For Parents

Was your child diagnosed with a hearing loss in a newborn hearing screening? Do you suspect your child might have a hearing loss, but you’re not sure? Do you wonder what the future holds for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, with technologies such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM systems, and more? We are here to help.

Rhode Island’s chapter of AG Bell is a group of parents, professionals, and other adults who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or work with people who are. We live all over the state, and come from all backgrounds, but we all support the development Listening and Spoken Language for deaf and hard-of-hearing people and the families who choose it.

This free online course helps parents and educators build knowledge and confidence as they become advocates for their children living with hearing loss and work with local school districts and service providers. Course content focuses on Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Individualized Education Program (IEP).