ERIC Number: ED484700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children With Hearing Loss
US Department of Education
This resource sheet is for parents who have recently found out that their child has a hearing loss. The early years are a critical time for learning language. This document discusses the importance of early intervention, which means getting started as early as possible to address the individual needs of a child with disabilities. Early intervention is a system of services established by the states through grants from the federal government to help eligible children from birth until their third birthday. The following topics are discussed in this document: (1) First Reactions; (2) Breaking the Sound Barrier; (3) Groups Specializing in Hearing Loss and Deafness; and (4) Exploring Communication Options. This document also contains a list of organizations and web sites that contain information on hearing loss and deafness.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Hearing (Physiology), Assistive Technology, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention, Deafness, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.