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Guidance & Information
Hear2Learn - Hearing, language, literacy support for families using a listening/spoken language approach.  Available through the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
NAD Position Statement: Educating PreK-12 DHH Students During the COVID-19 Outbreak - This policy guidance seeks to encourage all schools and educational programs to ensure that their system of remote education is accessible to their deaf and hard of hearing students and that the information shared with families are accessible for family members who are deaf and hard of hearing.
See.Hear.Communication.Matters. - Links and posts about issues related to hearing loss​.  A blog/website for gathering information and resources related to the many aspects of hearing loss. 
Simulations (Flinstones)
Apps for Kids with Hearing Loss by Tina Childress:  More than 250+ apps covering hearing related topics such as accessibility, advocacy, audiology, hearing aid accessories, hearing loss education, hearing tests, listening therapy, personal amplifiers, sign language, sound level meters, speech and telecommunication.  Can view whole list or select categories.
SignWise for Kids - A premier Quality Assurance Resource Center established in 2016, Signwise for Kids™ is dedicated to promoting the use and development  of accurate, high quality American Sign Language and Deaf-related products for young children from infant to elementary school age and their families.

We remove the guesswork for parents and professionals who wonder if a product is appropriate for your child. You want to know about the company that created the products and their experiences with sign language and the deaf community. You may question whether the portrayal of a deaf/hard of hearing child appropriate. And many other questions.
Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss - ​Supporting Success for Kids with Hearing Loss is a resource for parents and professionals who work with children with hearing loss.
The site is divided into discrete sections for parents and professionals. Each section has resources related to both Early Intervention and school-age children and includes links to online articles related to parenting, descriptions and handouts about hearing loss, simulations of different levels of hearing loss, issues related to the learning environment, teaching responsibility for hearing aids, self-advocacy, social needs, and screening tools.
There are discussions about the needs of children with unilateral hearing loss and the impact of ear infections on hearing and learning. The professional section also offers information on communication choices, expectations for use of hearing aids, progress reports for use by parents, teachers, and children themselves, vocabulary checklists to monitor language development, and charts to use for tracking communication development by age.
The website has a consultant page with 5 professionals from deaf education and audiology offering answers to questions. Additional screening and scoring grids are available to help track progress of deaf children in relation to their hearing peers. This is an excellent website for parents. It is easily navigated and the language is definitely user-friendly. 
THE EAR - Dr. Flexer’s talks, seminars, and workshops focus on the development and expansion of listening, speaking and literacy skills in infants and children, including those with all degrees of hearing loss. She is licensed as an audiologist and holds the CCC/A and the LSLS Cert. AVT.
Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) - The purpose of the Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University on “Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)” is to advance fundamentally the Science of Learning specifically involving how aspects of human higher cognition are realized through one of our most central senses, vision. We seek to determine the effects of visual processes, visual language, and social experience on the development of cognition, language, reading and literacy for the benefit of all humans. We especially pursue new perspectives on these learning processes through the widened vantage point of studying deaf individuals and sign language as a window into the flexibility and structure of the human mind. We study these learning processes in monolinguals and bilinguals across the lifespan in order to promote optimal practices in education in both formal and informal settings.