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Community Resources

COVID-19 Support Resources:

Pulling information from our district partners and local community organizations, we have put together some resources that may be helpful for your family at this time. Please feel free to share with your own community.

CHILD CARE RESOURCES BY DISTRICT / RECURSOS PARA EL CUIDADO DE NIÑOS POR DISTRITO

FOOD RESOURCES BY DISTRICT / RECURSOS DE ALIMENTO POR DISTRITO

BUSINESS & FINANCIAL RESOURCES / RECURSOS FINANCIEROS Y PARA NEGOCIOS

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCESRECURSOS EDUCATIVAS

Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) Resources:

S.E.E. Classes
Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children (NWSDHH) provides a number of different ways to learn S.E.E. These courses are open to the public – you do not have to have a child in one of our programs in order to participate!

S.E.E. Center
The S.E.E. Center provides quality training and support for those who use Signing Exact English (S.E.E.). The center offers S.E.E. workshops, computer software, parent packets, research information, and S.E.E. sign apps for tablet/smart phone. The S.E.E. Center also administers the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation (E.S.S.E.) assessment for S.E.E. interpreters/ translators and teachers.

Online S.E.E. Dictionary
Online dictionary that allows searching by word, generates translations of complete sentences, and displays videos of signing techniques.

Modern Signs Press
Purchase dictionaries, DVDs, and access to the online S.E.E. dictionary. 

S.E.E. Research:

Signing Exact English; A Simultaneously Spoken and Signed Communication Option in Deaf Education

The English-Language and Reading Achievement of a Cohort of Deaf Students Speaking and Signing Standard English: A Preliminary Study

Characteristics of Students Who Read on Grade Level: What Can Teachers Influence?

Education, Employment, and Independent Living of Young Adults Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Importance of Morphemic Awareness to Reading Achievement and the Potential of Signing Morphemes to Supporting Reading Development

Journal Citations

Hearing Loss, Speech & Communication Resources:

Family Conversations Program
Previously located at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Family Conversations is now a program of NWSDHH. It provides support for Western Washington families with children from birth to age 3 who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Childhood Communication Center – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Caring for children with hearing loss and speech problems. Programs include the Cochlear Implant Program (PDF [Spanish]) and Hearing Loss Clinic (PDF [Spanish]). Offers ongoing support for children and their families.

Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss (CDHL)
Charged by the legislature to assist school districts in their commitment to provide a free and appropriate education for their deaf and hard-of-hearing students, CDHL is an agency that provides services for all children with hearing loss in Washington State. Program supports deaf and hard-of-hearing students (ages birth to 21), their families, and school teams across all communication modalities.

Hearing Speech and Deafness Center 
Carries over 300 products, including amplified phones and alarm clocks, as well as signaling and safety equipment for common sounds such as doorbells, baby cries, or fire alarms. They also stock supplies to maintain and protect hearing aids and cochlear implant processors.

School Placement, Evaluation, IEP & Program Planning for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students

Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Communication Strategies Used with Signing Exact English (S.E.E.)

Ear Gear Protection Devices Presentation

Seattle Area Audiology Clinics

Parent Organizations

Other Resources