Special Education

Institute Launches Web Clearinghouse for Parents of Deaf Children

By Christina A. Samuels — June 01, 2009 1 min read
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The Center for Education Research Partnerships at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, has launched a website intended as a source of unbiased information for parents, teachers, and other professionals who work with deaf children.

About 90 percent of deaf children have hearing parents, “so many times those parents feel overwhelmed and at a loss to find resources to answer questions they may have,” said a press release from the center.

I like that the information is presented in a Q&A format and covers a lot of ground, from acceptance of cochlear implants in the deaf community, to issues of social development. But the site will be even better when there are more questions archived there. The people answering the questions are experts in this field, so readers who are interested in this topic should definitely take advantage of this resource.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.