Before you know it, summer vacation will be in full swing. But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean your kids have to stop learning. For those who are hard of hearing, or have speech difficulties, the summer months can be a vital time for brain training.
A few weeks ago, we released our annual Summer Speech and Hearing Newsletter, a collection of links and resources we send out to local educators as part of our bi-monthly education newsletter subscription.
Among the links included are:
1. Five Easy Activities to Prevent Brain Drain, via the ASHA Leader
2. Summer camps and programs, from Gallaudet University/National Deaf Education Center. (Note: though it might be too late to sign up for this summer, it’s always good to keep these on your radar.)
One of the most important things to keep in mind is socialization. For hard of hearing kids especially, summer month socialization is crucial. Allowing kids to retreat from interaction is comparable to suddenly stopping exercise after 9 months of near constant workouts. When the new year starts in September, you don’t want your kids to have to play catch up to a level they already achieved.
Socialization is important, but it’s also a big topic. We hope to cover it in a blog later this month. For now, there is no shortage of articles on the internet, and you can always call our main office to find out more information.
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