2024 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference

March 17-19, 2024 • Denver, CO


3/14/2022  |   9:30 AM - 9:55 AM   |  Communication Is The Key to Success   |  Room 10

Communication Is The Key to Success

Communication is an essential life skill. Good communication is the key to successful relationships and work life. However, many individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing lack good communication because they do not have a strong foundation in a primary language. Historically there has been a debate over which mode of communication provides deaf children with the best way to learn language. But why should they be limited to just one? Hearing children often grow up bilingual or more. They may learn to speak one language in the home, another in the community, and perhaps a third in school. A child’s mind is amazingly adaptive at learning languages. Deaf children who are provided with visual and spoken language are able to benefit from both. This presentation will look at resources for providing deaf children with access to sign language, spoken language, and text. By using a combination of all three in the home and classroom children can increase their vocabulary, improve reading comprehension, and enhance their overall communication abilities.

  • 1. Participants will explore how to use both English and ASL when teaching a deaf child.
  • 2. Participants will discuss how to incorporate written text as a guide to enhance English and ASL vocabulary.
  • 3. Participants will employ various word games to improve communication skills.


Handout is not Available

CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference


Cindy Camp (InPerson), Described and Captioned Media Program, ccamp@dcmp.org;
Cindy Camp is the Marketing and Communications Specialist with The Described and Captioned Media Program. She holds a Master’s degree in English, is a nationally certified interpreter, certified in mental health interpreting in AL, as well as a C-Print captioninst and trainer. She has provided access services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing for over 30 years.


Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment from employee.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Financial -
Financial relationship with Described and Captioned Media Program.
Nature: I am an employee of DCMP, which is a non-profit organization.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.