AGES AND STAGES
FHSR was started by parents like you and the Board of Directors is comprised of parents of deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) children, adults with hearing loss and professionals that serve DHH children. We have been where you are and want to share what we have learned during our experiences.
The Ages and Stages pages were developed with multiple experts in hearing loss, audiology, music therapy and speech/language therapy. Take time to explore and search for information ranging from education and speech language therapy to deaf culture and audiology as well as technology and other resources for you and your child.
With the uncertainty I felt surrounding her future (communication style, education setting, etc.), I loved learning how other children with hearing loss were thriving in their chosen environments and also benefited from learning about some of the challenges we could expect to face as she got older.
Raising a child with hearing loss can be isolating at times, so knowing I wasn’t alone and that others had done it before me and were successfully navigating a similar journey to mine was very comforting and empowering.
American Sign Language
Auditory Verbal Therapist
Cued Language Transliterator
Cued Speech or Cued Language
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Developmental Therapist Hearing
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Ear Nose Throat Doctor
Free and Appropriate Public Education
HH or HoH
HH or HoH
Hard of Hearing
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Individual Family Service Plan
Least Restrictive Environment
Listening and Spoken Language
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
Newborn Hearing Screening
Speech and Language Pathologist
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
With these in mind, you can now learn more about all things related to your child’s hearing levels! It is important to know and understand your child’s hearing level and how it might impact their language, speech, communication, academics and learning, and social emotional areas. Knowing this information can help you make informed decisions about how to support your child as they learn and grow.
Listening, Language, and Speech: Activities for At-Home Learning
There are so many activities you can do with your child that are simple and benefit their learning. As a Teacher of the Deaf, my job is to help you continue to build on those listening, language and speech skills.
– Haley Gubbins, FHSR Associate Board Member, Teacher of the Deaf
Technology plays a very large role in your DHH child’s life. In fact, for most of your children it is technology that allows them to have access to sound and hear the world around them. Bluetooth, all but unheard of 10 years ago, now dominates hearing loss technology and has allowed for incredible advances in how your child accesses sound in a wide variety of environments; from the classroom to the sports field to the movie theater!