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Listening Skills

  • Beginning with Babies An article on the Learning to Listen Foundation giving practical ideas about encouraging babies to listen
  • Learning to Listen Sounds from the Learning to Listen Foundation website.  Gives practical ideas for exposing young children to key speech sounds
  • The Listen Up website outlines speech sounds to use with young deaf children.  Includes guidance on how to introduce them and pictures to use with older children.
  • The LING Six/Seven Sounds Test is a well-established way of checking a child's ability to detect or identify speech sounds.  These three links explain what to do

Assessing Listening Skills in Young Deaf Children

  • IT-MAIS has 10 probe questions that are used to within a discussion with parents to find out about their child's developing listening skills. The article includes ideas to develop skills too.

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