Committee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Chair: Anna Paulson

Coordinator of Educational Advancement & Partnerships

Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans

anna.paulson@state.mn.us

651-431-5960

 

What is the Committee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and how does it relate to the overall Division?

The primary purpose of DCDD is to promote the welfare, development, and education of infants, toddlers, children and youth with communicative disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Committee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing recognizes that students with hearing losses are educated in a variety of environments and through a variety of approaches. The purpose of this committee is to act as a venue for teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and deaf or hard of hearing individuals themselves to gather and discuss the challenges that they encounter on a daily basis. This committee encourages a closer examination of such challenges as access to the general education curriculum, sensitivity to diversity within the population, and a careful understanding of medical and technological advances, among others. It also serves as a forum for proposed solutions.
The committee seeks to connect teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing from across the country with one another so that their concerns may be heard by the broader educationcommunity.


What Can I Do to Get Involved?

While it would be GREAT to see you at the annual CEC National Convention, DCDD presentations and "Member Fest," only a few individuals will be able to attend the Convention. An additional way to get involved is to help us establish an online "Community of Learners" by simply posting a message to the DCDD LinkedIn  and tell us:
  1. Where you are working?
  2. What are the "Frequently Encountered Problems" (FEPs) you face in your work with children who are d/hh?
  3. What are the resources you use when you need information?
  4. What are the topical areas (e.g., early intervention, literacy, RTI, multiple handicapped students, etc.) on which you are most interested?
If YOU start with a statement to the DCDD LinkedIn page, we can establish a supportive network that can reduce isolation, increase learning opportunities, and raise expectations not only for our students, but also for ourselves. Take a risk, post a statement, question, and/or response to the DCDD LinkedIn page. Together we CAN make a difference.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Some Posted Message Titles:

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  • Supporting Pragmatics YouTube  
  • Policy Guidance on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools by John Luckner 
  • Expand Core Curriculum for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  by John Luckner