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What's Going On?

This section contains articles of interest that typically reflect time-sensitive events, and/or may have happened in the past, but readers may find them of interest and still relevant.

 

Communication Considerations A to Z™ is a series from Hands & Voices that's designed to help families and the professionals working with them access information and further resources to assist them in raising and educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Link to Communication Considerations
A to Z™

O.U.R - Our Children's
Safety Series

We don't like to think about it, but our kids who are deaf or hard of hearing are at a higher risk for both abuse and neglect. Like any children, they are at risk.   Hands & Voices is working closely with researcher Harold Johnson at Michigan State University to understand the scope of this problem, partner with supporting agencies (who often need to learn more about deafness), and teach ourselves how best to Observe, Understand, and Respond to our children. As a result we have a section of articles addressing this issue. To keep them safe. To keep them free to grow up in the innocence of childhood.

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The "What Parents Need to Know" Series

The "What Parents Need to Know" Series discuss topics that parents often ask about.

Link to the "What Parents Need to Know" Series

Where Hands & Voices stands on the issues: The White Papers

Educational Approaches and Other Interventions for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to the Government Accountability Office for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Committee on Education and Labor.
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Global Coalition of Parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children (GPOD) Position Statement and Recommendations for Family Support in the Development of Newborn Hearing Screening Systems (NHS)/ Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Systems (EHDI) Worldwide.
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View the State of the World Hands & Voice Annual Report (pdf) -

2013 Annual Report - 2mb

DHH Plus

This section contains articles that reflect “Deaf/HH Plus”  and is meant to be a positive term, not in any way negative or insensitive to the child who has medical and/or other issues along with hearing loss. The  “Plus” most often means the child and family has added responsibilities and requires additional expertise in the additional areas identified.

 

Things You Should Know

This section contains articles about current resources or events you should be aware of.

 

Family Perspective

This section of articles covers a variety of topics written from the ‘parent perspective’.  Many of the articles are from the perspective of “One Family’s Journey” but may provide insight to parents in their own unique stories. Because we have so many Family Perspective articles we have them grouped in no particular order into three groups below.

 

 

 

Early Intervention

These articles were written for and about the early intervention period (Birth –Three years of age in the USA) of children who are D/HH.  Some articles are U.S. law specific, while others carry information of a general nature applicable beyond country borders.

 

Deaf People & Perspectives on Deafness

This section of articles covers a variety of topics from the ‘D/HH perspective’.  Many of the articles are from “One Person’s Journey” but may provide insight to parents for their own children.  The value and infusion of the D/HH perspective at H&V is of utmost importance.

 

Education

This section of articles encapsulates considerations in education for children who are D/HH.    The main focus is on WHAT to consider.  The Advocacy section takes a deeper look at HOW to get what a child needs and the Law section provides resources for the legal implications in education.

 

Advocacy

This section of articles encapsulates considerations in education for children who are D/HH. The Advocacy section takes a deeper look at HOW to get what a child needs and the Law section provides resources for the legal implications in education.  The education section generally focuses on WHAT to consider in education.

 

The Law - IDEA & ADA

This section of articles encapsulates considerations in education for children who are D/HH.    The main focus of this section provides resources for the legal implications (mostly U.S)  in education.  The education section focuses on the WHAT to consider in education, and the advocacy section takes a deeper look at HOW to get what a child needs.

Technology

This section of articles explores different technology opportunities, perspectives, and insights.

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