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Parenting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Resources for families of deaf and hard of hearing children, including adoption, parenting, deaf kids, and summer camps.
  1. Adopting Deaf Children (3)
  2. Books for Kids and Parents (3)
  3. Growing Up Deaf Serial (21)
  4. Hearing Kids (6)
  5. New to Deafness (11)

What Does Deaf Speech Sound Like?
About deaf speech and what it sounds like, plus the impact of speech intelligibility on deaf children.

Parenting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Parenting deaf and hard of hearing children is something that I have personal experience with. About.com has covered various aspects of the challenge of parenting deaf and hard of hearing children.

Parenting Hard of Hearing Children
Feature article on parenting hard of hearing children.

Parents React to Learning Their Child is Deaf
Parents share their reactions at learning that their child has a hearing loss.

Bullying of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Teens
Sometimes deaf and hard of hearing children experience being bullied by peers. How can parents help their deaf and hard of hearing children to cope with being bullied? What has the experience of being bullied been like for now grown deaf and hard of hearing people? See submissions

American Society for Deaf Children
A parents' organization in the United States for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.

Hands & Voices
Profile of Hands & Voices, a national organization for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, professionals, and deaf and hard of hearing people themselves.

Daycare for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Solutions to the problem of finding appropriate daycare for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Deaf Daughter, Hearing Father
Guide review of book Deaf Daughter, Hearing Father by Richard Medugno

How to Help Frustrated Deaf Children
Deaf and hard-of-hearing children who can not understand family members or communicate with them can become very frustrated and act out.

Social Immaturity in Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
One of the challenges of parenting a deaf or hard of hearing child is dealing with social immaturity.

Summer Camps
Need a summer camp program for your deaf or hard of hearing child/teen?

How to Get a Deaf/HOH Child to Wear Hearing Aids
Parents often have frustrations getting deaf and hard of hearing young children to wear their hearing aids. Ideas and suggestions.

Recipe for a Happy, Successful Deaf Child
Suggested "ingredients" for "producing" a happy, successful deaf/hoh child.

Deaf Speech - Do You Have Deaf Speech?
About.com readers share whether they have been told that they have "deaf speech" and their reactions to that.

Just for Kids
What is out there for deaf and hard of hearing (and hearing kids in deaf families) kids?

Switched at Birth - Deaf and Hearing Families Together
Switched at Birth is an ABC Family drama that stars a deaf teenage girl (Katie LeClerc) who was exchanged for another girl (Vanessa Marano) when both girls were born in the same hospital. Learn about the many aspects of deaf life touched on in the show.

Growing Up a Child of Deaf Parents
What is it like to grow up as the hearing child of deaf parents? Here is one adult's experience.

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