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Friends for Breakfast
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.RSVP Now!
Tips from a Real Mom: Helping Your Child with Hearing Loss Develop Social Skills and Make Friends
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.Learn More
Is Your Child on Track with Their Development? What You Need to Know About Developmental Milestones
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.Read More
Keep Your Child’s Hearing Technology on While Traveling
Learn tips to help you keep your child’s hearing technology on while traveling across all the ages and stages of their development.Learn More
How to Incorporate Learning into Summer Adventures
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.Learn More
Kids’ Hearing Aids Aren’t Covered by Insurance in California. Let’s Change That!
… 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.Learn More
How to Incorporate Listening & Spoken Language (LSL) into Summer Activities
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.Read More
5 Books for Your Child’s Summer Reading List
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.Read More
2019 End of the Year Variety Show - That's a Wrap!
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.Read More
CCHAT Granted $25,000 from ECMC Foundation - THANK YOU!
The ECMC Foundation granted $1 million to 76 non-profits and CCHAT was one of the lucky recipients receiving $25,000! THANK YOU ECMC!Read More
Serve and Return: The Early Childhood Development Strategy You Need to Know
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.Learn More
Life on the LSL Journey: Fears and Celebrations of Moms Like You
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.Learn More
The Importance of Music for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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.Learn More
What Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Babies?
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.Read More
10 Tips for Getting Your Child Interested in Books
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.Read More
Spanish Speech-Language Pathology for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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.Read More
CCHAT Annual Professionals Conference 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.Event Details
What Does a Cochlear Implant Do?
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?Read More
How to Make Listening Easier for Your Child with Hearing Loss at Home
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!Read More
Diary of an LSL Mom - Reminders that You’re Not Alone on This Journey
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.Read More
A Simple 5-Minute Routine to Help Your Child Listen and Talk
The simple morning routine known as 'Take Five' can set the stage for a lifetime of listening, reading and talking!Read More
We’re Partnering with Hearing First to Power Potential
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!Read More
Help Us Make 2019 Our Best Year Ever
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!Read More + Ways to Donate
Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration
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!Event Recap
My Newborn Failed a Hearing Test in Both Ears. What Should I Do?
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?Keep Reading
Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace Concerts
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.Read the Concert Recap
Assistive Technology for Children with Hearing Impairment in the Classroom
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?Keep Reading
My Baby Failed a Hearing Test in One Ear. What Should I Do?
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.Keep Reading
How Much Are Hearing Aids for Children – and Does Insurance Cover Them?
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.Keep Reading
Cochlear Implant Pros and Cons for Children
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.Read More
Big Day of Giving 2018 - Thank You!
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.Read More
Welcome to Our New Website!
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.Read More