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Ears Are Just the Beginning: How Sound Turns into Language and Language into Literacy
by Lydia Denworth
Journey into the brain science of hearing! Learn how the circuits that sound creates in a child’s brain lay the groundwork for the networks that will bring spoken language and, how those networks, in turn, are the foundation for learning to read.
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Keeping It Real: Coaching Parents to Use Natural Experiences for Learning
by Ellie White, M.S., M.Ed., CED, and Dorie Noll, MSDE, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Read about meaningful strategies for developing listening and spoken language in children with hearing loss during natural, regular and common experiences, including daily routines.
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A Life in Balance: My Journey Toward LSLS Certification 
by Aaron Bilotta, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Read about a newly Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator living and working in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and his journey toward LSLS certification: the career choices and experiences that led him on the path, his relationship with his mentor and other experts from the field, his exam preparation tips and strategies, and great advice for the actual test day!
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button.voices from ag bellVoices from AG Bell: Giving Children the Gift of Spoken Language and Literacy
by Meredith Sugar, AG Bell President
Language is fundamental to our interactions with others and to every aspect of our lives. When we give our children who are deaf and hard of hearing the gift of listening, spoken language and literacy, we are opening doors for them by giving them the ability to communicate and interact with the world around them.
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Advocacy in Action: Advancing Education Policy, Access to Movies and Hearing Technology
AG Bell recently advocated on a number of key issues that have made a difference for children and adults with hearing loss.

Hear Our Voices: Journeying to Independence
by Lee and Steve Rech
Lee and Steve Rech, parents of Anna, who has profound hearing loss and is a bilateral cochlear implant user, write about their journey and how they kept their eyes on the prize: giving their daughter the tools she needed to be an independent participant in a hearing world. 

Focus on Chapters: AG Bell Nevada
by Arnie and Corrine Altman
Corrine and Arnie Altman, co-presidents of AG Bell's Nevada chapter, highlight their chapter's Purpose Driven Events, which combine fun, community and relationship building, while purposefully focusing on activities that naturally, through play and connection, cultivate listening and spoken language skills for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
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