Last Modified: 06/01/2015
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Adult Involvement Learning Community
NCHAM recognizes the value of connecting families and their deaf or hard of hearing child with deaf or hard of hearing individuals. Such individuals are typically adults who interact with the family and provide various types of assistance through one-on-one interaction. A variety of terms are used to describe such individuals:
- "deaf mentors"
- deaf "guides"
- "role models" and
What is D/HH Adult Involvement? NCHAM uses "D/HH Adult Involvement" because:
- It captures a broad range of service delivery models.
- It is inclusive of supports offered to children who are hard of hearing as well as deaf.
- Deaf/HH adult involvement can use a variety of communication modalities and a variety of assistive devices.