Hearing loss impacts language and communication, a building block for relationships and society. Most teachers and professionals rarely have a young child with hearing loss in their classroom. The “unknown” can be a source of stress for the professionals and the families alike. Understanding the characteristics of this population of students, the diagnostic process, the possible early intervention supports, and practices to use with young children with hearing loss may help teachers and professionals approach students and families with more confidence. This chapter will outline each of the aforementioned with an emphasis on understanding parental perspective.
Borders, C.M., Herman, M., Giese, K. and Tess, A. (2019), "Special Education for Young Learners who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing", Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 34), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 73-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320190000034005
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