Inclusive Toys for Children with Hearing Loss

May 9, 2024

Playtime is such a valuable tool for children with hearing loss who are working to develop listening and spoken language. Children can explore their imagination while building communication skills during social play with others or pretend play by themselves.

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What Do You Wish You Had Known Earlier? A Collection of Tips from the CCHAT Community for Children with Hearing Loss

April 8, 2024

The following pieces of advice come from CCHAT alumni families and students, as well as CCHAT staff members and current parents, who have experience in handling the challenges that come with a hearing loss diagnosis.

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Performing a Daily Listening Check Using the LMH 10

March 8, 2024

Ensuring that our students who are deaf and hard of hearing have access to optimal sound quality is a top priority at CCHAT. One way this is done is by conducting daily listening checks with each student in our program.

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At-Home Parent Resources & Activities for Children with Hearing Loss

February 7, 2024

CCHAT knows that a large portion of learning occurs when children are off campus and at home with family members. We’ve put together this list of online resources for parents to use to educate, entertain and engage their children when outside of school.

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How Parents Can Support the Education of Their Child with Hearing Loss

January 12, 2024

There are many ways that parents can build on what is taught in a structured, school setting and aid in the development of their child’s listening, language and independence skills.

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Warning Signs That Your Child May Have Hearing Loss

December 15, 2023

More than 90% of children who are deaf and hard of hearing are born to hearing parents. Some babies may pass their newborn hearing screening before receiving a diagnosis of hearing loss later in their childhood.

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Introducing Hearing Peers to a Child with Hearing Loss

October 5, 2023

In general, children are inquisitive and eager to learn about why your child wears cochlear implants or hearing aids. There are simple steps your family can take to ensure your child feels comfortable and his/her peers receive an informative introduction to listening devices and hearing loss.

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Hearing Protection Tips for Children

September 18, 2023

Children of all ages are often exposed to many events involving loud noise. Whether your child has typical hearing or retains residual hearing from mild-to-moderate loss, it is important to take precautions to protect their ears from potentially damaging sound.

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All Waking Hours: The Importance of Always Wearing Your Hearing-Assistive Technology

August 15, 2023

Early diagnosis and amplification is crucial in ensuring that your child with hearing loss is successful with listening and spoken language. But once your child is fitted with hearing aids and cochlear implants, the work is just beginning.

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Book Recommendations for Children with Hearing Loss

June 14, 2023

For children with hearing loss, reading or listening to stories improves vocabulary, listening comprehension, critical thinking, concentration and knowledge.

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Emergency Preparation Tips for Children with Hearing Loss

January 3, 2023

Handling an emergency can be difficult for everyone, and these challenges can be especially magnified for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Being prepared for these situations and knowing what to do should one occur is critical for families with children who have hearing loss.

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Back-to-School Checklist for Children with Hearing Loss

August 8, 2022

With many schools resuming this month, it is time for parents of children with hearing loss to prepare for the upcoming year.

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IFSP vs. IEP vs. 504 Plans

June 7, 2022

The goal of an IFSP, IEP and 504 Plan is to get your child with hearing loss set up on the road to success. There are some details that differentiate each plan from the others.

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What to Expect at a CCHAT Hearing Appointment

February 3, 2022

In addition to its center-based services for children with hearing loss, CCHAT performs a number of audiological tests and diagnostic exams for the general public.

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What Are The Benefits Of Teletherapy?

November 13, 2020

Teletherapy at the CCHAT Center is essentially a type of distance learning service where we can teach students and parents over the internet using laptops, tablets, or smartphones - reducing the need for in-person sessions.

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Wearing a Mask with Your Hearing Aids

July 31, 2020

See clever tips to protect your ears and hearing aids while wearing a mask from Oticon.

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Parent Resources & Activities While You're Home

April 27, 2020

Being restricted to one place for an unspecified amount of time can be tough - but together with our students and their parents, we’ve put together this list of outside resources for you to use.

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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 and hard of hearing. Together, we can change this.

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The Importance of Music for Children Who Are Deaf and 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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What Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Babies?

April 5, 2019

The goal of Auditory-Verbal Therapy is to help people who are deaf and 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

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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