Thanks for the inspiring message and great resources Sara!
My nephew is the sunshine of my life. He just so happens to be deaf, and he and I talk (I learned sign language!) about how it’s one of the many, many qualities that makes him so special. He’s always accepted who he is without question, and he’s such an inspiration to me and everyone he meets.
As an educator, he’s also made me think about my approach to working with students who have unique needs like he does: what can I be doing to ensure these children thrive? When it comes down to it, I think the most important thing we can do no matter what role we play in these special kids’ lives is to make sure they feel included and supported.
On that note, I’ve come across some truly wonderful and inspiring information that offers ideas on how to do this.
Here are the resources Sara shared. Enjoy!
Early Interactions with Children Who are Deaf-Blind
How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities
Sign Language Fun with Games and Puzzles
Reading Together: Tips for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss or Deafness
Socialization and the Child Who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing
5 Tips for Teaching a Deaf Child to Swim