Hearing Impairment Toys
Support hearing-impaired children with toys that inspire reading, cooperating, communicating intelligently, sharing their world with others.
Did you know? Hearing-impaired children’s slowness in learning is still being put down to a general lack of ability rather than the effects of hearing difficulties, according to Dan Goldstein, author of The Hearing Impaired Child.
We’re happy to share special needs toys for children with hearing impairment; categorized under visual phonics, American Sign Language (ASL), technology support, and reading & writing as a second language.Everything has its wonders, even darkness, and silence. - Helen Keller Click To Tweet
Visual Phonics is a system of 46 hand-shapes with corresponding movements -which when used together are called “cues”. These cues represent the 46 phoneme sounds of spoken English. The visual phonics system was originally developed by a mother for her deaf son, to aid in teaching speech and reading.
The visual phonics concept is designed to support hearing-impaired children with reading and speech
American Sign Language (ASL)
As with any other children, it will be beneficial for children with hearing impairment to learn about communication, cooperation and community spirit.
A.O. Akach, author of UNESCO’s Deafness, stated that children with special needs must learn other skills like self-help, self-care, particularly cleanliness. Ultimately, hearing-impaired children need to learn all this through or accompanied by spoken language.
The ASL is designed to support hearing-impaired children cooperate and communicate
There’s a growing a list of hearing-impaired designed apps that will help children with special needs to talk intelligently through sign language apps, speech to text apps, transcription devices, and captioning.
We take cues from Sir Alexander W. G. Ewing, author of the book Hearing-impaired Children Under Five: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. According to him, a major need in the education of all deaf children is to find ways of helping them (children with hearing impairment) become able to talk intelligently.
Technology can support hearing-impaired children to communicate intelligently
Reading & Writing As a Second Language
For the hearing-impaired child, reading is a great way of sharing and learning about ideas, emotions and experiences. Further quoting Philemon A.O. Akach on reading and writing as a second language for the hearing-impaired, he said reading is one of the most important ways people learn. Reading is important for understanding messages, advertising, laws, notices, instructions and many other things.
Reading & writing coaches hearing-impaired children to share their world with others
Learning Disability Toys
Enable children with learning disabilities to improve in numbers, their handwriting, reading comprehension, interpretation of sounds, verbal & social skills, and processing of information.
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