In this video Special Educator & Auditory Verbal Therapist (AVT), Ms.Kim Chadda highlights different ways to encourage good listening skills in a child with hearing impairment.
Some everyday tips to help a child develop their listening skills –
- Getting rid of any background noise when working with the child.
- Making eye-contact with the child when speaking to them.
- Getting down to face-level with the child when communicating.
- Using a combination of both verbal & non-verbal communication.
- Using gestures when speaking.
- Encouraging the child to participate in turn-taking exercises.
- Repeating whatever the child has expressed.
- Listening completely to what the child is expressing before responding.
- Alerting the child to different sounds occurring around them in the moment.
- Drawing the child’s attention to whatever the parent is working on or engaged in.
- Speaking one at a time when speaking in the child’s presence.
- Making speaking fun for the child!
- Elaborating on any topic being discussed with the child.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for safe management.