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Infants, Children, and Youth

About ODHH

Early identification and early intervention are the keys to successful communication development. If not detected early, studies have shown that children who are born deaf can have delays in speech, language, social skills, and academic achievement. It is important that all infants and young children have a hearing screening, which helps find children who are deaf.

For more information related to deaf children’s education and language development, please visit:


Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

Directories

Virtual Directory NEW!

Policies & Resource Guides

Resource Guide: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Policy: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Council Motion on Language Deprivation


Community Resources

Local

Maryland Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program
Maryland School for the Deaf

Maryland State Department of Education, Early Intervention Programs

The Parent’s Place of Maryland
Maryland Learning Links

National

ASLized

Beginnings: For Parents or Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: EDHI Programs
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

It’s a Noisy Planet: Protect Their Hearing

Through Your Child’s Eyes Video: American Sign Language