Day: May 3, 2022

Should I Correct My Child’s Speech?

    It’s normal for young children to pronounce words differently from adults. There’s no need to correct your child each time they make a mistake – it can interrupt the natural flow of their communication, might frustrate your child and may discourage them from speaking.  Instead, try using a speech modeling technique with your child. When your child makes a speech error, instead of making them correct themselves, you can repeat back what they say, with the correct pronunciation.  For example, if your child says, “I want the tar”, you could reply, “You want the Car?  Which Car?”- with a slight emphasis on the correct sound.  Try to give several models of the word if possible: “Let me find

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Healthy Listening

    Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, or NIHL, is hearing loss due to sustained or sudden loud sounds. Noise levels are measured in decibels (dBA.) When we listen to noise at 85 dBA or higher for sustained periods (8 hours,) we run the risk of developing hearing loss over time. For every 3 dBA increase in noise, the amount of safe listening time is cut in half (88 dBA for 4 hours and 91 dBA for 2 hours.) The World Health Organization recommends 75 dBA as a safe listening measure for children. Due to the increase in screen time for children over the last several years, adjusting the settings for your child’s headphones may be helpful. A quick internet search

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