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Please check out this webpage for valuable information.
Thank you to Region 4 ESC for sharing common facts about hearing loss.
* Hearing loss is one of the most common disability conditions at birth.
*Three out of every 1,000 babies are born with permanent hearing loss.
*About 90% of hearing impaired children are born to hearing parents.
*Hearing loss is typically identified at 12-25 months, although 22 states have newborn hearing screenings available.
*Language and communication skills develop most rapidly before age 3.
*As many as 738,000 people in the US have severe to profound hearing loss. Of these, almost 8% are under the age of 18.
*Approximately 14.9% of US children have low-frequency or high-frequency hearing loss of at least 16 dB hearing level in one or both ears.
*Profound, early-onset deafness is present in 4-11 per 10,000 children and is attributable to genetic causes in at least 50% of cases.
Region 11 Education Service Center brings you Crossroads, your trusted resource for Deaf Education in Texas.
Please visit www.tsbvi.edu for more information and resources available on DeafBlindness.
Texas DeafBlind Project, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: http://www.tsbvi.edu/deaf-blind-project-1/tx-db-project
ESC DeafBlind Specialist contact information: http://www.tsbvi.edu/esc-contacts
State Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments/Blindness:
Blind Children's Vocational Discovery & Development Program (Health and Human Services Commission):
Transition Program (Texas Workforce Commission):
Texas School for the Deaf Education Resource Center on Deafness:
Texas Medicaid Waiver Programs:
Deaf-Blind Multiple Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Program:
Long-term Care Program Comparisons:
iCanConnect (Free communication technology and training to stay connected with family and friends):
Texas Project First website: http://texasprojectfirst.org/
Navigate Life Texas website: https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/search?q=deafblind
Parent Companion-the first five years website: http://www.parentcompanion.org/
Texas Deafblind Child Count: http://www.tsbvi.edu/fact-sheet-for-parents-on-the-texas-deafblind-child-count
IEP Quality Indicators: http://www.tsbvi.edu/attachments/other/IEP_Indicators.pdf
504: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Anti-Discrimination Law)
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AI: Auditory Impairment
ALD: Assistive Listening Device
ASL: American Sign Language
CI: Cochlear Implant
DHH: Deaf or Hard of Hearing
ENT: Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician (Otolaryngologist)
HH: Hard of Hearing
HI: Hearing Impairment
LSLS: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
TC: Total Communication
Please go to the following web page to learn more about the Non-Traditional Deaf Education Certification Program. This program is in collaboration with Texas Tech University, TEA, and Region 17 Education Service Center.
AI, Deaf Education, Non Traditional Deaf Education Certification Program
Non Traditional Deaf Education Certification Program
Please click on the link below to find the different Student Support Services Contacts to help you!
You can click on the quick link for:
Student Support Services, Student Evaluation Services, Assistive Technology, Autism, Child Find, CRCG: Community Resources Coordinating Group, Deaf Education Certification, Low Incidence Disabilities, Multicultural & Diverse Learners, Non-Ed Community Based Support Services, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project, Psychological Services, Speech-Language Pathology, Transition Services, Visual Impairment & Blindness, Parent Coordination
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