This information guide is written by New Horizons Un-Limited. The guide provides information about this disability including Definition, Types, Causes, Characteristics, and Statistics. We envision a world with the inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in our communities, our workplaces and our lives so we also include information on Awareness, Viewpoint, Needs and Solutions, Therapy and Rehabilitation, On-line Discussion Forum, and where to go on the Internet to Learn More about this disability.
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About.com: Deafness offers a growing list of articles on a variety of topics on deafness and hard of hearing including accessibility and assistive technology, colleges, causes of hearing loss, education, employment for the person with a hearing impairment and there is more. Check out this site on current articles.
Better Hearing Institute is an education and advocate organization about hearing loss, treatment, prevention, Tinnitus, which offers aural education, counseling, hearing loss resources, publications, a blog and discussion forum. They offer a guide "Your Guide to Better Hearing" and "Hearing Loss e-Guides." Request the guides on their website. For more information contact them at Better Hearing Institute,1444 I Street, NW, Suite 700,Washington, DC 20005, or Phone - 202.449.1100, or Fax - 202.216.9646 or send E-mail to email@example.com.
This guide by the American Judges and National Court Reporters Foundation introduces model guidelines or suggestions for Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in Court. These guidelines can be modified by any courtroom to meet the communication access needs of people with hearing loss in the courtroom as required by the ADA. These guidelines also explain how a hard-of-hearing or deaf citizen can request the services of a CART provider and the procedures in court.
Dave Krupka: What exactly is Visual Phonics?
This article on Communications Quarterly is written by Judy Montgomery, interviewing Dave Krupka, a retired speech-pathologist. This article describes Visual Phonics, the multisensory strategy that represents all of the sounds of English with a hand-shape cue and a corresponding written symbol, a strategy to represent sound in a visible way and how these cues assist children who are hard-of-hearing and deaf to develop language and reading skills. This strategy should not be confused with the commercially available products and materials on the market under the same name. For parents and caregivers this strategy may be worth investigating for your developing child with hearing impairment or other related disabilities.
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