Weingarten Children’s Center’s Parent Education Program: Let’s Learn Together!

By Shannon Sharma, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd | January 16, 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 Program, 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 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 Learning Sessions:

Monday, February 6, 2023

Learning Topic: Reading with Your Child and Early Literacy Skills

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

Presenter: Jessica Bailey, Speech Language Pathologist

Did you know that listening skills are deeply connected to literacy development? Come learn with us to find out about building your child’s foundation for reading and writing, including effective read aloud techniques, using LSL strategies with books, and the many other ways that you can incorporate literacy throughout your day. This presentation was created with families of children with hearing loss from ages 0 to 6 years in mind.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Learning Topic: Speech Development in Children with Hearing Loss

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

Presenter: Shannon Sharma, Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Did you know that hearing is ALSO deeply connected to developing clear speaking skills? With early identification, management, and intervention of hearing loss, children can achieve clear speech. Come learn with us to find out about the complexities of how speech is developed through listening and strategies to support your child’s speaking at home. This presentation is created with families of children with hearing loss from ages 0 to 6 years in mind.

Click the content button below for inquiries about our Parent Education Program, 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 Program recap:
So far this year our families have learned about: auditory brain development, spoken language development and hearing loss, social skills and pragmatic language development in children with hearing loss, hearing aid and cochlear implant programming basics, and DM systems.

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