Communication is a major decision for parents of deaf children, as it will shape their child’s life and prospects from an early age, with implications for their education and working life.
Here’s a communication options chart with all the options and their commitments for families to review.
Printing the chart to discuss with your family and others may help clarify your thinking and decision-making.
While this chart offers a high-level overview of the options, parents should think about and discuss the points with others who have travelled the same road before making their decision.
Ultimately, a communication option is a family decision – and having the right information is a huge factor in making an informed choice for your child and for your family members.
This site’s Communication page also gives more tips for you to use.