Using Music to Support Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss

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Communication; Speech delay; Language acquisition; Speech-in-noise perception

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ABLE Arts Resource Center; Deaf-blindness; Hearing Impairment; Speech or Language Impairment; General Music; Music Therapy; Pre-School; Elementary School (K-6); Middle School (6-8); High School (9-12); Higher Education; Adult Education; Benefits of Music


This resource, provided via the online speech pathology program from Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, discusses the effects hearing loss can have on language development and provides descriptions of various types of hearing loss in children. It also outlines how a multimodal approach using music benefits children with hearing loss and what steps parents can take to include music in speech therapy practices at home.