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CCHAT Conference 2019: A Sound Foundation

CCHAT Conference 2019: A Sound Foundation

November 1, 2019

This course will be a Hands on Approach to Hearing Assistive/Frequency Modulation Technology (HAT/FM) with Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

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13th Annual Bike 4 Fun

13th Annual Bike 4 Fun

September 24, 2019

Our 13th Annual Bike for Fun is on its way here! We are getting excited and gearing up for the fun event! Check out the 2019 participants!

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Become a Bike 4 Fun 2019 Event Sponsor!

Become a Bike 4 Fun 2019 Event Sponsor!

September 24, 2019

Our 13th Annual Bike 4 Fun event is around the corner! We have 4 levels of sponsorship available, read more about what each level includes and how to sign up. See you at the event!

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Friends for Breakfast

Friends for Breakfast

September 19, 2019

Friends for Breakfast is an opportunity to visit CCHAT and learn more about the specialized listening and spoken language services that we provide. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe classroom and speech therapy settings and see, firsthand, the impact CCHAT has on children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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We're Back! CCHAT Kicks Off 23rd Year!

We're Back! CCHAT Kicks Off 23rd Year!

September 16, 2019

CCHAT students have now been in class for 3 weeks and all the kids -- even the toddlers! -- are loving their new teachers and classes.

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Auditory Verbal Therapy vs. Speech Therapy

Auditory Verbal Therapy vs. Speech Therapy

August 23, 2019

Auditory Verbal Therapy and Speech Therapy are 2 types of early intervention programs designed to help children better communicate with the world around them.

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Tips from a Real Mom: Helping Your Child with Hearing Loss Develop Social Skills and Make Friends

Tips from a Real Mom: Helping Your Child with Hearing Loss Develop Social Skills and Make Friends

August 20, 2019

You might be wondering how you can help your child make friends and reach social milestones. The good news is that there are things you can do as parents to support your children, with or without hearing loss, in the development of social skills.

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CCHAT Gets a Visit From Some Amazing Animals

CCHAT Gets a Visit From Some Amazing Animals

August 19, 2019

The last day of CCHAT summer school was highlighted by the presence of some amazing animals! Amazing Animal World of Rocklin stopped by the CCHAT campus, giving students a (VERY!) close look at frogs, snakes, birds and more.

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Is Your Child on Track with Their Development? What You Need to Know About Developmental Milestones

Is Your Child on Track with Their Development? What You Need to Know About Developmental Milestones

August 10, 2019

While children grow and develop at different rates, most pass through an identifiable skill “set” along the way. Think when your baby sat up, crawled and walked as examples.

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Highlights from the 2018-2019 Program Year

Highlights from the 2018-2019 Program Year

July 30, 2019

We are grateful for your ongoing support of our mission and the students that we serve. Check out what we have been doing so far this year!

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CCHAT Night at the River Cats!

CCHAT Night at the River Cats!

July 26, 2019

Join us in celebration of the 20th season for the River Cats and a check presentation from the Sacramento River Cats Foundation to CCHAT! The check will be accepted on behalf of CCHAT by Alumni student Presley Parkins and her family.

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Keep Your Child’s Hearing Technology on While Traveling

Keep Your Child’s Hearing Technology on While Traveling

July 25, 2019

Learn tips to help you keep your child’s hearing technology on while traveling across all the ages and stages of their development.

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Tips to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

Tips to Build Your Child’s Vocabulary

July 12, 2019

Time spent traveling provides the perfect opportunity to expand your child’s vocabulary. Use these travel tips to build your child’s listening, talking and literacy skills while you’re on the go!

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How to Incorporate Learning into Summer Adventures

How to Incorporate Learning into Summer Adventures

June 25, 2019

Fun summer adventures can help your child who is deaf or hard of hearing grow and expand their language while making lasting memories. Learn how you can create intentional Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) learning opportunities for your child this summer.

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Kids’ Hearing Aids Aren’t Covered by Insurance in California. Let’s Change That!

Kids’ Hearing Aids Aren’t Covered by Insurance in California. Let’s Change That!

