Language Resources

In addition to items on our website, here is a list of other resources which may be useful for learning more about language development.

Parent Take-aways:


Eight different Parent Take-aways, tip sheets created for parents and caretakers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, have been developed which briefly describe the developmental process of infants and toddlers post-identified hearing condition for cognitive, social, emotional, language (semantics, syntax-morphology, pragmatics, phonology –auditory and visual), pre-literacy and literacy development. The following tip sheets provide suggestions for parents and caretakers, for fun, everyday activities to enhance different aspects of your baby’s language development. Hang these up on your refrigerator and pick an activity or two to include in your baby’s daily routine or when you are out and about exploring the world.

Take-away TipsheetsLanguage Development (links to pdf's below)

Social Emotional Development
Visual Language Development
Cognitive Development
Early Literacy Development

Web Sites

Giving Every Child the Gift of Words:  Vocabulary of Children with Hearing Loss .../feature-vocabulary-hearingloss.html

Five Language Activities for Children with Hearing Loss at any Age with any Language Level

Elements of a Language-Rich Home Environment .../V8-4_Langrich.htm

Hear to Learn

The Hear to Learn website was developed to house the resources of the Utah State University Listening and Spoken Language program, Sound Beginnings, as well as bring people together and foster a community of learning. Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series on a variety of topics related to the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss for parents and professionals.

Visit their site at


Info to Go. This site is designed to share information and provide resources with professionals and families on a variety of topics related to children and young people under 21 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Visit their web site at clerc-center/info-to-go.html

Zero to Three: Language and Communication-website early-learning/language-and-communication

Gallaudet Visual Language Visual Learning and (VL2) Parent Toolkit
Language Learning Through the Eye and Ear Part 1 &2 (webcasts) learning-opportunities/webcasts/ language-learning-through-the-eye-and-ear-webcast.html
Setting Language in Motion: 7 modules sharing critical information for promoting early language acquisition for young children who are D/HH. Captioned, ASL and Spanish versions. our-resources/for-families.html

Joint Parent-Child App Play Can Strengthen Language Development

Join the Hearing First Family Support Community for Listening Spoken Language (LSL0 resources, news, blogs and forums.  (There is also a community for professionals to join.) An example of a blog post to check out:

Maine’s Collaborative Intervention Model:  You Can do it too! karen-hopkins-presetion.html
Language/Communication and Social/Emotional Milestones in an easy to read checklist for 2,4,6,9,12 month olds and from 2-5 year olds pdf/checklists/all_checklists.pdf
The Hearing First website is a multimedia digital experience and connection point designed to link families who have chosen listening and spoken language (LSL) for their children with hearing loss, and the professionals who work with them, with the resources, information, tools, community and learning experiences they need to ensure the children in their lives succeed.