Language & Family Communication

For Parents of Newly Identified Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children:

Family practicing ASL

Getting Started

If you are reading this, you probably recently have found out your child is deaf or hard of hearing.  The news may have come as a shock – maybe you never met a deaf person before.  Alternatively, maybe it came as a relief – perhaps noticed your child wasn’t responding to your voice but were not sure why.  In any case, you are looking for answers and support.  Here are several tips to consider as you gather information and make decisions for your child and family.