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My 2 year old wants to play with the i-pad all the time

Query: My 2 year old wants to play with the i-pad all the time. Should I be worried? Reply:In homes all over the UK (and many other countries) parents are having the same thoughts, ‘how much screen time is ok?’ We all know the benefit of a babysitter (especially at 6am), when you need an extra 30 minutes sleep or just long enough to brush your teeth. But what if you’re child wants your phone or i-pad all the ti...

Posted on September 16, 2017 14:47

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Play Resources for Working with Young Children and their Families

QUERY TEMPLATE Query: I'm looking for resources on typical play development. Any resources on how to coach parents on types of toys or what this looks like would be helpful. Ideally I'm looking for a resource that discusses all the stages of play, describes them, and gives ages of typical development, and maybe even why play development is important. Thanks!?? Reply: Thanks for the great question. You will find ...

Posted on August 11, 2017 13:13

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New to working with babies and toddlers

Query: I have just started working with a couple of babies with hearing loss. My previous experience has been with school age children so I am looking for some resources that would give me information about working with families and young children. Can you suggest where to start? Reply: Hi there… what an exciting change you have. Whilst working with infants with hearing loss can be challenging it can be equally ...

Posted on April 25, 2017 17:11

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"Before their first words website" about babies and toddlers

Query: For those of you working with babies and toddlers and looking for updated information, normative tables of milestones have a look at this fantastic website. Reply: Before First Words Website is described a sthe following: “Before their first words” is a multimedia science tool for communicative development i...

Posted on January 26, 2017 22:45

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Where can I find the Early Listening Function Tool?

Query: I am looking for the Early Listening Function tool for use with the families I work with. Can you point me in the right direction please? Reply: This is a great and easy to use tool for people working in early intervention. The Early Listening Function tool has been designed to obtain an indication of the functional use of hearing in very young children. It has three primary purposes – to empower parents,...

Posted on December 6, 2016 14:44

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What is Theory of Mind and how do we encourage it in pre-schoolers?

Query: I am a speech therapist working with quite a few pre-schoolers and am interested in finding out more about theory of mind and some practical ideas please. Reply: Thank you for your query, theory of mind (TOM) is a hot topic at the moment and something we have been thinking a lot about at The Ear Foundation. The understanding that people have thoughts, desires, beliefs and feelings that are different from...

Posted on December 5, 2016 10:27

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Current options for CI devices for babies

Query: Could you advise about the current options for off the ear devices for small babies please? Reply: Such a good question. Many parents find it a challenge to keep an ear level processor on a baby for many reasons including the size of the head/ear, the position of the baby and the level of activity of the infant. Technology is always changing so sometimes it is hard to keep up with what is available and w...

Posted on July 25, 2016 14:33

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Running a baby group using Baby Beats

Enquiry:Just to remind the forum about Advanced Bionics' great resource for babies, to stimulate their listening and enjoyment of sounds and music. We ran our first Baby Beats parent/baby group this week and it was a great success. Reply: The way to access Baby Beats is to go to the Advanced Bionics website, where they have an online form that you fill in and add 'Sounding Board' in the voucher code sect...

Posted on May 19, 2016 09:47

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