Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Module 6 - Promoting Communication in the Home

Module 6 provides information on how to promote communication and language in the home.  

In Module 6, you will:  

  • learn how to build a strong language foundation through responsive modeling, 
  • develop an understanding of techniques and strategies that foster language growth, 
  • see a step-by-step approach to building communication skills, 
  • receive tips on supporting a child with access to sound, and 
  • receive tips on supporting a child with access to visual language. 

Downloadable resources and additional information are provided at the bottom of this module web page. 

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Module 6 - Promoting Communication in the Home

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About the Author

Denise Fournier Eng, MA, CCC-SLP, is the author of Module 6.

About the Actor

Katrina Aristy is the actor for Modules 1 and 6.

Early Intervention Network: Supporting Linguistic Competence for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

This on-line network shares five evidence-based factors and supporting program components shown to be essential for the development of linguistic competence in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Various programs implementing these factors from throughout the country are highlighted. There are many resources for promoting both visual and spoken language development.

Tips for Language Modeling and Language Stimulation

Supports Module 6: Offers tips for encouraging language growth in babies who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Language Development Tips

Supports Module 6: Summarizes the key areas for language development.

Tips for Interacting with a Baby Who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Supports Module 6: Offers ideas to guide interaction in order to enhance language growth for babies who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Shared Reading Project

Supports Module 6: This program provides tutoring and support to parents and caregivers on how to share books with their young deaf and hard of hearing children.

Utah State Valley: Early Intervention Program

Supports Module 6: National Technical Resource Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention