Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I work in early intervention as a Deaf Mentor, providing information and resources to families with children who are deaf/hard of hearing. I also teach sign language to families who request that mode of communicationwith their kids. This position is unique in the early intervention field because it provides role models to deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to age three. Deaf Mentors can share their perspectives and experiences of growing up with hearing loss and give parents an understanding of how to access communication in various situations.