Most of us don’t have to think twice about our hearing, but what about the possibility that our kids might be experiencing some hearing loss? Fortunately, nearly every baby born in a hospital in the United States is screened for proper hearing. In Wisconsin, 99 percent of babies are screened, according to the Wisconsin Sound Beginnings program. So thankfully, most parents know if their newborn requires further hearing testing and possible treatment.Read more
Watching your child learn to communicate is one of the most exciting things about being a parent. You see your baby go from cooing to babbling to saying those first words. You watch your toddler sing songs and put words together. You read books, and then suddenly your child is reading to you. It’s an exciting progression, and much of the time it seems to happen naturally. But what if your child isn’t developing speech or language like other children?