June 19, 2019

… Only 1 in 10 children in California wear hearing aids that are covered by private insurance. And this incredibly small fraction includes babies who are deaf or hard of hearing. Together, we can change this.

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How to Incorporate Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) into Summer Activities

How to Incorporate Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) into Summer Activities

June 19, 2019

At CCHAT, the success of our program stems from the tremendous support we receive from parents and family members during the school year. It becomes much harder to manage during the summer when structured Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) learning stops.

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5 Books for Your Child’s Summer Reading List

5 Books for Your Child’s Summer Reading List

June 13, 2019

Reading aloud everyday helps children with hearing loss build literacy skills. Here are five “summer” books with specific concepts, skills, and activities for incorporating Listening and Spoken Language strategies into your reading time.

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2019 End of the Year Variety Show - That's a Wrap!

2019 End of the Year Variety Show - That's a Wrap!

June 10, 2019

That's a wrap for CCHAT's 2018-2019 End of Year Variety Show! We cheered on our CCHAT performers and said a heartfelt "see you soon" to our friends mainstreaming into their neighborhood schools.

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CCHAT Granted $10,000 from SSVMSA

CCHAT Granted $10,000 from SSVMSA

June 10, 2019

This year, CCHAT is the recipient of a $10,000 grant to fund the purchase of equipment to verify the fitting of hearing aids for young children with hearing loss.

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May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month

May 28, 2019

May is officially Better Hearing & Speech Month – an annual celebration designed to raise awareness of the many communication challenges that those who are deaf or hard of hearing face on a daily basis.

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CCHAT Granted $25,000 from ECMC Foundation - THANK YOU!

CCHAT Granted $25,000 from ECMC Foundation - THANK YOU!

May 28, 2019

The ECMC Foundation granted $1 million to 76 non-profits and CCHAT was one of the lucky recipients receiving $25,000! THANK YOU ECMC!

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Serve and Return: The Early Childhood Development Strategy You Need to Know

Serve and Return: The Early Childhood Development Strategy You Need to Know

May 22, 2019

Serve and return is a foundation of a good tennis match, but what does it have to do with communicating with your child? More than you might think! Learn why this communication technique is crucial in early brain development among babies.

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Summer Camp CIT Volunteer Positions Available!

Summer Camp CIT Volunteer Positions Available!

May 20, 2019

Consider joining us July 8-26 as a Counselor in Training (CIT), a great volunteer position helping children with hearing loss during their annual summer camp experience.

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Big Day of Giving 2019 - THANK YOU!

Big Day of Giving 2019 - THANK YOU!

May 7, 2019

24 hours to give where your heart is... and you gave to CCHAT in a VERY big way of $40,000!! THANK YOU!!

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Life on the LSL Journey: Fears and Celebrations of Moms Like You

Life on the LSL Journey: Fears and Celebrations of Moms Like You

May 7, 2019

Moms across the world are helping their children with hearing loss reach their full potential. Hear from moms like you about their initials fears for what they thought their children with hearing loss would never be able to do, and the turning point moments when they realized that their dreams would come true. Join us in celebrating these stories and find inspiration to make your child’s dreams a reality.

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The Importance of Music for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Importance of Music for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

April 23, 2019

Music is a universal language that speaks to all humans. Regardless of gender, age or culture, we are hardwired to respond. The natural rhythms intrinsic to music compels us to dance, tap our feet or sing along.

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Finding Family Balance on the LSL Journey

Finding Family Balance on the LSL Journey

April 11, 2019

Finding family balance is difficult for every parent, but especially for those with a child with hearing loss. We’ve outlined ways to help make finding that balance easier.

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CCHAT Uncorked 2019 - Thank You!

CCHAT Uncorked 2019 - Thank You!

April 8, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended CCHAT Uncorked 2019 and "Beeing" the Difference to help us raise $90,000!

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What Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Babies?

What Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Babies?

April 5, 2019

The goal of Auditory-Verbal Therapy is to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing bridge the gap and develop the requisite communication skills that those with typical hearing take for granted. It is useful at any age, but critical for babies who are just beginning to explore the world around them.

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How Children Develop Humor

How Children Develop Humor

April 3, 2019

Our brains are wired to experience pleasure when we laugh. With April Fools in our rearview mirror, it’s the perfect time to talk about your child’s developing sense of humor.

