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Social inclusion: It’s everyone’s responsbility

By Rob Laffan Imagine you could only communicate within a space no bigger than your living room. Imagine what that isolation would feel like and the frustration you would experience due to the limitation of not being able to reach out and connect with the world around you. Unfortunately, this is the exact condition many children and adults who are ... Read More »

The Guessing Game When Your Child Is Non-Verbal

By Laura Rutherford Mother. Blogger. Campaigner The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way recently as our nearly two year old daughter, Sydney, is a complete chatterbox. “Drink“ she proclaims. “Sore“ she says when she hurts herself. And then I hear her trying to sing along to things in the back ... Read More »

Turn an ear to hear – a simple head turn to improve understanding of speech in noisy environments

Listeners in a noisy situation benefit from facing slightly away from the person they are listening to, turning one ear towards the speech, concludes a study by Cardiff University, funded by UK charity Action on Hearing Loss (RNID). This listening tactic was found to be especially beneficial for cochlear implant users who typically struggle in noisy social settings such as ... Read More »