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Online Parent Resources for Auditory Development, Sign Language, and Spoken Language Communication:

Auditory Development:

1. Hearing First

Resource: www.hearingfirst.org

Description: this website has a variety of resources for parents about building listening and spoken language skills in kid who have hearing loss.

2. AG Bell

Resource: www.agbell.org/Families

Description: tools for parents to help their child develop listening and language skills, along with information about hearing aids and cochlear implants.

3. John Tracy Clinic

Resource: https://www.jtc.org/ideas-advice/

Description: Choose from multiple materials designed to guide parents’ knowledge and skills in childhood hearing loss, listening, language and speech.

*Available in English and Spanish

4. Tools for Schools-Advanced Bionics

Resource: https://advancedbionics.com/sg/en/home/support/tools-for-schools.html

Description: a website of resources designed for cochlear implant users, along with hearing aid users, to help achieve success in the classroom. Many of these resources can also be applied to home use.

5. The Listening Room

Resource: https://thelisteningroom.com/en/dashboard

Description: an online resource filled with a variety of free activities designed to target listening and language. 

*Available in English and Spanish

6. Med-El

Resource: https://blog.medel.com/humor-hearing-rehabilitation-cochlear-implants/?utm_source=salesforce&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blogInt-update200401

Description: fun and easy activities for developing your child’s sense of humor though listening and language.  

 

Sign Language:

1. Gallaudet University

Resource: www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect/asl-for-free

Description: FREE online ASL sign language classes

2. National Association of the Deaf

Resource: https://www.nad.org/resources/american-sign-language/learning-american-sign-language/

Description: a website with a variety of resources for parents of Deaf children, including links to ASL other website and apps that supports sign language development.

3. Sign Language 101

Resource: http://www.signlanguage101.com/

Description: free videos that teach basic ASL, broken down into categories/groups of words such as everyday signs, around the house, food, animals, etc…

4. Kid Courses

Resource: https://kidcourses.com/sign-language-asl/

Description: an online website designed to teach children, and beginning learners, ASL. There are a variety of videos, activities, and printables.

5. HandSpeak

Resource: https://www.handspeak.com/

Description: an ASL dictionary website that also has resources, vocabulary sections, specific lessons, and many other topics available.

6. Start ASL

Resource: https://www.startasl.com/subscribe

Description: free ASL video courses broken up into different units that focus on a wide variety of vocabulary. 

 

Spoken Language:

1. Teach Me to Talk Podcast

Resource: https://teachmetotalk.com/category/podcast/

Description: a podcast series that focuses on speech and language development, along with a wide variety of other related topics. This can be accessed from the website, or through your podcast app.

2.  Peachie Speechie

Resource: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC13M4ASYG2k6kNjA5zyR1QQ

Description: a series of YouTube videos that focus on individual letter sounds.

3. Reading Rockets

Resource: https://www.readingrockets.org/

Description: website that focus on developing language through reading. This website has a TON of different articles, blogs, and resources for parents.

4. Planned Language Approach

Resource: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/big5-strategies-parents-families-oral-language-eng.pdf

Description: a link to a PDF that is all about how to parents and families can support spoken language and vocabulary development

5. Zero to Three

Resource: https://www.zerotothree.org/espanol/language-and-communication

Description: website dedicated to development for children birth to three years old. This link is to the section on language development, it has many different articles, resources, and activities that parents can do with kids to help improve and understand language development.

6. Child Development Institute

Resource: https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/child-development/language_development/#gs.3erpal

Description: this site provides of an overview of the different areas of language development, and gives strategies for parents to use to increase language.