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What School is Best for Your Child?

What school is best for your child?  There are different kinds of schools where Deaf and hard of hearing children can go.
The logo for the organization Raising Deaf Kids shows an abstract line drawing of two adults with two small children and an infant nestled in between them. Below the name of the organization is the motto "A world of information about children with hearing loss."

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School Choices: Finding the School that Suits Your Child Best, by Raising Deaf Kids

What school is best for your child?

There are different kinds of schools where Deaf and hard of hearing children can go. The right answer for your child might not be the right answer for another Deaf or hard of hearing child. The website, “Raising Deaf Kids”, explains the different kind of schools to consider. There are Deaf schools, that mostly or only teach Deaf and hard of hearing children. Or, mainstream school means placing your child in the same school where local hearing children go. Or, home schooling means teaching them at home.

The Raising Deaf Kids website provides web links to schools in the United States. For other countries, you may want to try asking a local organization of Deaf people if they know of schools in your country. See if the World Federation of the Deaf has a member organization in your country. If your country has a national association of the Deaf, they might know about local Deaf organizations or schools in your part of the country.  If your country does not have a member organization in the World Federation of the Deaf, then you can try to communicate with the WFD Regional Secretariat for your region. Or, you can try to communicate with the Deaf organization in a neighboring country.

Both the Raising Deaf Kids website and the World Federation of the Deaf website are partly accessible for people using screen reading software. However, neither uses alternative text to describe images for people who cannot see them.

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