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Year 2019 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs - This current 2019 document builds on prior Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) publications (2013 JCIH supplement on Early Intervention and 2007 JCIH Guidelines), updating best practices through literature reviews and expert consensus opinion on screening; identification; and audiological, medical, and educational management of infants and young children and their families.
Year 2019 Position Statement_PDF
Supplement to the JCIH 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Intervention After Confirmation That a Child - This document is a supplement to the recommendations in the year 2007 position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH)1 and provides comprehensive guidelines for early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) programs on establishing strong early intervention (EI) systems with appropriate expertise to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH).
2013 Supplement to JCIH 2007 Position Statement_PDF
Year 2007 Position Statement: Principles and Guidelines for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs - The 2007 guidelines were developed to update the 2000 JCIH position statement principles and to support the goals of universal access to hearing screening, evaluation, and intervention for newborn and young infants embodied in Healthy People 2010.9  The guidelines provide current information on the development and implementation of successful EHDI systems.
2007 JCIH Position Paper_PDF
Disability Rights of Wisconsin (DRW) - Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.  Disability Rights helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise. 
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.
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.