Infants and Toddlers Who Are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing With a Developmental Delay or Are At Risk for Developmental Delays

Rebecca L.W. Jackson, Sarah B. Ammerman, Blane A. Trautwein

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Abstract

The low incidence of d/Deaf or hard of hearing-developmental delay (d/Dhh-DD) may also result in service providers having few opportunities for collaboration with colleagues focusing on similar caseloads. This chapter discusses the population of children who are d/Dhh-DD as well as issues related to infants and toddlers who are d/Dhh and at risk for DDs. Identifying specific characteristics of disabilities in young children can be difficult, and this challenge may be greater in infants and toddlers who are d/Dhh. The chapter explores the five domains (communication, physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and adaptive) in which DDs may occur, as well as recommended practices for assessing infants and toddlers who are d/Dhh-DD or at risk for DDs. Families of infants and toddlers who are d/Dhh-DD should be involved in the process of forming the transdisciplinary team and should be given the option of including individuals who are d/Dhh if they are not already a part of the team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeaf and Hard of Hearing Learners with Disabilities
Subtitle of host publicationFoundations, Strategies, and Resources
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages25-62
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9781000529678
ISBN (Print)9781032171623
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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