Wealth of Knowledge

These newsletters are from years past. But, make no mistake – There is a wealth of valuable and timeless information here! Even though news gets old, much of the info is still relevant. So jump in!

 
2014 Newsletters

June/July 2014

    • Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
      By Sandy Harvey, Parent
    • MyTalk Tools app
    • AACSpeechBuddy app
    • Children Are…
      Author: Meiji Steward
2013

January 2013   Español

    • New Beginning, By Darla Schwehr
    • Kid-Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children,
      By Daria J. Medwid, Denise Chapman Weston – Suggested Reading
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Informational
    • California Children’s Services (CCS) – Informational
 

March 2013    Español

    • Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
      By Sandy Harvey, Parent
 

April 2013    Español

    • One Parent’s Perspective
      By Tura Franzen
    • What is a Baha?
    • Welcome to Holland
      By Emily Perl Kingsley
 

May 2013    Español

    • Communicating With Your Child
      By Rosemary Garrity & Robert Anthony, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
    • Local Spotlight – Bay Area
 

June 2013    Español

    • Parent Resource Guide
    • Understanding Your Child’s Hearing levels
      By Gloria Nathanson, AuD/CCC-A
    • Hearing Aids: What Happens if They Get Wet?
 

September 2013    Español

    • Questions Parents Often Ask
      Parent Contributors: Apryl Chauhan, Cora Shahid, and Terrylene Sacchetti
    • What If My Baby Has Other Challenges?
      Parent Contributors: Kat Lowrance and Darla Schwehr
 

November 2013 

    • A Place at the Table
      Excerpt from Deaf Parenting
    • Gratitude Turkey Treat Jar
    • Importance and Benefits of Incidental Learning
      By Michelle Bronson- Executive Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center – Fresno
      and Darla Schwehr – Parent Links Mentor- Fresno
2012

April 2012 

    • Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
      By Sandy Harvey, Parent
    • MyTalk Tools app
    • AACSpeechBuddy app
    • Become a Key Parent
    • Children Are…
      Author: Meiji Steward
 

May 2012 

    • Benefits of Sign Language with a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
    • Hearing Aids: What Happens if They Get Wet?
    • You only have to do today… Today.
      By Martha Kate Downey
 

June 2012 

    • How Does the Cochlear Implant Work with a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child?
    • Ideas for Summer
 

July 2012 

    • My Story
      By Darla Schwehr, Parent Mentor
    • Meeting other Parents
    • Listening Toys
 

August 2012 

    • Time for Early Start
    • Directory of Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
 

October 2012    Español

    • Communication through Pictures
      Darla Schwehr – Parent Mentor
    • Language is Everywhere
      Parent Contributors: Kat Lowrance and Darla Schwehr
    • Meet the Blue Ear
      By Tim Stevens
 

November 2012    Español

    • Are You Interested in Meeting Another Parent?
    • Having Trouble Paying for Hearing Aids or Speech Therapy?
 

December 2012    Español

    • Christmas Present Ideas
    • Audiogram of Familiar Sounds
    • Keeping Hearing Aids On Your Child
      Excerpt from Article at listem-up.org
2011

January 2011 

    • What is Aural Atresia?
    • Can My Baby Hear Me?
      By Erin Gifford
    • Audiogram of Familiar Sounds
 

February 2011 

    • What CAN Your Child DO
    • Hearing Devices: How do they work?
    • The Process of Acceptance to Celebration
      T. Ronco – Hands and Voices, M. Bronson – Deaf and Hard of Hearing
      Service Center, D. Schwehr – Parent Links
 

March 2011    Español

    • Individualized Family Service Plan
      By Sam Weber
    • Tips for Reading to Your Deaf Child
      Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
 

April 2011    Español

    • Families’ Role in Early Intervention
      Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
    • Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and
      Hard of Hearing Children
      Excerpt taken from National Institute on Deafness and Other
      Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
 

June 2011 

    • Deaf Child Near
      Article submitted by Apryl Chauhan, Parent Links Mentor
    • Distance Education Courses for Parents Offered by John Tracy Clinic
    • ASL University – free online course in American Sign Language
 

July 2011 

    • Summer Safety Tips for Children who are Deaf or Hard
      of Hearing
    • Distance Education Courses for Parents Offered by John Tracy Clinic
    • ASL University – free online course in American Sign Language
 

August 2011 

    • Getting Ready for the School Year
    • Acronyms
    • Types of deafness
    • Quality of Life of DHH Children & Youth
 

October 2011 

    • Conner’s Story
      By Jamie Berke
    • Connecting with Other Parents
 

November/December 2011 

    • Deaf Parenting: Holiday Communication Tips for Families of
      Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children
    • Toy suggestions for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
2010

January 2010 

    • Language and Communication
      By Margaret Finnegan, Ph.D
    • Focus on Southern California Mentors
    • Resources
    • Did You Know… American Sign Language was started
      with one little girl.
 

July 2010 

    • It’s a BOY! One Families Experience with
      Newborn Hearing Screening
      Cora Shahid and Naseer Naseer – Proud Parents of Zain
    • Audiogram of Familiar Sounds
    • Getting Started with Early Intervention
      Boys Town National Research Hospital
 

August 2010 

    • What is an IFSP?
 

October 2010    Español

    • Standing at the Crossroads
      The ideas and theories of Kenneth Moses
    • Sign Language Cognitive Benefits for Deaf Babies
      and Children
    • What is a Cochlear Implant?
 

November 2010 

    • Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
    • Resources
      Looking for More Information about hearing loss?
    • What is the Best Program for My Deaf or
      Hard of Hearing Child?
 

December 2010 

    • Suggestions for Visual Conversations With Deaf and
      Hard of Hearing Babies and Toddlers
    • Resources
      Toy suggestions for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing