Building Our Support Team
parents with a newly identified deaf or hard of hearing
child have had little or no exposure to children or adults
with hearing loss. In fact, just ten percent of parents
with a deaf child are deaf themselves.
most parents with a deaf child or hard of hearing child
do not have adequate information about hearing loss. Parents
and family members should expect to receive support from
their infant/family specialist from the time their baby
is diagnosed with a hearing loss.
it is also essential that parents build their own support
system. Additional support is found with family, friends,
others with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and
experts within the school system and community. Your child's
infant/family specialist and other professionals can help
to identify additional sources of support.
up Family Support
Setting up School Support
Setting up Community Support