Wouldn’t it be great if children came with an “owner’s manual?”
Parenting is a verb! It takes hard work and a lot of effort. When there is an extra layer, such as hearing loss, even knowing where to start is often difficult. Beginnings SC provides expert guidance and education for parents of deaf or hard of hearing children or parents who are deaf or hard of hearing. Beginnings SC is here in South Carolina to be your guide; from learning about your child’s hearing loss, to what educational options are available, to how to locate resources in your county. Get in touch with us and start your action plan. Free of charge. From birth until your child turns 22. Contact us for more information, or to start finding the answer to the question of “Now what?!”
Communicating with Your Child – There isn’t one communication method that is right for every child. What works for your child is what is right. The Parent Education Specialists at Beginnings SC believe that given accurate information and reliable resources, parents can make great decisions about their child.
Five different Communication Paths and to begin considering what is best for their family
Technology Available for People with Hearing Loss
The Ear and How Hearing Works
Learning about an Individualized Education Plan
Watch a video about Starting Your Child’s School Year Right for Deaf Parents
Federal Laws Related to Those with Disabilities
With more specifics for those with a hearing loss: Deaf Students Education Services–Policy Guidelines (from the US Dept. of Education)
Beginnings Brochure: Learn more about Beginnings SC or share it with a friend
Beginnings SC’s Back to School Introduction Letter: Complete this to share critical information about your child.
Parent Notebook Files: Use these (or part of these) to set up a 3-ring binder with your child’s more important information. Knowledge is power!
Support Team Log: Keep a list of ALL your child’s service providers and teachers.
An Example of Our Families’ Success
Learn from Cole about what it’s like to grow up deaf in the public school system, and his exciting 2016 college plans!