Multicultural Considerations

This section of Info to Go includes resources related to multicultural considerations for students and their families, as well as links to resources in languages other than English.

Closing the Gap When Working with Spanish-Speaking Populations (NCHAM, PDF)

This chapter from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management’s 2014 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention e-book addresses many health perceptions and cultural beliefs of some Spanish-speaking populations, with the goal of supporting professionals in providing culturally competent services.

Language Acquisition for the Bilingual Child: A Perspective on Raising Bilingual Children in the U.S. (NCHAM, PDF)

Chapter 17 from the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management’s 2014 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention e-book addresses issues related to bilingual education of two spoken languages. It addresses considerations in raising a bilingual child and discussion surrounding approaches and strategies to support second language acquisition. Issues related to oral bilingualism for children with hearing loss is addressed.

A Look at Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness (English     Spanish)

This is a Sharing Results paper developed at the Clerc Center. Since individuals of Hispanic descent constitute the largest minority group in the United States, the authors were interested in how Hispanic parents make decisions for their deaf or hard of hearing child with regard to using early intervention services and entering school. The paper is available in English and Spanish.

Resources for the Hispanic Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population 

Developed at the Clerc Center, this resource list provides contacts, publishers/distributors, a bibliography, and on-line links to assist with support for Hispanic deaf and hard of hearing persons.

Resources in Chinese (Info to Go)

This webpage is a list (and associated links) of all resources from Info to Go that are available in Mandarin.

Resources in Spanish (Info to Go)

This webpage is a list (and associated links) to all resources from Info to Go that are available in Spanish.

Selected Readings and Resources on Multicultural Issues and Students who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 

Developed at the Clerc Center, this list provides articles and books on multicultural issues related to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. This list is organized into five categories: Multicultural, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian and Pacific Islander. Also provided is a list of national organizations serving or advocating for the needs of people who are deaf in these ethnic origins.

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