Specialized Family Care Program

SFC staff will be working remotely and available to SFC providers through their work cell phones. If you have an emergency or specific needs please contact your Family Based Care Specialist. The public may continue to make referrals or apply to be a home provider by utilizing this site. All staff contact information can be accessed by Contact Us.

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.