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CCHAT's Annual Uncorked - Fill the Silence Event

CCHAT's Annual Uncorked - Fill the Silence Event

March 22, 2019

Save the Date for CCHAT's annual Uncorked Fill the Silence event - a Spring Soiree! Come support CCHAT with a great night of Hors-d'oeuvres, wine & beer and a fabulous silent auction.

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5 Ways You Can Become Your Child’s Best Teacher

5 Ways You Can Become Your Child’s Best Teacher

March 11, 2019

Learn five tips that can help parents become their baby’s first teacher for learning, listening and spoken language.

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10 Tips for Getting Your Child Interested in Books

10 Tips for Getting Your Child Interested in Books

March 5, 2019

Reading to your child is crucial for early brain development and literacy. However, it can be a struggle to get your child interested in being read to. Here are some tips on how you can have successful reading sessions with your little one.

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Spanish Speech-Language Pathology for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Spanish Speech-Language Pathology for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

February 21, 2019

Research suggests that children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn better when they are able to communicate in their home language which is why we introduced our Spanish Speech-Language Pathology services in 2015.

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Finding Parents Like You on the LSL Journey

Finding Parents Like You on the LSL Journey

February 16, 2019

Ever wondered how to expand your community of support and find friends who share similar life experiences of raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing? Keep reading to learn how to find parents like you on the LSL journey!

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CCHAT Annual Professionals Conference 2019

CCHAT Annual Professionals Conference 2019

February 15, 2019

This course will address two current topics: supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) and use listening and spoken language in the mainstream and addressing the needs of children who are D/HH with more than one language in the home.

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What Does a Cochlear Implant Do?

What Does a Cochlear Implant Do?

February 12, 2019

Cochlear implants work a little differently than typical hearing aids, and this type of assistive technology is most common in children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. But how exactly do cochlear implants allow children with sensorineural hearing loss to hear better?

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How to Make Listening Easier for Your Child with Hearing Loss at Home

How to Make Listening Easier for Your Child with Hearing Loss at Home

February 10, 2019

Parents have the power to manage listening environments so their children who are deaf or hard of hearing can fully participate in daily interactions with peers, family and community members. Here are some tips to help you create an optimal listening environment in one of the most important classrooms for Listening and Spoken Language (LSL), your own home!

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Diary of an LSL Mom - Reminders that You’re Not Alone on This Journey

Diary of an LSL Mom - Reminders that You’re Not Alone on This Journey

January 21, 2019

Read the journal entry of an LSL mom as she learns about her child’s access to sound and progress toward developing her child’s listening and spoken language skills.

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A Simple 5-Minute Routine to Help Your Child Listen and Talk

A Simple 5-Minute Routine to Help Your Child Listen and Talk

January 15, 2019

The simple morning routine known as 'Take Five' can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!

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We’re Partnering with Hearing First to Power Potential

We’re Partnering with Hearing First to Power Potential

January 9, 2019

2019 is going to be an exciting year, and we’re starting it off with a bang! Read about our new partnership with Hearing First to bring families of children with hearing loss more access to the information they need to help their little ones learn to listen and talk!

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Help Us Make 2019 Our Best Year Ever

Help Us Make 2019 Our Best Year Ever

December 20, 2018

2018 was one our most successful years since first launching in 1996 and we want to send out a huge thank you! If we continue on the current track, 2019 could be another banner year. With your help, it will be. See what we've done in 2018 and some ways to help us do even better next year!

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Holiday Program 2018  - Sounds of the Season

Holiday Program 2018 - Sounds of the Season

December 19, 2018

Please join us for CCHAT's Annual Holiday Show Sounds of the Season! This year's Master of Ceremonies is a CCHAT Alumni Student, Aieden Hensley.

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Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration

Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration

November 29, 2018

Our 5th Annual Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors, vendors, and donors who contributed to this magical evening. Over $10,000 was raised in support of CCHAT's Newborn Hearing Diagnostic Services Program!

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My Newborn Failed a Hearing Test in Both Ears. What Should I Do?

