Educators & Parents
Information and Resources for Parents and Educators
Provides information and links that provide information and support for deaf children and their parents.
Thank you for contacting VL2 regarding information about your deaf baby/child or to obtain information for someone else who has a deaf baby/child. We are a National Science Foundation supported Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2). We have many research projects that are investigating how deaf individuals become successful in reading and writing. Our philosophy follows a socio-cultural perspective that looks at deaf individuals within their cultural environments. We have projects that evaluate the best assessment measures to use with both older and younger deaf people as well as those that focus on the development of literacy more specifically.
Below are some links to resources and organizations that will help you as you begin your search for information.
We are also developing an interactive version of this information, an informational package that will include research that looks at the impact of visual learning on literacy. We have included information that focuses on American Sign Language (ASL), bilingualism, and cochlear implants, as well as from groups that provide support to parents.
We wish you the best in your advocacy for deaf children and adults. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us again.
The members of VL2 Integration of Research and Education (IRE) team