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WV DHHR - OMCFH - Newborn Hearing Screening - Activities for Parents

Newborn Hearing Screening - What If My Baby Does Not Pass The Hearing Screening?

  • Talk to your baby from birth!

  • Talk about what you are doing and what is going on around him/her. Use your hands or gestures and other means of visual communication. Speak in short simple sentences. Donít "baby talk".

  • During the first years of life, imitate your childís sounds.

  • Give sound-making toys to your child.

  • Read to your child using bright colorful picture books. Involve your child in reading the story.

  • Sing to your child.

  • Play with your child. Use "peek-a-boo," "pattycake," and fingerplays.

  • Involve your child in household activities.

  • Make speaking and listening fun!

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