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Helping Those Hearing Hassles!

Helping children with mild and moderate hearing impairments understand what they hear.

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Talking about hearing impairment
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Give more, not different.

If a child has a hearing impairment, we sometimes slip in to an exaggerated communications mode. We must resist! Speak normally, as exaggerated lip movements are difficult to read. Adult's should instead provide visual cues that accompanies normal speech, without distorting the message with uncommon motions.
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