Parent Toolkit

Parent Toolkit

We are excited to share with you our Parent Toolkit, a resource for parents that has been several years in the making! This valuable resource toolkit covers:

  • Questions that come up over and over again on the Alberta Hands & Voices Facebook page. Examples: Any advice for swimming lessons? My child is going into kindergarten – what do I need to know? How do I explain her hearing loss to her new teacher? 
  • Topics that are not covered well elsewhere, or are not readily available. Examples: Listening fatigue. Speechreading instruction for children. Incidental learning. Tinnitus in children. Unilateral hearing loss. And many more! 
  • Topics that provide a foundation for further knowledge. Example: Types of hearing loss. Coping with emotions after hearing loss is diagnosed. 
  • Topics that Parent Guides will need to know about. Examples: Causes of hearing loss. Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD). 

2020 Updates Coming Soon

Keep in mind this Toolkit will evolve over time.

Currently 2020, we are working on a large scale update of this toolkit.

At the back of the Toolkit is a questionnaire. We would appreciate your feedback so we can make improvements. Please take time to complete the questionnaire and send it back to us. In doing so, you will help other families who will use the Toolkit in the future.

We are proud to hear that our toolkit is used across North America; we look forward to hearing your feedback on what helped you most.

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Complete Toolkit

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Topic Library

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Toolkit Sections