Crossroads has pulled together information on a variety of topics related to deafness.
For individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, assistive technology can provide access to communication and to the environment.
The information in this section is provided and written to answer questions related to the general topic of "Communication."
Texas has a variety of educational services and programs for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.
This section addresses information about hearing loss, including characteristics of hearing loss, assessment, implications, and assistive technology.
Interpreting is the facilitation of communication by a skilled professional between hearing persons and deaf and hard of hearing persons. This topic includes information about becoming an interpreter, maintaining certification, and using an interpreter.
There are many organizations that focus on hearing loss. These lists include information about and contact information for organizations and agencies that may be of interest to students, families, and professionals.
This section of the website is focused on assisting you with locating information on Federal and State requirements for special and general education services for children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing, from birth to 21 years of age.
Students who are deaf and have additional needs often require specialized services that are outside the typical training received by deaf ed teachers or special ed teachers. This section provides resources for staff working with this unique group of students.
We are building this section to provide resources addressing mental health issues for deaf and hard of hearing youth.