We offer Hearing Screenings, Trainings and Technical Assistance/Consultation for child care programs in South Carolina. Read more about those here!
There are other resources that will help you in your program:
Welcoming the Child with Hearing Loss into Childcare
Talking to a child/adult with Hearing Loss
Making a Daycare more Deaf Friendly
Signs of Hearing Loss in Infants, Toddlers, and Older Children
DCMP- Free educational videos, with captions for young readers, but also useful to learn sign language https://dcmp.org ; Here’s how to apply: https://dcmp.org/learn/382
Emailable Tips for Preschool Teachers- These are tips for parents or interventionists to send to preschool teachers, but they also work to let preschool teachers know what helps best for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.
Keeping Hearing Aids on young children: Babies 0-12 Months | Toddlers 12-24 Months | Preschoolers 2-5 years
Socialization and the Child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Free Sign Language Resources and Activities from Signing Time!
100 Basic Signs (video)
As an exciting part of our Parent Education and Awareness Program, we are also producing FREE Language Labs, which are words and activities used to fill in language gaps for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. You can use them like a checklist to make sure your child knows the words (spoken/signed/both) and understands the word/concept expressively (what they are saying/signing) and receptively (listening/signing comprehension). Share these with your families!
We provide services to families and professionals around South Carolina. Beginnings SC is shining light on the impacts of hearing loss on children and their families. We are making the invisible visible.
Books with Beginnings
Our video series to share information about how to increase language for children who are deaf or hard of hearing using BOOKS! In the video below, watch our Director of Programs Mary Reaves describe the book "Around the World" by Craig Shuttlewood.
We have a whole playlist of BWB videos on our YouTube channel, including some books that are signed. We're always looking for more books and volunteers to help us with this video project! If you're interested, please email us about volunteering.
Read more about children who are deaf and hard of hearing and how to support their language, social-emotional, and overall development.