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.
See articles from the new issue of The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention.
The Maryland Early Hearing and Detection Virtual Conference is free and open to all. Happening Nov 3, 10 and 17, 2021.
If you are a Jewish parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child, read about what the Jewish Deaf Resource Center has to offer you!
This letter to parents from Emma Hunt (NAMI) explores the unique needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and how parents can support their mental health from the beginning.
September is Deaf Awareness Month. Get perspectives from parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.
Gallaudet University’s Brain & Language Center is looking for kids entering 1st grade in/near Washington DC to participate in a study on how children learn.
Gallaudet University’s Camp Discovery is for a virtual summer camp for kids ages 4-12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or have deaf parents.
Do you work with clinical practices, children and families, state stakeholders, and/or other organizations or providers who support children and families who are deaf or hard of hearing? The American Academy of Pediatrics' Early Hearing Detection and Invervention...
ASDC and Hello Monday just launched a free web app that uses machine learning to give you instant feedback on your ASL fingerspelling skills!
In this webinar, you’ll learn how interpret your child’s audiogram, explore treatment options, and work effectively with your child’s audiologist.