73: SLPs Role with Children Who Are D/Deaf and Hard of Hearing with Sydney Bassard

SLPs Role with Children Who Are D/Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Do you understand your role in supporting children who are D/Deaf and hard of hearing?

Sydney Bassard from The Listening SLP is joining me to talk about just that in this episode!

Sydney is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with a clinical focus in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and literacy. She's passionate about early detection and intervention for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and she is an advocate for assisting families to find functional ways to build language. 

There is so much advice and resources available in this episode that are helpful whether this is new to you or you are simply looking for more information on this topic!

In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • How to support families with children who are in these populations
  • The biggest challenge when it comes to literacy
  • The difference between what hearing itinerant teachers do and what SLPs do
  • What to do when you feel like you’re not making a difference as an SLP
  • Why daily routines and models can be super helpful
  • What visualizing and verbalizing is and how it is beneficial
  • The internal biases we need to be aware of
  • Books and activities that are great to use for this population

It is so important to remember to keep an open mind and be willing to problem solve with families! Sydney said it best: You don't have to do this by yourself just because you're the professional. Be comfortable with letting parents know what your limitations are!

I learned a ton from this conversation, and I hope you feel the same! I also learn so much from every post on Sydney’s Instagram, so I highly recommend you go check her out. You can find that linked below along with her website and Facebook page!

If you want to learn more about supporting children and families who are D/Deaf and hard of hearing, be sure to also check out the resources below that Sydney mentioned in the episode! 

Are you sick and tired of professional development that isn't relevant to you in the field being a school-based SLP or an SLP that works with school-aged children? I’ve been there, and that is why I created the Speech Retreat conference which provides amazing professional development and practical and relevant information for school-based SLPs! It is on July 17th, but you should get your ticket ahead of time at speechretreat.com because we are already giving away tons of fun prizes in the exclusive Facebook group!

SLPs Role with Children Who Are D/Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Joke of the Week:

Q: If a crocodile makes shoes, what does a banana make? 

A: Slippers.


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