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What Does Intelligible Speech Look Like?

Malcolm Gladwell reports that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to learn something new. Hart and Risley report that typical children hear about 46 million words by age 4. Dehaene reports that a child needs 20,000 hours of listening as a basis for reading. Pittman reports that children with hearing loss require three times the…

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It’s A New School Year

What do parents need to do to help make the school year successful? First, parents need to remember that they are the experts. You need to be involved in all decisions about your child. Professionals know a lot, but you know your child. In addition, you are the person who has the most invested in…

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