April Parent Education: Let’s Learn Together! 

By Shannon Sharma, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd | April 5, 2023

Weingarten Children’s Center is dedicated to supporting and empowering families on their child’s listening and spoken language development journey, as we know that caregivers are their child’s primary and best teacher. Through the Parent Education Community, we offer opportunities for families to learn together through bi-monthly live virtual learning sessions on topics related to the care, development, and education of children with hearing loss. Parent Education learning sessions are led by Listening and Spoken Language experts, including Speech-Language Pathologists/Auditory-Verbal Therapists, Teachers of the Deaf, and Audiologists.  


Upcoming Parent Education Community Learning Sessions (virtual):  

Tuesday April 4, 2023 

Learning Topic: Love & Logic for Families of Children with Hearing Loss 

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)  

Host: Angelica Aguilar, WCC Teacher and Alumni Parent  

Learn about positive parenting strategies with alumni parent and teacher of our toddler classes, Angelica Aguilar. She will share her knowledge and advice on techniques to build a strong bond with your child and strengthen their communication skills. This presentation will focus on the Love and Logic approach of connecting with your child and Angelica’s experiences from many years teaching young children with hearing loss as well as experiences from raising her own children. This session is intended for families of children with hearing loss of any age. 


Wednesday, April 19, 2023 

Learning Topic: Audiology III: Can You Hear Me? DMs and Remote Microphones 

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time) 

Presenter: Lisa Marcacci, Educational Audiologist 

Remote microphones and DMs: Do you ever find yourself asking, “Does my child really need this?” or thinking, “My child can hear without the help of this microphone,” or, “I’m plenty loud when I speak, and the house is pretty quiet.” Perhaps you haven’t taken the microphone out of its box yet or you find the manuals and technology to be confusing. 

Whatever your level of familiarity with hearing assistive technology is, our Educational Audiologist is here to help you to understand and use these accessories. We’d like to answer your questions and help you unlock the benefits of these devices, as studies show that remote microphone technology use can result in exposure to 5,300 more words per day! 

Join us to learn about when and how to use remote microphones and DMs and the important role they play in your child’s listening and spoken language development and education. This session is intended for families of children with hearing loss of any age. 


Click the Get in Touch button below for inquiries about our Parent Education Community, to RSVP to a learning session, or to request a learning topic. In your message, please include which Foundation for Hearing Research program your family receives (or will receive) services from: Weingarten Children’s Center, BabyTalk, TeachLSL™, or Talk2Me™. 

Parent Education Community recap: 

So far this year our families have learned about: auditory brain development, spoken language development, social skills and pragmatic language development, hearing aid and cochlear implant programming basics, early literacy skills, speech development in children with hearing loss, and developing self-advocacy skills for school.  

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