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Time to Talk by Carlyn Kolker, Michelle MACROY-HIGGINS

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HEARING

A Building Block to Talking

FOR YOUR CHILD to speak and communicate verbally, she needs a few things in place—like hearing. Hearing is one of the most important building blocks for effective oral communication. To most of us, it is absolutely effortless. Unlike talking, which develops over years through a series of changes, hearing begins to develop in the womb. It is part of an incredibly complex system that involves tiny bones and cells in the ear and neural pathways to the brain, and if your child’s auditory system is not working fully, many of her communication abilities can be compromised.

Difficulty hearing can have an impact on ...

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