Podcast: Episode 20
2010 Annie Award recipient Joe McIntyre of New Kids On The Block talks about his infant son’s hearing loss and how his family copes with help from communication professionals. Read the transcript.
Podcast: Episode 19
Hearing screening in public schools is vital care of the young. Yet, it is not uniform in practice and it isn’t happening at all in some cases. Three experts explain what is involved and what parents need to know to help ensure that their children are screened. Consumers are urged to visit ASHA’s Advocacy Website to learn more about this important care. Read the transcript.
Podcast: Episode 15
Researcher Mary Pat Moeller, PhD, and Jennifer Johnson (a parent) discuss why consistency is so important—for babies and parents—when a child wears hearing aids. Read the transcript.
Podcast: Episode 14
ASHA is the first organization to team with the National Institute On Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) in current efforts to prevent noise-induced hearing loss among the young. NIDCD Director Dr. James Battey, Jr., discusses the health threat, what can be done about it, and NIDCD-ASHA’s joint efforts. Read the transcript.
Podcast: Episode 13
SLP Rhea Paul and child psychologist Leslie Rescorla discuss recent research on the persistence of language weaknesses at age 17 in late-talking children. Principles of early intervention from ASHA’s recent policy documents are highlighted, and Dr. Rescorla’s recent article in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research is discussed. Read the transcript.