ASK Angie ASL – Summer Vacations
Summer Time – Summer Vacations
1. I know it sounds silly, but make sure the hearing aids are off before you let your deaf friends hop into the pool. So many times, children forget or horseplay gets someone pushed in the pool.
2. Summer is hot and outdoor sports gets us sweating. Perspiration can cause damage to the hearing aids. Simple fixes like a “dry kit” can fix that problem.
3. Make sure when staying with friends, that you pack extra batteries for your hearing aid.
Note: ASL is a multi-sensory form of communication that helps children acquire vocabulary more quickly and efficiently.
Angie Craft author and teacher – brings over 26 years of experience in deaf education and is committed to serving the deaf community. Keenly aware of the isolation that deaf students often experience, Angie developed and wrote HandCraftEdASL to bridge the communication gap between deaf children who primarily use American Sign Language and their parents, peers or educators. http://www.handcraftedasl.com/
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This post originally appeared on our May/June 2012 Magazine