Resource Toolbox

Many resources have been developed since the inception of the FL3. On this page you can find all of the materials arranged by topical area. For more in-depth information on each of the topics please explore each subject’s section.  Be sure to check out the webinar/trainings page for additional learning opportunities. If you have any questions or comments about these resources, please contact us at fl3@handsandvoices.org  

D/HH Involvement

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Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining D/HH Mentor / Guide / Role Model Programs

These guidelines are intended to offer suggestions for EHDI systems and Family-Based Organizations  as recommended practices in provision of D/HH mentor/guide/role model support to families/children.

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Tips for Meaningful Participation by Parents and Adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Serving in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Systems

This guidance includes tips for EHDI System Leaders to consider when recruiting, onboarding, and facilitating learning communities and advisory boards that include parents/caregivers and adults who are D/HH.

 
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A Community of Support: Connecting Families of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH) with Individuals who are D/HH

This guide is intended to offer suggestions for EHDI systems and Family-Based Organizations to share information about the positive aspects of connecting families with deaf and hard of hearing adults and community members. It describes several ways systems can provide and facilitate these connections.

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Creating Cohesive Deaf and Hard of Hearing Leadership in EHDI Systems and Beyond (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

This presentation includes information about characteristics of effective D/HH leaders and practices and services that support integration of D/HH Leaders in EHDI Systems.

Language/Literacy/Social and Emotional Development

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Developmental Milestones

A Guide to understanding and using developmental milestone checklists written by the FL3 Scientific Language and Literacy Advisory Board of 2017-2020.

Parent Tip Sheets - Cognitive Development

Practical tips for parents to promote their child’s thinking, exploration, and problem solving.

Parent Tip Sheets - Early Literacy Development

Long before a child is taught to read, he or she will start developing the skills necessary to read. These tips will assist parents in promoting early literacy development for their child.

Parent Tip Sheets - Language Development – Phonology

Babies learn language through interpreting the sounds/handshapes around them. These tips will assist parents in promoting language development through play.

Parent Tip Sheets - Language Development - Child Pragmatics

Practical tips for parents to promote their child’s ability to state their needs, give commands and express their feelings.

Parent Tip Sheets - Language Development – Semantics

Vocabulary is important for a child’s language development and will be the basis for future language growth. These tips provide parents with a variety of ways to support their child’s vocabulary development.

Parent Tip Sheets - Language Development - Syntax and Morphology

Practical tips for parents to support their child’s ability to put words together and use correct plural forms and verb tenses.

Parent Tip Sheets - Social Emotional Development

A child’s emotional development lays the foundation for relationships with others. This tip sheet includes ways in which parents can interact with their child to promote social-emotional well-being.

Parent Tip Sheets - Visual Language Development

Language development and communication can be supported using other senses such as visual and tactile input. This tip sheet provides parents with ways in which visual language can be used to communicate.

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Fostering Joy: A Project about Appreciating the Everyday, Magical Moments of Parenting Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

This presentation includes information about the history and purpose of the Hands & Voices Fostering Joy Project.

Bridge to Preschool: EHDI Foundations Leading to Success (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

This presentation includes information about considerations of the EHDI System’s role in transition from Early Intervention (Part C)  to school services (Part B) and the need for seamless transition for families.

Family-to-Family Support

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Guidelines for Establishing and Maintaining Family-to-Family Support Programs for Families who Have Children who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing (D/HH)

The Guidelines are designed as a resource for those interested in the implementation of high quality, sustainable parent-to-parent support unique for parents who have children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH)

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Checklist: Program Implementation of Unbiased Support for Families with D/HH Children

This checklist can be used as a tool to conduct a review of a family support program’s implementation of unbiased support to families in order to develop a plan to address areas of need / improvement.

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Parent Event Guide For Families with Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Providing occasions where families can engage with other parents/caregivers to exchange experiences while learning information helpful to their child’s development can be affirming and empowering. This guide provides comprehensive considerations for family event planning.

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Intro to Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

A presentation that includes information about the foundational values, goals, training content, and implementation of the Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side Program.

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Using the FL3 Needs Assessment to Inform EHDI Program Improvement (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

This presentation summarizes the FL3 2018 Needs Assessment findings and identified gaps found in the supports and resources provided to families.

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Listening to the Parent Voice: Findings from a National Needs Assessment (Presentation at 2018 Annual EHDI Meeting)

This presentation uses findings from the FL3 2018 Needs Assessment to highlight types of supports families wished they had when their child was diagnosed and what the optimal timing would be to receive those supports.

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Uniquely Delivering Family-to-Family Support Within EHDI Systems and Beyond (Presentation at 2018 Annual EHDI Meeting)

A presentation from an interactive workshop that explored the breadth and depth of the types of supports that families can benefit from and defined the quality of supports they should experience.

Family Leadership

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Hands & Voices Leadership to Leadership Program (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

This presentation shares the domains, components, and design of the Hands & Voices Leadership to Leadership (L2L) Program.

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The Accidental Leader (Presentation at 2019 Annual EHDI Meeting)

A presentation about the concept of ordinary people embracing the aspects of leadership in their everyday lives and work they do.

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Tips for Meaningful Participation by Parents and Adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Serving in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Systems

Guidance that includes tips for EHDI System leaders to consider when recruiting, onboarding, and facilitating learning communities and advisory boards that include parents/caregivers and adults who are D/HH.

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Quiet Leadership: It’s Not an Oxymoron (Presentation at 2019 H&V Leadership Conference)

This presentation explores the characteristics of introverts, strategies to actively engage introverts in group settings,  and benefits of having introverts on leadership teams.

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Reservations for Change: Parents at the Policy Table (Presentation at 2018 H&V Leadership Conference)

A presentation that includes reinforcements for parent engagement and methods and tools used by parent leaders from three different states that led to systems change.