Approaches to Communication for Deaf Children - My Little Ears

When looking at developing communication for deaf children, the approaches can generally fall into two categories: auditory-oral or signed approaches. Choosing an approach towards teaching your child to be an effective communicator can be confusing, so these pages aim to outline some of the options that are available to children with hearing loss.

Some approaches focus on helping to build skills that will help deaf children embrace their deafness and integrate with the deaf community, whilst others centre around effectively ‘managing’ deafness, building communication skills that will help deaf children to interact with both hearing and deaf children.

The early years are so important for children (hearing impaired on not) when it comes to communication, so if you’re looking into approaches towards developing speech, language and communication skills, you should know all of the facts and options available to you before deciding…