Communicating effectively with your child is dependent on both the type of hearing loss and your family’s preference. There are several ways you can communicate with your child. The types of communication include:

    • American Sign Language (ASL) - Language visually “spoken” by signing with your hands
    • Cued Speech - A visual communication system that merges a spoken language's mouth movement with different hand shapes and locations
    • Combined Communication Strategies - Combines both auditory and visual forms of language
    • Auditory Oral - Method of teaching children to utilize the hearing they possess
    • Auditory Verbal - Therapy used to train children to listen and speak by applying what usable hearing they possess