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.
Do you live in Washington, D.C.? Learn how you can get up to $500 reimbursement for your child’s hearing aids!
The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind is accepting applications for President now through June 25, 2020.
Get a new ASL Story video, free memberships, and help with hearing aid management. Learn about a new relay call feature from SVRS, and meet Sign of Hope, our newest ASDC organization member.
Signs for Hope LLC is an ASDC member organization. Learn about their commitment to deaf children around the world who are waiting to be adopted.
Learn about a new feature from Sorensen Video Relay Service called Wavello. It’s a new app that allows you to see the person you are calling and the interpreter at the same time! Great for communicating with hearing friends and family.
Has your child recently been diagnosed with hearing loss and needs hearing aids? Participate in a new University of Utah hearing aid management study. Get details here.
Use our new ASL Stories Directory to find a signed version of children’s books. Links to free videos of ASL retellings of stories for children of all ages.
Watch this video to get lots of useful tips about how to read and sign a story with deaf and hard of hearing children and boost their literacy skills!
Learn how to make a tactile experience book – a fun way to promote literacy for any child, but especially useful for deafblind children.
Updated 3/24/20 As our nation takes steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus, children may worry about how the situation will affect them - and you. Here are some resources from trusted sources, both in English and ASL, to help you get the information you need to...