This presentation will provide information about the pivotal role of auditory brain growth and auditory/social exposure in the development
of spoken communication, reading, social-emotional skills and cognitive functions in all children. Information will apply to all children, with
an emphasis on children with hearing loss.
Discussions will include executive functions mediated through the frontal lobe involving: planning, decision making, error correction,
resisting temptation, and above all, inhibiting inappropriate and/or ineffective behaviors. EFs will also be linked to Theory of Mind.
Participants will take home strategies for "growing the child's brain" for social-emotional enrichment and development of Executive Functions.