Learning from Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adults
Resources to inform the Parent Journey
What will my child’s future look like?
I’ve never met any adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. Where do I go?
Who will my child’s friends be?
How do I help my child feel strong and confident?
What is it like to grow up deaf or hard of hearing?
These are some of the questions we have encountered from parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing children early in the journey. You likely have many more questions to ask. Knowing the tremendous value in learning from adults who are deaf and hearing, families can explore these links with a wealth of diverse perspectives through stories, articles, websites and research on this page.
Perspectives from Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adults:
Maximizing Your Child’s Visual Access
Babies with typical hearing can hear their parents/ caregivers and daily life at home or in the community, even without trying or not directly looking at the speaker. Children who are Deaf/ Hard of Hearing (D/HH) may not have the same access to language and information through sound and benefit from an abundance of visual information. This handy worksheet has some helpful tips and resources for parents from the perspectives of D/HH adults. [ Download Here ]
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