Listening and Spoken Language Development

Teaching listening and spoken language is multifaceted and requires a long term plan involving many people in the process. Having adaptive strategies at every stage of the child’s development can help them succeed.

Changing Topics and Communication Breakdowns [STUDY]

Asuccessful conversation depends on being able to initiate, maintain, and shifttopics. This study explores how the way a topic is introduced can have a bigimpact on the likelihood of a communication breakdown. Read More »

Music as a Teaching Tool

Music is a fun and effective way to help the brain develop. Learn how to use music to teach routines, information, language comprehension and fluency through specific songs that both you and your children/students will enjoy. Read More »

From Language to Literacy

Have you ever wished you could see inside someone’s head? That is how Maria Mody, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, a specialist in cognitive neuroimaging, spends her days. By combining behavioral research with the wealth of imaging technology at her disposal, her recent studies provide a unique glimpse into the brain’s responses to language stimuli. Read More »

Individual Differences in Cochlear Implant Effectiveness [STUDY]

Cochlear Implants work, but in some children they work better than others. This study explores the several key factors of successful implantation, such as an individual’s natural ability, age of implantation and communication modes. Read More »

Story Retelling Patterns Among Children With and Without Hearing Loss [STUDY]

When a child retells a story, she’s using a wide range of literacy skills. This study explores the different ways children retell stories, and the impact hearing loss has on her story retelling abilities. Read More »