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Resources on Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
If you're looking for more information on early hearing detection and intervention, visit:
- National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
- American Society for Deaf Children
- 8 Reasons to say YES to Early Intervention
- Just in Time Resource Guide for Families
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Communication Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
There are multiple online resources for learning about the different communication options such as listening and spoken language, ASL, cued speech, and total communication. Below are a few resources to help you start learning.
Listening and Spoken Language (LSL)
The Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) approach teaches a child spoken language though listening. Along with the use of a hearing device, children can be taught different techniques to help them understand how to listen and talk.
- AG Bell: Listening and Spoken Language
- Gallaudet University Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Listening and Spoken Language
- Hearing First: What is Listening and Spoken Language (LSL)?
American Sign Language (ASL)
American Sign Language is a formal system of visual language that uses movements of the hands and face to convey information. It used by many people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing in the United States.
- National Association of the Deaf: learning American Sign Language
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): American Sign Language
- National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM): Sign It (online curriculum for learning ASL)
Cued speech uses handshapes, placement of hands, and lip reading to visually show the different sounds of spoken language.
- Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School: What is Cued Speech?
- National Cued Speech Association: About Cued Speech
- Raising Deaf Kids: Learning to Use Handshapes that Stand for Sounds
Total Communication is a combination of gestures, spoken language, signed language, and lip reading.