The Six-Sound Song

First Edition

Warren Estabrooks

Details: 32 pages, Hardcover + CD

ISBN13: 978-088-200-215-6

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The Six-Sound Song is a book that comes with a CD.


The inspiration for The Six-Sound Song came from the Ling Six-Sound Test, developed by Daniel Ling, PhD. The Ling Six Sounds (ah, oo, ee, sh, s, and m) are used with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This test helps parents and professionals determine how effectively the child is able to hear all the sounds of speech through hearing aids, a cochlear implant, or both.

When very young children are learning to listen, sounds from the Ling Six-Sound Test can be used in various ways as Learning-to-Listen sounds. Each of these sounds can be associated with a variety of objects, events, actions, or situations in order to encourage the development of spoken language primarily through listening.

The Six-Sound Song expresses my personal joy in working with children all over the world who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, and the professionals who guide them.

I extend my thanks to Hunter Jackson, of Toronto, Canada, and to his family for the gift of bringing the song to life through the ears, eyes, and the heart of a seven-year-old.

-Warren Estabrooks
January 2003

Warren Estabrooks

Warren Estabrooks, M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT, is President and CEO of WE Listen International, a global consulting company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He and his consulting team provide professional education, training, and development in Listening and Spoken Language through Auditory-Verbal Therapy for practitioners who work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families around the world. Formerly, Mr. Estabrooks was Director of the Auditory Learning Centre of the Learning to Listen Foundation at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He was a Founding Director of Auditory-Verbal International and a Founding Director of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. He is the honored patron of the Warren Estabrooks Centre of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Soundsteps of Mumbai and London and the Warren Estabrooks Speakers' Series of SoundIntuition, Toronto. He is a Canadian of Distinction, recipient of many professional and humanitarian awards, and he has made numerous significant contributions to the literature.

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