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 for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is sharing information about a free resource for families interested in using cued speech. Learn more about the Cued Family Program here.
A college student in Ohio is researching how Deaf identity is influenced by contact with culturally Deaf individuals. She has a short survey for young adults (18-25) who have at least one cochlear implant.
RIT/NTID’s American Sign Language and English Interpretation program has achieved national accreditation, making it one of only 16 accredited bachelor’s degree interpreting programs in the country.
See our list of ASL videos of stories about December holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Resolved to improve your ASL skills this year? Take an ASL class, join us for a webinar, or get your kids signed up for our first ASL Story Time event in 2021!
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!