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Hear On – YouTube Channel

Hear OnThe Hear On suite of learning videos was created for families of children identified with permanent hearing loss. They were each created with a clear parent need for information in mind. They are roughly ordered as we think parents may best make use of them. But of course each family has their own particular journey. The videos start with the first ABR appointment and move on from there. Watch them in order, or jump around as you like. Invite others important to your child’s care to come watch as well. Welcome. Please come back often to see if we have posted something new.

Each video was crafted and revised based on the input and feedback of established professionals in the field of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. We are also hoping to collect feedback from parents who can help us by pointing the way to new videos and how to revise our current videos to better meet their needs. Let us know what you think. Contact us through the link here.

VIDEO – Deaf child hears for the first time

A deaf three-year-old in the U.S. hears for the first time. He’s the first child in the U.S. to receive a special type of auditory implant placed directly on the brain stem.

VIDEO – “Nobody Suspected” – A Parent’s Perspective on Children’s Hearing Loss Diagnosis

Helen Cotton-Leiser, a parent partner in NICHQ’s Improving Hearing Screening and Intervention Systems (IHSIS), shares her story of her two daughters’ hearing loss diagnoses.

VIDEO – Snack Rap Song – Fun song for Kids – Learn ASL

Fun song for babies, preschoolers and kids to learn ASL signs!

Potty humour

Potty humor between brothers, one who uses high tech communication.

YouTube video by OneKidsPlace

Explains and demonstrates Aided Language Stimulation, perhaps the most important strategy that parents can learn and implement to encourage AAC use.

VIDEO – Becka’s Hoarse Voice

Did you know that kids don’t only get a hoarse voice from yelling?  Colds, allergies and asthma can also lead to a hoarse-sounding voice.  What does that sound like?  Have a listen to this little one:

VIDEO – Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents

An excellent 30 minute video for parents, with examples of children stuttering, parent experiences and strategies from experts.

Please note: This video has some therapy options that are different from those offered by the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. Nevertheless, the principles remain relevant to parents in York Region.

VIDEO – 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters

In the video, a group of speech-language experts talk compassionately and directly to adults about how to promote easier talking as they interact with their preschool-age children. The professionals offer simple, easy-to-do tips that parents can begin to use immediately.

The video features some of the world’s leading hands-on therapists working with preschool children who stutter. They include Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of The Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders; Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; speech-language consultants Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons), Cert CT (Oxford), Willie Botterill, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CT and Elaine Kelman, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CBT from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London.