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Your Toddler

Read this section to find out how toddlers grow and learn, and how you can help your child.

You may be very confused as to what to expect from your toddler.
What is normal for a toddler? How should you treat your toddler?
Will things be different because your toddler has a hearing loss?
Read these sections to find answers to these questions and more.

Father holding his son

How Your Toddler Grows and Changes
Children with hearing loss may follow different paths in growing up. This could be because they were born too early, or had other medical problems. Read this page to learn how your baby may grow.

How Your Toddler Learns
Toddlers learn from hearing people talk. Learn what kinds of simple, but important things your toddler may be missing out on.

How You Can Help Your Toddler
All babies need love and attention. Your baby is no different. But you may have to show your baby what you mean more than saying it. Read this page to learn how to do this.

Going to Daycare
Many deaf children go to daycare. Find out more about helping your child have the best possible experience at daycare.

Deaf Awareness for Childcare Centers
Share this page with your Child's daycare providers. This will help them better understand how to help and interact with your child.

Toilet Training
Read this section for help toilet training your child.

Find out about how to deal with your child's tantrums.

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