Hearing-impaired children activate senses through various activities

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Children with hearing loss were able to enjoy some beach-themed fun Saturday at Vidant Wellness Center. Kids rotated through language-based activities hosted by ECU graduate student clinicians. The activities included tie-dying t-shirts, decorating cookies, playing cornhole and other tasks to activate the senses.

“Our goal is for them to function at the same level as their cognitive peers,” says Speech Language Pathologist Emily Brewer. “Most of these kids are right in line with that. So just providing them the same opportunity and giving them the same opportunity as we would any child who didn’t have a hearing loss.”

Many of the kids at the event were equipped with hearing devices but were still able to enjoy activities. Participants say their favorite part was tie-dying t-shirts.

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