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). 

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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Toolkit Sections

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The information in this toolkit is intended for educational purposes only.
This toolkit is designed to provide competent and reliable information regarding the subject matters covered. Alberta Hands & Voices has used best efforts in preparing this toolkit. Alberta Hands & Voices makes no representation with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the contents of this toolkit. Alberta Hands & Voices shall not be held liable for any loss or other damages, included but not limited to special, incidental, consequential, or other damages. All links are for
informational purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy, or any other implied or explicit purpose.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Alberta Hands & Voices
PO Box 31039 RPO Bridgeland
Calgary, Alberta T2E 9A3