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Decision Guide to Communication Choices

February 16th, 2016

Decision Guide to Communication Choices - page 1 of booklet

A step-by-step approach to identifying communication options available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a number of resources for parents and professionals to improve care for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH).  Among the resources available is a Decision Guide to Communication Choices which leads parents through the difficult process of identifying the communication choice, or choices, that might be best for their child and family.

This resource takes parents through a step-by-step approach to identifying the various communication options available, and ensuring they not only have the necessary information about each option, but also the support they need to make an appropriate decision.  This resource can also be available for pediatric clinicians to use in their practice to ensure that parents of children who are D/HH have tools necessary to assist them in making an informed decision.