Specialized Family Care Program

Deafness and Hard of Hearing: Tips for Communicating

  • Category: Health Issue
  • Materials: Articles, Tips for Communicating; "Raising Deaf Kids" from raisingdeafkids.org; "Common Myths/Statements" from National Association of the Deaf; "Do's and Don'ts When Communicating with Deaf & Hard of Hearing People" by Donna Williams
  • Goal: Provider knows etiquette and techniques for communicating with a deaf or hard of hearing person
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: August 2011
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, SFC Program, DHHR/Potomac Center Liaison

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider knows how to facilitate communication with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing
  2. Provider knows myths which are heard by deaf & hard of hearing people
  3. Provider proper etiquette when communicating with a deaf or hard of hearing person

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider

* The test is packaged with the Course Materials, however you can take the test online by clicking the link above. Test answers are then submitted electronically to a Family Based Care Specialist for review.