Two New Resources Available For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing can turn to two free online resources that launched in February to help their children achieve optimal language outcomes. Hear to Learn, from the Utah State University Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education and the National Center for Hearing ... News in Brief
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Two New Resources Available For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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News in Brief   |   July 01, 2017
Two New Resources Available For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
The ASHA Leader, July 2017, Vol. 22, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.22072017.12
The ASHA Leader, July 2017, Vol. 22, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.22072017.12
Parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing can turn to two free online resources that launched in February to help their children achieve optimal language outcomes.
Hear to Learn, from the Utah State University Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), seeks to advance understanding of spoken language for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The website offers user-friendly materials in English and Spanish for parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals.
Included are downloadable activities that focus on language, literacy, math and music, and video tutorials on hearing loss and hearing device management (additional tutorials are planned on topics related to language learning, academics and family well-being). The website also offers a place where families can share their stories, ask an expert and log on to webinars.
SignIt is an online beginning American Sign Language (ASL) course with 10 units on conversational ASL (vocabulary, sentences, grammar and syntax) and Deaf culture. The self-paced curriculum is estimated to take 25–30 hours to complete.
The curriculum is free to parents of children 0–36 months who are deaf or hard of hearing. Visit the NCHAM website to complete and submit a form.
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