Resource | 10.05.2023 | By Teresa Quail

2a. Creating rich language home environments

Families are supported to

  • create a rich communication and language environment
  • understand the broad range of reasons to communicate
  • understand how language and communication development for a deaf baby/child is different
  • experience opportunities to observe/engage with the range of communication used by deaf people
  • understand what is needed to achieve their communication goal
  • have a shared understanding and value the importance of language in creating relationships in the family and community
  • understand the importance of language in learning and literacy
  • understand the importance of language supporting sense of self
  • know how to access information on the different types of communication and support from a range of organisations
  • know about a range of resources available to support literacy
  • co-produce communication goals.

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2b. Communication and language in education 

2c. Communication with others

2d. Technology for communication

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Section 1 – Deaf identity