Parents and Families
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This page is for parents and families. Find information that will help with the raising and educating of your Deaf child. Visit this page often for new and updated information.
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A new academic article published in the June issue of Language argues for the necessity of teaching deaf children a sign language in their early years, even if they receive cochlear implants or other hearing aids.
Learn how fatigue affects deaf children.
Looking for a fun research opportunity for your children, this is it!
This article provides a brief overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Have you ever wondered how your child’s classroom environment affects the ability to be a part of classroom discussions? This article discusses how to make mainstream classrooms deaf friendly.
An overview of the 4 key components to a quality language program for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Every child with a disability is entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), read this article to be sure your child is receiving one.
The Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a legal document mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This article explains about the IFSP.
As parents we have to wear yet another “hat”—the hat of special education advocate. But where do we start?