août 28, 2015
Teach a Word in 3 Simple Steps
Language is a way to communicate ideas, choices and needs. That is what we do every day with our friends, colleagues, the telephone operator or the taxi driver. It’s natural and effective. That is the idea that we want to pass on to our children; our words help us get what we want or communicate som...
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avril 15, 2015
Reduced visual discrimination in cochlear implant users
Common belief suggest that hearing impaired people have a better sight to compensate for the loss of their hearing. Some would say that their sight would be even higher than the average. However, researchers at the University of Montreal were able to distinguish those clichés. According to this rese...
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avril 15, 2015
La surdité n'est pas forcément synonyme de meilleure vision
La croyance populaire veut que les personnes sourdes aient une meilleure vue pour compenser la privation de leur ouïe. À certains égards, leur vision serait même supérieure à la moyenne. Des chercheurs de l'Université de Montréal viennent de jeter un pavé dans la mare de ces lieux communs. En effet,...
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avril 2, 2015
Cochlear implant users can hear, feel the beat in music
People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an investigator at Georgetown University Medical Center. The scientists say exposure to the beat in music, suc...
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mars 11, 2015
3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Child's Motor Skills
Having adequate motor skills is essential for a child’s occupation. A child’s occupation consists of playing, going to daycare/school, and basically just being a kid. Many parents don’t always recognize that their child has motor difficulties. This is because it is not that obvious. I recommend to a...
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Team Canada Healing Hands Project in Haiti
novembre 21, 2014
Team Canada Healing Hands Project in Haiti
The Cochlear Explorer series will resume in a couple of weeks with our discussion of Emil Huschke and “Huschke’s Teeth.” This week, however, Dr. Jay Hall sent Hearing International an article about an important ongoing project in Haiti. For our readers in France, Haiti, French Canada and other Franc...
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octobre 15, 2014
Improving Handwriting Skills
Many parents are concerned about their child’s handwriting skills. Why is my child’s handwriting so sloppy? The answer that many teachers have difficulty explaining is that handwriting is a complex skill made up of many discrete components including: correct seated positioning, trunk control, should...
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