Literacy Resources

In addition to items on our website, here is a list of other resources which may be useful for learning more about literacy 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 ost-identified hearing condition for cognitive, social, emotional, language (semantics, syntax-morphology, pragmatics, phonology –auditory and visual), pre-literacy and literacy development. The following tip sheet provides suggestions for parents and caretakers, for fun, everyday activities to enhance different aspects of your baby’s pre-literacy development. Hang this 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.

Download the Parent Take-aways - Tip sheet

Early Literacy Development

Literacy Websites

Foundations for Literacy is an evidence-based intervention designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Center on Literacy and Deafness website.   

Literacy for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

More Than ABCs: Building the Critical Thinking Skills Your Child Needs for Literacy Success

Reading Together: Tips for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss or Deafness-article

Parents who read to their children nurture more than literary skills - An article published by AAP News & Journals.

Reading Aloud: The Road to Literacy - A section of the Hearing First web site.