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                   hardofhearingchildren.com by PAM Candlish MLS
"What did you say?" "Eh?" "WHAT did you say?" "MM?" "WHAT DID YOU SAY?" oh "PARDON ME!"

Information and Advocacy for People Interested in Hard of Hearing Children. 

I am sitting here with a cup of coffee and hope you stay  a while. 

What's in the web?

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Coping with a hard of hearing child
 information for you

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WHat's New?

Another year has zipped by
 

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Please join our lively discussions. Perhaps you can help others.    

 

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Not Deaf Enough
exactly the book I wanted when my child was diagnosed

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A search engine for this web.

 

 

The little bears are called the HOH Bears, and  are the essence of the charm of a child who is hard of  hearing. A child who has a mild or moderate hearing loss has to deal with most of the problems of not hearing well, and is expected to cope. Some "rights" of deafness are conferred on the deafer people, and protected jealously. The focus of education and medical systems was fatuously unaware of the problems caused by even a slight plugged ear during childhood. Hearing aid companies advertised expensive products as "Best" hearing aid.

 Most people who used hearing aids were older, and postlingually deaf. They did not have as high a need for amplification, and most hated their hearing aids, and the need for them. 

A great debate raged over methodology between oral and sign. I believe the great debate prevented actual help getting to the kids. It was a big sap of energy. Also a issue on which a member of a bureaucracy could make studies, time charts, statistics, and rigid recommendations, and lines preventing service to the larger groups. A deaf child was born 1 in 1500 births, a child with a mild hearing loss is 1 in 9.  

The "cracks in the education system" process hard of hearing children right through school. 1 in 9 children have a hearing loss sufficient to remove plurals and tenses from their language.

Due to my son Reid's additional handicaps, this website includes deafness and multiple handicaps information. More information will be added over time. 

 

The internet has become a wonderful way to find information and get going on helping a hard of hearing child. Nobody tells a parent reading something that it is too technical or difficult for them to understand. Anyone who wants or needs to know how to help to find material at exactly the level they need to begin, and find more material at higher and higher levels. Many parents have become so empowered with knowledge that they are able to start pounding on the lazy school system and force changes to the home and educational environment through personal and group advocacy. 

My mentor was Dr. Daniel Ling OC. I used his method to teach my son Reid to talk at a time when Reid officially had no services because he was not deaf enough. My book is the first book in the world about hard of hearing children. Dr. Carol Flexer has done a lot of research into the needs of hard of hearing children. Reid was part of that long-term research. At the time my book was written the idea of putting a FM on the child at home was radical, but it is in my book that you will find the positive suggestions of what are problems, and how to deal with them. My son was incapable of sitting down to work so we did his language all day, interspersed in his normal active life. He has the best speech of any hard of hearing child, and he began with  three sounds BA MA and WA at age 2. 

I also fought in Canada and the United States for newborn hearing testing, at a time when the last thing anyone wanted was to know how a baby hears. I am still fighting for hard of hearing children by writing this web. The web took two years to write, and has been up and growing since May 2000.

I believe that a writer should have a profound knowledge of the subject matter and personal experience of the emotions. I do, and all the other people who come to this web, come back again can help you, and you can help someone else. 

talk to me

 

 

 


Web Policies

Author s  Credentials

The information on hard of hearing children provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

 As a matter of policy, I suggest
every child with questionable hearing should consult with an audiologist.

The information in this web is usually available in the public domain, meaning there are more than two sources available for the information. When the information is creditable to a person or institution, credit for the source is always given, and more often than not, a link.

Any personal information submitted
 to this site will not be passed along without your permission. The discussion group is a public posting area for anyone. You may use a pseudonym if you choose. I always ask for permission to use material from the writer before putting it in the web and give credit.

 There is an experimental advertising from google ad sense, at present.

Advertising would be accepted at $US 100 per 1000 clicks.

 

Virtual Knowledge

My knowledge in this field is founded on on a literature search I did when we found out our child had a hearing loss. I have a Master's in Library Science from McGill University,  so the margins of this original research probably amounted to a Phd. 

Living with a child who has special needs gives most parents an intensive amount of information in the school of hard knocks. Subsequent to the personal quest through library systems, a manuscript was written, Not Deaf Enough and accepted by A.G.Bell Association after review by all the important people in oral deaf education like Dr. Daniel Ling, Dr.Carol Flexer, Miriam Northcott, Judy Simser. I have read all of the Drs. Ling's books many times, taken two seminars "Speech and the Hearing-Impaired Child" and "Foundations of Spoken Language for Hearing-Impaired Children" at the University of Western Ontario and have 1.6 post-graduate credits from OSLA for passing the take-home exam. I have been my own child's auditory/verbal therapist for 1 and a half hours a day since he was a pre-schooler. I regularly attend conferences. I have a good collection of books and articles in the field of deaf education, and an excellent collection of net-based information and contacts
.

 

E-knowledge

 I also am researching, on-line DCD-developmental coordination disorder or dyspraxia, learning disabilities, dysgraphia, 'dysorganization', dyscalculia, and Deafness-multiple disabilities (not much out there) have taken on-line courses from SNOW in adaptive technology, participated in forums at OED, and about.com and have used oral computers for over 6 years.

