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The term “deaf plus” is frequently used to describe a DHH child with one or more additional disabilities. 30%-40% of the DHH community falls in that category.
The following information on serving children who are Deaf Plus was written by Andrea Mills Blackwood and Lynne Price as part of the 2014-2015 Teacher Tools membership year:
Gallaudet Research Institute (December 2005). Regional and National Summary Report of Data from the 2004 – 2005 Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet Research Institute, Gallaudet University.
- Gallaudet Deaf Plus
- Delaware Family Voices, wonderful resource on issues with Insurance, Medicare/Medicaid
- Syndromes Often Resulting in Combined Hearing Loss and Vision Loss
- Minerva Deaf Research Lab – Tutorials: Supporting Deaf Plus Learners
- Deaf Students with Disabilities Network (The Clerc Center) a free interactive website that provides families and professionals with resources related to students who are deaf/hard of hearing who have any of the 13 disabilities identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Resources can be accessed by signing up to this free network.
- Cerebral Palsy and Children with Vision and Hearing Loss There are a number of resources for children who have both hearing and vision loss. Much of this information can be applicable to children with hearing loss and other significant disability conditions: Paths to Literacy Early Literacy Early Literacy webcast Classroom Resources Introduction to a Calendar System
- When Deaf People Have Autism
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