Program Curriculum

Listen and Learn: an educational program for caregivers and educators of young children with hearing loss. This FREE series of four video lessons empowers caregivers to create a language-rich environment at home, which helps the children learn to listen, talk, and flourish.

Lesson 1: Reading & Beyond
This session focuses on practical and fun ways to engage with literacy throughout different developmental stages. It discusses literacy building blocks and milestones from birth to grade 3, as well as ways to incorporate them in everyday routines, songs, and play at home.

Lesson 2: Fostering Independence Early
This session discusses how to foster independence at home in the early years. It gives you tips that will help your child grow up confident and teach them to effectively advocate for themselves.

Lesson 3: Can I Play Too? 
Learning play and social skills is a crucial step in your child's communication and relationship-building development. This session focuses on how to teach social skills throughout the many stages of play. 

Lesson 4: Outdoor Learning for Littles 
There is so much your child can learn outdoors! This session introduces strategies for listening and learning in nature all year long.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I sign up for Listen & Learn?

    It is scientifically proven that children learn to talk by listening to their family and other people around them. When children are diagnosed early with hearing loss and have sufficient support from their caregivers, they can learn to listen and talk just like their hearing peers.

    This free online resource makes it easy for parents and caregivers to access information on demand as their child grows. By having four distinct lessons, you will learn how to create a learning environment within your home, and ensure your daily routines are rich in language and experiences. Combined, this will provide your child with the support they need as they learn to listen and talk.

  • Who is the instructor, Stacey Welsh?

    Stacey is an NLESD itinerant teacher for the D/deaf and hard of hearing students. She completed her Bachelor of Education at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and her Master of Education at the University of British Columbia. In 2012 she began working as a teacher for the D/deaf and hard of hearing at the Children’s Speech and Hearing Centre in Vancouver, BC.

    Stacey has specific expertise in teaching children with hearing loss using the cognitive listening and spoken language approach. She is very passionate about supporting children with hearing loss to listen, talk, and learn to their highest potential.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Welcome to Listen & Learn!
    • Meet the Presenter!
  • 2
    Lesson 1: Reading and Beyond
    • Video: Birth to 4 years
    • Video: Kindergarten to Grade 3
    • Resources
  • 3
    Lesson 2: Fostering Independence Early
    • Video: Birth to 4 years
    • Video: Kindergarten to Grade 3
    • Resources
  • 4
    Lesson 3: Can I Play too?
    • Video: Can I play too?
    • Resources
  • 5
    Lesson 4: Outdoor Learning for Littles
    • Video: Outdoor Learning for Littles
    • Resources
  • 6
    Feedback Survey
    • Feedback for Improvement