Families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing face many unique challenges: receiving a diagnosis, accepting hearing loss, and making decisions around amplification, communication, language, and educational services.
Because of their experience with and knowledge of their child, parents are a valuable member of the educational team.
This area of the expanded core curriculum includes:
- Understanding Hearing Loss
- Family and Child Interactions
- Communication Strategies
- Resources and Technology
NCHAM is a resource center for all state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs in the United States. NCHAM offers resources for all six areas of family education.
BEGINNINGS is a nonprofit agency offering unbiased information about spoken English, American Sign Language, and all communication options for parents and families.
MDE-LIO's Family Support page provides an overview of DHH supports and resources for families.