As the readership of Turn on My Ears! increases my email inbox has been expanding. Common questions include: What type of therapy is Drew participating in? How often does Drew attend therapy? What activities are you doing with Drew? How do you find time to be "Mom" and "therapist"? Some of these questions I will answer in future posts, but some questions have made me think of ways I can use the blog to help with therapy, both for Drew and for other children with hearing loss.
I've decided to start a Book of the Week club, to help describe the way we are using books as therapy for Drew. You will notice the addition of this section (and I've added a few of our favorites) on the right side bar. I will discuss different children's books we are working on with Drew and the specific activities we are doing in order to achieve specific results. I will add each book to the "Book of the Week" section with a brief description of how the book is helpful for developing listening and speech for a child with hearing loss. If you click on the book in the side bar, you will be taken to Amazon.com where you can review the book and purchase if you would like to do so.
I hope that this weekly addition, beginning this Sunday, will help generate comments where we can all share additional ideas or ways to use books in order to help our children learn to listen and talk! I hope this will turn into a wonderful forum for us to share therapy ideas through reading. Read with a child. It's the most important 20 minutes of your day.