A NEW webcast offered by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center!
After years in pediatric audiology and working with families, two experts share the areas for consideration by families related to early accessible language for deaf and hard of hearing babies.
This 30-minute video presents information for families interested in learning more about supporting their deaf or hard of hearing child's language and communication development as early as possible.
It addresses the following three areas:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBCAST LINK
MORE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www3.gallaudet.edu/Documents/Clerc/webcasts/ResourcesforFamilies.pdf
Click on images below to watch the recorded live panels! All Webcast can be accessed with American Sign Language, spoken English & captions.
Maximizing Language Acquisition in ASL and Spoken English
This 14-minute video, condensed for families from a Clerc Center professional training webcast, expands on important ingredients essential to language learning. It focuses on the importance of language being accessible and abundant in a child's life, and a child being able to interact with a language for learning and social interaction. It also highlights common misconceptions that sometimes mistakenly drive language and communication practices in early intervention programs.
Language Learning Through the Eye and Ear
This 13-minute video, condensed for families from a Clerc Center professional training webcast, addresses language acquisition from a linguistic perspective. It shares important information about the language acquisition process and "take home messages" related to how babies seek language patterns, whether signed or spoken.
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center offers onsite and online training and technical assistance to families, educators, and other professionals working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. VISIT: https://www3.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center/learning-opportunities.html