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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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Does It Make A Difference Who Does Therapy For Kids With Hearing Loss?

The short answer is YES.   SLP Services for Children with Hearing Loss I value the work of speech-language pathologists. I am a speech-language pathologist (among a few other things) but I can tell you that my training as an SLP did not prepare me to provide high quality services to children with hearing loss.…

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