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getting ready for school

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Getting Ready for School

going to schoolEven though your baby is just beginning to grow and develop communication, sometimes you can't help thinking to yourself, "I know it's a long time in the future, but I still wonder about what is going to happen when my baby goes to school. Later on, where will my child go to school? Will my child be able to keep up with other children? How can I get my child ready now for reading, writing, and arithmetic later on? In this section, you can learn about school programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and how you can help prepare your baby for the experience of school without neglecting the other, important, work of early childhood.

Placements Adapted for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Placements Designed for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Flexible Placement for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Programs in Your Community
Assessment of Your Child's Learning
Ways to Track Your Child's Progress
Early Preparation for Later School Experience
Literate Home Environments
Shared Goals for Home and School
Literacy Checklist