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A Journey Into the Deaf World

Three scholars of Deaf culture offer insights into the U.S. Deaf community among people who use American Sign Language.



All Children Benefit from Sign Language

According to research, all children benefit from sign language. Babies who are deaf or hard of hearing benefit. And so do hearing babies.



ASL Literature for Children

Find videos with ASL literature for children, including songs and rhymes, stories, and poetry in American Sign Language.



Assistive technologies for deaf-blind children

Provides publications, website links, PowerPoint slides, and other resources on assistive technologies for deaf-blind children.



Basic Information on Cochlear Implants

Many websites offer basic information on cochlear implants. Some are for families, others are for deaf adults. Browse these web links.



Basic information on hearing loss

Explains basic information on hearing loss and why some of the ideas you might have about hearing loss may be wrong.



California supports right to language access

In its position statement, the Department of Education of California supports right to language access for deaf and hard of hearing children.



Communication access and an education

First, their parents fought for their communication access and an education. A generation later, a Deaf man and his wife have the same fight.



Deaf children need Deaf adults

The author argues that the most important thing is that Deaf children need Deaf adults as role models and as professionals working with them.



Deaf children need early visual language

The author explains why deaf children need early visual language and recommends using both signed and spoken language.



Deaf student interactions with hearing students

A review of 21 studies found that students experience challenges during deaf student interactions with hearing students.



Deaf Students’ Opinions on Inclusive Education

Deaf students’ opinions on inclusive education in Northern Ireland and Sweden reveal that they are happier when schools use sign language.



Education Options for Deaf Children

Explains for parents in the United States what education options for deaf children are available. Has some relevance for other countries too.



Family-centered education: Two families, two stories

Family-centered education helped two families in New Mexico, USA, support the education of their Deaf children.



Finding deaf characters in children’s literature

These resources can help people with finding deaf characters in children’s literature. The books are for readers aged 8 to 18.



Finding Local Deaf Organizations

Learn advice for finding local Deaf organizations in the country you want by starting at the top with international organizations.



For Parents of Deaf Children

The website, Raising Deaf Kids, is for parents of deaf children. Learn how to communicate with your child and how they will grow.



Good Education through Sign Language

This 5-minute video from Human Rights Watch explains that educators for Deaf students can achieve a good education through sign language.



Guidance for Policy Makers on Disability-Inclusive ICT in Education

This manual provides guidance for policy makers on developing policy that will help ensure disability-inclusive ICT in education.



Guides on Classroom Interpreting for Deaf Students

Six guides on classroom interpreting for deaf students can guide interpreters, administrators, and others in helping them access language.



Hearing aids are not perfect

Explains why hearing aids are not perfect. They help some people some of the time, but hearing aids also are limited.



How one library provides services to people with disabilities

Explains how one library in the United States provides services to people with disabilities with examples of technology that can help.



How pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies

When a child is born deaf, decisions can be overwhelming. The authors give guidance on how pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies.



Important for deaf children to learn sign language

Watch teachers and parents explain why they believe it is important for deaf children to learn sign language. Vea a los maestros y padres explicar por qué creen que es importante que los niños sordos aprendan el lenguaje de señas.



Including Deaf Children in Early Childhood Education

Review the research on including Deaf children in early childhood education programs and the recommendations for program administrators.



Information on Deafness for Parents

Provides information on deafness for parents, including how to raise Deaf children who are young, or school aged, or almost adults.



Learning sign language early improves language skills

Research on Deaf children says that learning sign language early improves language skills and literacy. This summarizes 20 years of research.



Library of Resources for Deaf-Blind Children

This digital library of resources for deaf-blind children provides an extensive collection helpful for teachers, parents, and others.



Opinion on Inclusive Education

Several authors in the 1990s wrote a series of opinion pieces that oppose placing all Deaf students in an “inclusive education” environment.



Organization for bilingual early childhood education

This organization is for professionals who develop, manage, and coordinate bilingual early childhood programs using ASL and English.



Resources on Assistive Technology

This listing of resources on assistive technology for children with disabilities is a good starting point for finding many materials.



Showcase: GNAD

Sarah visited Ghana last year & worked with GNAD Youth. Watch the video to learn more!



Sign Language for Everyone

In Kenya, sign language is no longer just for Deaf children. They are trying sign language for everyone in 470 schools across the country.



Sign language in an early childhood education program

Watch teachers using sign language in an early childhood education program with young deaf and hard of hearing children. Observe a los maestros que usan lenguaje de señas en un programa de educación infantil con niños pequeños sordos



Social Skill Development for Deaf Children in Mainstream School

The author of this article says a Deaf child in a mainstream school has more difficulty with social skill development and self confidence.



Teaching Sign Language to Deaf Children and Families in Vietnam

Children with any disability are often out of school. But one project is teaching sign language to Deaf children and families in Vietnam.



Technology and communication options for deaf people

Learn about different kinds of technology and communication options for deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages.



Vietnamese Deaf Children Learn through Sign Language

This article describes a project in which Vietnamese Deaf children learn through sign language. Parents and teachers learn sign language.



Watch children aged 3 to 5 use American Sign Language

Watch children aged 3 to 5 use American Sign Language with adults at home and with other Deaf children in preschool.



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.



Why policies should promote sign language for Deaf children

The authors of this article argue that policies should promote sign language for all Deaf children, with or without cochlear implants.