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Morning Read: Deaf and hard-of-hearing English learners make progress in special program

Sarah Favot | August 3, 2016

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Special program for deaf and hard-of-hearing English learners closes reading, writing gap

While deaf and hard-of-hearing kids often fall behind their peers academically, the challenge is even greater for those who are English learners. Like Centeno, many kids with hearing issues whose parents don’t speak English are not diagnosed promptly, according to experts. The delay in getting hearing aids or other amplification stalls language development. In an effort to address this problem, Schrader and her colleagues started Come Read with Me, a pilot project designed to help hard-of-hearing English learners. By Elizabeth Aguilera, KPCC


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