ProvidersInformation to help providers working with Deaf children
ASDC believes that medical, audiology, and educational professionals serving deaf children and their families have a responsibility to:
- Be informed about the successes of deaf persons from all walks of life, including those who use American Sign Language, as their primary language and those who do and do not use cochlear implants.
- Recognize the benefits of early language, including sign language, and work to ensure that deaf children’s language development, whether signed, spoken or both, progresses at a rate equivalent to that of their hearing peers.
- Refer parents to a wide range of information sources, including deaf individuals, families with deaf children, schools for the deaf and local, state and national parent and deaf adult organizations.
We need to erase:
- Misconceptions that sign language will harm a deaf child’s language development.
- Misconceptions that supporting visual language means excluding spoken language approaches.
The National Center on Deaf-Blindness has just posted a series of recorded webinars for parents and teachers on instructional strategies for children and youth who are deaf-blind. Check them out here!
President-Elect Biden’s Plan for Full Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities cited recent research on Deaf Education.
Meet ASDC’s newest member school, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf!
Get ready for Thanksgiving with these fun children’s stories in American Sign Language.
Get a clear face mask FREE when you donate $35 or more to ASDC Nov. 13-20, 2020. #GiveASL to a family with a deaf child – and let the world see you smile!
Join us for our first ASDC Story Time! Edna Johnston will sign the new book Can Bears Ski, followed by a lively chat with the author, award-winning Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus. Everyone registered will receive a copy of the book!
How has the pandemic affected deaf children? See how recent changes have impacted learning, socialization, and mental health of deaf kids in this CBS News report.
Get ready for Halloween with these fun children’s stories in American Sign Language.
Are you a parent of a child with a mental health condition, a medical condition, and/or a rare disease? Take this survey on accessing mental health treatment for your child!
The Holley Institute is our newest ASDC member organization. Learn about their programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children in Michigan.