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Study Find Inclusive Classrooms Provide Language Boost
Improving Communication of People With Severe Disabilities
National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities is a, “Comprehensive, easy to read site that connects parents and others with essential resources, provides educators with evidence-based tools.
For adults, parents, children. Research based help for all language and learning concerns.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Speech and Language Disorders in the School Setting

Information from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association regarding some of the most frequently asked questions regarding speech language disorders in the School Settings.

“Even When Delayed, Kids Acquire Speech”

Empower Parents of Children With Autism. “A study based on a review of clinical data on 535 children with autism who had no significant speech by the time they turned 4. Majority of youngsters with autism who have severe language delay do eventually learn to talk, researchers say.”

How Fathers Boost Toddler Language Development
Language Development in Young Children What’s Typical At Each Age?

Easy to use chart & guide to early language development by ages of child.

Language Chart

Child Speech and Language

The American Speech Language Hearing Association’s guide to language development, disorders, medical conditions, support and FAQs for children.

Learn The Importance of Early Hearing Screening

1.The difference between hearing screening and hearing evaluation can sometimes be confusing .
Looking For Information on Hearing Screening and Testing?

2.. Do you know about the importance of newborn and infant screenings?
Early Hearing Screening and Detection EHDI

Dogs for the Deaf

From Dogs for the Deaf website:

Dogs for the Deaf rescues dogs for our programs from animal shelters throughout the western United States. After professional training at our southern Oregon facility, the dogs are placed with…

- People with a variety of disabilities and challenges including: hearing loss, deafness, and children on the autism spectrum.
- Full-time professionals (teachers, physicians, counselors, and licensed therapists) who work with people with various disabilities and challenges.

CLICK HERE to learn more

U.S. Deaf Sports

“Recognized as the only national athletic association to coordinate the participation of American deaf and hard of hearing individuals in international competitions… [The USA Deaf Sports Federation] provides social outlets for deaf members and their friends; serve as a parent organization of national sports organizations; conduct annual athletic competitions; and assist in the participation of US Teams in international competition.” – From the website. To learn more click here or go to

Disability Law Lowdown

Disability Law Lowdown is a YouTube channel where experts explain various laws related to disabilities including, ADA Amendments, Ticket to Work programs, filing Closed Captioning complaints and more. The videos are in American Sign Language, with captioning at the bottom. A great source for individuals with disabilities to learn their rights!

Camp Taloali

Located just 16 miles east of Salem in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Camp Taloali is an inclusive environment for children and young adults, ages 6 to 18, who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The camp offers a huge variety of activities including swimming, archery, arts and crafts, horseback riding, theater and communication, camping and outdoor skills, environmental awareness, and nature study. Founded in 1972, Camp Taloali was the first camp in the Northwest region specifically for children with hearing disabilities and has remained an excellent place for children to interact and make friends with others who share a similar life experience.

Deaf Tech News

DeafTechNews is a YouTube site dedicated to informing consumers of the latest in communication technology for those with hearing disabilities. The site contains videos, broadcast in American Sign Language, and text instructions on how to operate most of these new technologies, as well as up and coming innovations that will be released in the near future.


DeafNation is an exciting website that offers a variety entertainment programming for those with hearing disabilities. All shows are broadcast entirely in American Sign Language and range in focus from travelling, cooking, sign language talk shows and many more!

DeafNation Expo

The DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people. DeafNation provides exhibitions and entertainment around the United States at no charge to the public.  For more information visit

Silent Coffee Night

The first Friday of every month, the Eugene Coffee Company hosts a Silent Coffee Night for those who use sign language.  The event is focused on people who are deaf or hard of hearing, however, it is open to anyone who is interested in practicing American Sign Language!


PEPNet provides resources and expertise that enhance educational opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing–including those with co-occurring disabilities. PEPNet’s national outreach is coordinated through its four regional centers. At the local level, each state’s contact person is the gateway to the shared knowledge and best practices of the four regions. PEPNet regional centers work collaboratively to provide a broad variety of best practices & resources where and when you need them to enhance educational opportunities.

Speech and Language Impairments in Your Classroom: 8 Tips for Teachers

Do you have a student in your classroom who struggles with articulation, fluency, voice, or language? Is the student’s academic performance being negatively affected? This blog will give you 8 tips to help support students in your class who have speech or language impairments.