Aside from all the amazing benefits, I feel that play and imagination are what causes a child to truly thrive in life. My 2.5 year old has hearing loss. When we play with her , we like to do a lot of sound effects , repetition , Word play , and "Where is it?" games to promote new words and language. We never let the diagnosis of hearing loss affect how big we knew her vocabulary was going to be. Being in a bilingual household also played a roll since she was taught two words (one English , one Spanish) with the same meaning and a visual presentation of it.
I also encourage Gabby to play with baby dolls. I love to find baby dolls that look like my child. No,I don't mean physical traits like eye color, hair, or skin color because my daughter has all types... I mean look like her in the sense of disability.
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