Back to School – Tips for Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

As we embark on a new school year and students return to in-person learning, below are some tips to assist your child’s education team in understanding your child and their hearing loss to ensure a positive start to the school year.  We know going back to school can make any parent nervous (and excited), but […]

ASL Stages of Development

For those that use sign language as their primary approach to language access, there are language development milestones to consider that are specific to sign language. These milestones can be used to monitor ASL development in young children. One such checklist used by the California School for the Deaf in Fremont is listed below. 2 […]

Relay Services

If you don’t have access to internet services or smartphones… There are many available technologies for children who have difficulty with discrimination of speech on the telephone. This difficulty is compounded by the poor voice quality of many users of cell phones and speakerphones. A technology that provides assistance by converting speech to sign/text is […]

Reading to Children who have a hearing loss

Reading to children who have hearing loss is just as important for overall growth and development as it is for children who have normal hearing. As you are reading to your child, you are helping them develop reading comprehension, visual/tracking skills, expressive and receptive language and vocabulary skills. Below are some principles to use with […]

Move for Kids 2021!

Mallory and Jennifer Evangelides with Mallory's father and brother

Over the years we have been so inspired by the FHSR Move for Kids participants. Our community has come together under blue skies and rainstorms, because we’d do anything to provide a healthier future for every child. Again this year we’ll be rallying our community like we did last year – online  Move for Kids activities and events […]