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A Family Guide to Work Preparation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students

This publication addresses: How can your child prepare for life after high school? and provides three important steps to support your high school-age child's preparation for adult life.

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A First Language: Whose Choice Is It?

This paper looks at some of the challenging issues that affect decisions about providing early, accessible language input for a deaf or hard of hearing child.

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A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness /Un estudio sobre las decisiones que toman las familias hispanas después de un diagnostico de sordera

This paper, which is published as one book containing both an English and a Spanish version, is the result of a study that examined the decision-making process for Hispanic families living in the United States who have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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Becoming Bilingual: Facilitating English Literacy Development Using ASL in Preschool

The paper cites research supporting a bilingual approach using ASL and written English in preschool and provides many examples of bilingual practices and strategies that promote English literacy.

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Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Putting It All Together

A compilation of the issues, ideas, and strategies that emerged from the Cochlear Implant Education Center's conference in 2002.

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Community Building: A Positive Approach to Discipline in Schools

This paper addresses the changing needs in school discipline and describes issues that need to be addressed to create effective discipline for students.

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Family-School Relationships: Concepts and Premises

This paper discusses how families and schools can work together so both are better able to care for and foster learning in children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Planning for Literacy: Guidelines for Instruction

This paper evaluates the benefits and potential drawbacks of current approaches to improving deaf children's literacy, provides a developmental approach to assessment and instruction, and outlines a balanced, structured program to teach literacy skills and strategies.

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Sign language Use for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Babies: The Evidence Supports It

The Clerc Center collaborated with the American Society for Deaf Children to provide Spanish and Mandarin translations to their publication, Sign Language use for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Babies: The Evidence Supports It. What was previously only online is now available as a colorful brochure ready to share with families in three languages.

The intent of this paper is to provide information and research that will facilitate families (and the professionals who assist them) in making the best choice possible for each individual child based on the families' own goals and values, and on the circumstances of each child.

25 copies are free without postage. For orders over 25 copies up to 100, a shipping fee is required. Call or email for details.

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Speechreading in Context: A Guide for Practice in Everyday Settings

A guide to speechreading activities for the classroom or the community. This guide also illustrates how to help students develop strategies to repair communication breakdowns.

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Student Life in the New Millennium: Empowering Education

This paper outlines a proposal for a structured approach in which classroom teachers and Student Life personnel work together to ensure students have the necessary qualities, skills, and preparation they need to succeed in the workplace upon graduation.
 

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Transition Planning and Programming: Empowerment Through Partnership

This paper addresses transition planning and programming for deaf and hard of hearing youth as a broad and longitudinal process that begins at an early age.

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Transition Skills Guidelines

A set of guidelines that identifies key knowledge and skills that deaf and hard of hearing students need to transition successfully from kindergarten through Grade 12 and beyond.
 

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Vocational Rehabilitation Services FAQ

This publication for parents of students seeking Vocational Rehabilitation services addresses aspects of vocational rehabilitation, including eligibility requirements, application process, career planning, services provided, financial obligation, and appeal process.

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We are Equal Partners: Recommended Practices for Involving Families in Their Child's Educational Program

This paper describes practices used by programs selected for a National Forum on Family Involvement held at Gallaudet University. The programs provide families with the skills and strategies they need to enable their deaf or hard of hearing child to be a full participant in the family.

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Where Does Speech Fit In? Spoken English in a Bilingual Context

This paper addresses issues related to developing the spoken English of deaf and hard of hearing children.

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