 
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The information on hard of hearing children provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

 As a matter of policy, I suggest every child with questionable hearing should consult with an audiologist.

The information in this web is usually available in the public domain, meaning there are more than two sources available for the information. When the information is creditable to a person or institution, credit for the source is always given, and more often than not, a link.

Any personal information submitted
 to this site will not be passed along without your permission. The discussion group is a public posting area for anyone. You may use a pseudonym if you choose. I always ask for permission to use material from the writer before putting it in the web and give credit.

Royalties from sales of Not Deaf Enough are used to support this web. There is an experimental advertising from google ad sense, at present.

Advertising would be accepted at $US 100 per 1000 clicks.

 

se Award for eHealth - 2004, in the category "eHealth Information tools and services for citizens."

The internet has become a wonderful way to find information and get going on helping a hard of hearing child. Nobody tells a parent reading something that it is too technical or difficult for them to understand. Anyone who wants or needs to know how to help to find material at exactly the level they need to begin, and find more material at higher and higher levels. Many parents have become so empowered with knowledge that they are able to start pounding on the lazy school system and force changes to the home and educational environment through personal and group advocacy. 

My mentor was Dr. Daniel Ling OC. I used his method to teach my son Reid to talk at a time when Reid officially had no services because he was not deaf enough. My book is the first book in the world about hard of hearing children. Dr. Carol Flexer has done a lot of research into the needs of hard of hearing children. Reid was part of that long-term research. At the time my book was written the idea of putting a FM on the child at home was radical, but it is in my book that you will find the positive suggestions of what are problems, and how to deal with them. My son was incapable of sitting down to work so we did his language all day, interspersed in his normal active life. He has the best speech of any hard of hearing child, and he began with  three sounds BA MA and WA at age 2. 

I also fought in Canada and the United States for newborn hearing testing, at a time when the last thing anyone wanted was to know how a baby hears. I am still fighting for hard of hearing children by writing this web. The web took two years to write, and has been up and growing since May 2000.

I believe that a writer should have a profound knowledge of the subject matter and personal experience of the emotions. I do, and all the other people who come to this web, come back again can help you, and you can help someone else. 



 

 

 

 

 

 Author's Credentials

Virtual Knowledge

My knowledge in this field is founded on on a literature search I did when we found out our child had a hearing loss. I have a Master's in Library Science from McGill University,  so the margins of this original research probably amounted to a Phd. 

Living with a child who has special needs gives most parents an intensive amount of information in the school of hard knocks. Subsequent to the personal quest through library systems, a manuscript was written, Not Deaf Enough and accepted by A.G.Bell Association after review by all the important people in oral deaf education like Dr. Daniel Ling, Dr.Carol Flexer, Miriam Northcott, Judy Simser. I have read all of the Drs. Ling's books many times, taken two seminars "Speech and the Hearing-Impaired Child" and "Foundations of Spoken Language for Hearing-Impaired Children" at the University of Western Ontario and have 1.6 post-graduate credits from OSLA for passing the take-home exam. I have been my own child's auditory/verbal therapist for 1 and a half hours a day since he was a pre-schooler. I regularly attend conferences. I have a good collection of books and articles in the field of deaf education, and an excellent collection of net-based information and contacts.

E-knowledge

 I also am researching, on-line DCD-developmental coordination disorder or dyspraxia, learning disabilities, dysgraphia, 'dysorganization', dyscalculia, and Deafness-multiple disabilities (not much out there) have taken on-line courses from SNOW in adaptive technology, participated in forums at OED, and about.com and have used oral computers for over 6 years.


 

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In 2000, the first year of hardofhearingchildren.com, most of the hits were from the United States and Canada. the red areas are the countries which have been collected in my stats programs in 2004.

Such is  the power of the net to get ideas across to other people.and show that people may be at war, but they still have hohkids who need help.

A Map of the Geographic Spread of my Web as of Oct 2004.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/world.jpg
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I am Patricia Ann Morgan Candlish BA MLS otherwise known as PAM, or 'mothermorgan' or 'mamahohbear'.   e-mail me any time.   I am always glad to hear from people.
 

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hardofhearingchildren.com is read in these countries:
 Andorra Antigua Barbuda Argentina Aruba Australia Austria Bahamas Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Belize Bermuda Bosnia Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cayman Islands Chile China Cocas (Keeling) Islands Colombia Costa Rica Croatia (Hruatska) Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominican Republic Egypt Estonia Ethiopia European Union Fiji Finland France Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Great Britain Greece Guam Guatemala Guyana Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Latvia Lebanon Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Maldives Malta Mauritius Mexico Moldova Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan
Palestinian Territories Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Samoa Islands Saudi Arabia Senegal Seychelles Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States US government US educational US commercial US military Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands Yugoslavia Zambia
October 2005

 

In 2000, the first year of hardofhearingchildren.com, most of the hits were from the United States and Canada. the red areas are the countries which have been collected in my stats programs in 2004.

Such is  the power of the net to get ideas across to other people.and show that people may be at war, but they still have hohkids who need help.

A Map of the Geographic Spread of my Web as of Oct 2004.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/world.jpg
permission pending
 

I am Patricia Ann Morgan Candlish BA MLS
otherwise known as PAM, or 'mothermorgan' or 'mamahohbear'. 
  e-mail me
any time.
   I am always glad to hear from people.

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