Deafness and Hearing Loss

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 3 (FS3) June 2010 Links updated, July 2013 Approximately 8 pages when printed.PDF versionEn español | In SpanishIn This Publication:Caroline's storyAbout hearing loss in childrenTypes of hearing lossSigns of hearing lossCausesIs there help available?Definition in IDEAEducational implicationsUsing the relay serviceResources ___________________________________________________________Caroline's StoryCaroline is six years … [Read more...]

Tips on communicating with a non-verbal child

This brief article is written by the mother of a young boy with autism spectrum disorder who is essentially non-verbal.  … [Read more...]

Early intervention for children with complex communication needs

This website provides guidelines for early intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and multiple disabilities. You'll find (1) step-by-step guidelines for early intervention to build language and communication skills, and (2) photographs and videotaped examples of intervention with young children with special needs. (posted March 4, 2013)  … [Read more...]

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