Faculty member to present special webinar through Hearing First
Settlement faculty member Martha Glaze-Zook, Arthur Judson Distinguished Faculty Chair, will present a new webinar, “Discovering and Exploring Musical Play,” as part of a special partnership with Hearing First, an online connection point for families and professionals teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk through Listening and Spoken Language (LSL).
The webinar, which will take place online on March 5, will focus on the importance of music in early brain development, particularly for children who were born deaf or hard of hearing. Studies show that introducing children to music as soon as possible can improve listening and spoken language outcomes. Singing is an important activity parents can do with their baby to grow their brain for listening and talking.
Hearing First promotes awareness, education, and community in support of listening and spoken language outcomes for families with a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. They offer free online learning experiences for families and professionals who seek to advance their LSL knowledge and understanding. Families can connect and find support through the online Family Support Community. Professionals can also connect with others in the industry to share experiences through the Professional Learning Community.