My Newborn Failed a Hearing Test in Both Ears. What Should I Do?

November 26, 2018

For most parents, newborn hearing tests are just a formality. They are a courtesy service provided in the hospital – just days after welcoming your baby into the world. But what happens if your new bundle of joy fails these routine hearing exams?

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Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace Concerts

Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace Concerts

November 9, 2018

Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace chose CCHAT as the beneficiary for their fall 2018 concert series.Concert goers were gifted each of the four nights with the amazing talent of these singers, their wonderful artistic director, Jennifer Reason and guest artist, Kevin Doherty.

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How Do I Test My Newborn Baby’s Hearing?

How Do I Test My Newborn Baby’s Hearing?

October 15, 2018

If you’re one of those parents, learning that your newborn may be deaf or hard of hearing can come as a devastating shock. And that’s assuming your baby has been properly tested in the first place.

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12th Annual Bike 4 Fun - Thank You!

12th Annual Bike 4 Fun - Thank You!

October 9, 2018

This year was our 12th Annual Bike 4 Fun Event and together we raised over $24,500! We wanted to give out a HUGE thank you to our generous community of sponsors, donors, emergency responders, CCHAT families, and staff!!

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Is a Cochlear Implant Right for My Child?

Is a Cochlear Implant Right for My Child?

October 3, 2018

As a parent, learning that your child has hearing loss can be devastating. Even worse is the realization that technologies like hearing aids may not be enough. But there are other solutions.

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KNCH Law Charity Golf Classic

KNCH Law Charity Golf Classic

September 28, 2018

KNCH Law's 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic was a hit! The event benefitted CCHAT and included a full round of golf, buffet dinner, and raffles. Thank you to the sponsors, vendors, donors, and volunteers for making the event great!

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Assistive Technology for Children with Hearing Impairment in the Classroom

Assistive Technology for Children with Hearing Impairment in the Classroom

August 22, 2018

when a school is unfamiliar with hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive devices, educators often have difficulty anticipating their students’ needs, so how do we solve that?

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My Baby Failed a Hearing Test in One Ear. What Should I Do?

My Baby Failed a Hearing Test in One Ear. What Should I Do?

August 16, 2018

It’s never too early to have your child’s hearing tested. CCHAT’s curriculum is designed to help your child overcome their hearing challenges and matriculate into a mainstream school.

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CCHAT Night at the River Cats Game!

CCHAT Night at the River Cats Game!

July 27, 2018

Join us for CCHAT Night at the River Cats game! Tickets sold for the night will benefit CCHAT Center.

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Cochlear Implants vs. Hearing Aids

Cochlear Implants vs. Hearing Aids

July 2, 2018

Although no known technology can completely restore hearing, hearing aids and cochlear implants can help improve your child’s ability to hear and communicate.

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How Much Are Hearing Aids for Children – and Does Insurance Cover Them?

How Much Are Hearing Aids for Children – and Does Insurance Cover Them?

May 25, 2018

With proper testing, fitting, and training – hearing aids can transform one’s life. By amplifying the sound that travels through the ear’s passageway, hearing aids allow more information to reach the auditory nerve and brain.

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Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons for Children

Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons for Children

May 11, 2018

Most assistive hearing devices work by amplifying sound. Hearing aids, for example, help boost auditory signals – allowing more information to reach the brain for processing. And with proper fitting and training, these devices can help with the user’s hearing ability.

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Big Day of Giving 2018 - Thank You!

Big Day of Giving 2018 - Thank You!

May 4, 2018

This special event was a 24-hour online giving challenge on May 3, 2018 that brought the community together to help raise money and shine a spotlight on all the great work nonprofits are doing in our region. This year marked CCHAT’s 4th year participating in the Big Day of Giving.

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TopGolf Shoot Out

TopGolf Shoot Out

April 30, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 was CCHAT’s 2nd Annual Golf Shoot Out at TopGolf in Roseville. Participants enjoyed three hours of TopGolf play, lunch, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to Our New Website!

April 11, 2018

We're excited to announce the launch of CCHAT's new website! We've been working away on improving how we can help parents from around the area find us, get educated, and easily get into contact with us to help their child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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