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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Resources
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Explaining Coronavirus

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus: ASL & English Resources
Several resources for providing information to students about coronavirus in American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL Video Social Story on Coronavirus
Produced by Erin Fell with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing team at Columbia Regional Program!

Hands & Voices Coronavirus Resources
Provides tools for talking with children about coronavirus, ideas for supporting children at home, and language/literacy tips.

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DHH Accessibility and Online Instruction

National Deaf Center COVID-19 Information
Critical information for ensuring online instruction is accessible to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, captioning

Virtual Education for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Information for school districs and parents on how to ensure online learning is accessible from the Resource Materials and Technology Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH)

Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction: 10 Tips for Educators
Guidance for instructors providing online instruction to students who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Described and Captioned Media Program
Register for free membership and access over 8,000 captioned and described educational videos.

Using Roger™ technology to assist in classroom Speech-to-Text solutions
By connecting a Phonak Roger MyLink into a student’s or classroom computer, students can receive live, automated captions.

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Academic Skill Development

DHH Virual Resources for Teachers and Families
This virtual binder (LiveBinder) includes hundreds of resources

ASL Literacy Activities via Motion Light Lab
Free access to ASL literacy activities via Motion Light Lab

eLearning for Deaf Kids – Educational Videos for DHH Students
Includes videos related to literacy, math, and social studies

Resources for Early Learning
Find quick, easy, and fun activities for you to do with your baby or toddler (math, music, play, reading, etc.)

Purplicious Story in ASL
While everyone knows Pinkalicious’s favorite color is pink, the bullies at her new school don’t agree.

Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online Daily

Literacy – Raz-Kids
Leveled eBooks and eQuizzes for interactive reading practice

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Listening and Spoken Language (Speech, Language, Audition)

Printable Ling-6 Sound Flash Cards
The Ling-6 Sounds represent different speech sounds, low to high frequency. Used to help test hearing and check that the child has access to the full range of sounds to learn language. Also a great tool for monitoring the function of the child’s device

Reading Rockets Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers these age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities

John Tracy Center Listening and Spoken Language
Collection of parent-friendly resources for assessing and building language skills

Central Institute for the Deaf Listening and Spoken Language Resources
Download free resources for developing listing and spoken language skills with your child

Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Loss
A question and answer resource for parents regarding what it means to have a baby with a hearing loss

Advanced Bionics’ Tools for Toddlers and Tools for Schools
Provides support and resources to help your child succeed in their early years and beyond

The Listening Room
Free, fun activities and resources to support the development of speech, language, and listening skills in people of all ages with a hearing loss

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Hearing Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Troubleshooting Videos
Columbia Regional Program produced videos to assist with common issues

Oticon Hearing Aids for Children
Provides information about devices designed specifically for children

Phonak Hearing Aids
Provides information on solutions for children

Making online learning accessible for deaf students
How to use Phonak Roger technology in online learning

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Additional Resources




This is the link that has tons of DHH resources ( all of the ones on the CRP DHH page are specific to DHH). Well worth looking through! Look at the Deaf Ed Specific Resources and Ideas tab specifically.

Here are CRP Zoom Tips for interpreted meetings – this is an informal/in-progress doc with tid-bits of information. We will update it with new-found knowledge.

LOOM Tutorial –  This is where you can have the “Hank Stack” interpreter bubble, a person reading aloud the content etc.

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