Next phase: Teen to adult (12+ years)
As children with hearing loss grow, they face a range of challenges at different stages over the years, from infancy through the school years and beyond. Children learn and progress differently over time, and the needs of your child must be continually assessed. Every new self-concept and skill results in new behaviour. Look out for the signs, so you can provide support!
When your child becomes a teenager, they are on a fast journey to adulthood. Your child may sometimes experience confusion or become overwhelmed about his/her own role and feelings. During these years you will need to let go, so make sure that they are prepared to deal with their hearing loss without needing your support.