory environment. Visual attention strategies are essential for getting and maintaining joint communication, social interactions and for making connections to meanings and printed words. Sharing visual strategies used by deaf parents with DHH children may help reduce delays in early language and early literacy.
A team of researchers have developed and successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in 4 children who could not previously hear because they did not have an auditory nerve. The ABI is considered revolutionary because it stimulates neurons at the brainstem directly and completely bypasses the inner ear.
Hearing screening test for all
babies no later than 1 month of age
Diagnostic evaluation by an audiologist no later than 3 months of age if baby did not pass hearing screening test
Early intervention no later than 6 months of age if baby is diagnosed with a hearing loss