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5 Tips for Talking to a Child with Hearing Loss

health By July 4, 2016 2 Comments

Before his second birthday, my son said his first three syllable word thanks to his brand new hearing aids: Banana. Biologically, his corrected age made him a year and nine months old. He was so thrilled, he said, “banana,” several more times before piling the whole thing into his mouth.

Lesley Donaldson

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Avoid Travel Anxiety: Pack with Ease

Canada, ROAM, USA By March 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Although I love saying, “Have toothbrush, will travel,” I need more in my suitcase than oral care tools and a passport! If you find packing for vacation scary enough to put you off leaving your house, check out how I pack with ease, then start planning your next vacay.

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Teach Patience with the Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory

GEAR, Shopping Reviews, toys By February 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

If you’ve ever asked a young child to, “wait a minute,” they’ll be inquisitive before that minute is up – heck, it might even happen before you’ve finished speaking! The concepts of time and patience are abstract, and difficult to grasp for concrete thinkers. That’s why I used the Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory to help teach time and patience to my almost 8 year old son with Autism.

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