Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

picture of infant receiving hearing screeningSetting Language in Motion, a free, web-based resource developed as a collaborative effort between the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children’s Hospital includes seven video modules for parents, caregivers, and early intervention specialists of children with hearing loss.  It is based on the Building Blocks of Intervention webinar series created by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children’s.

The goal of Setting Language in Motion is to foster an understanding of the importance of early language acquisition that supports robust linguistic competence and conceptual development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Early intervention providers, deaf educators, early childhood specialists and allied professionals, parents, and other caregivers will benefit from this resource.

Modules include:

  • Overview
  • Early Identification
  • The Ear and Testing
  • Hearing Aids
  • Language Learning Through Sign
  • Communication and Language in the Home
  • Family Supports

About the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children’s Hospital

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides comprehensive evaluation and consultative services to deaf and hard of hearing children. Program professionals interact closely with the child’s physician, school, and other applicable agencies. The team at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program cares for more than 1,000 children and their families each year. This program is one of the largest and most experienced programs of its kind in the country.

About the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a division of Gallaudet University includes Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES), the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), and associated research, evaluation, training, and dissemination services. The primary purpose of the Clerc Center is to fulfill the national mission of improving the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth through age 21 across the country.

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