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Increasing Literacy Skills with Your Deaf Infant

Communicating with your child is the foundation of reading. It is never too early to communicate with your child, especially if they are deaf or hard of hearing. Very young infants may not be able to use words, but they can communicate. Babies communicate when they cry, babble, kick, wiggle, and smile. Wait for your child to pay attention to you before you try to communicate with them. It can be very hard to wait, but, when you do, you can get good results. An effective communicator is patient. Your baby’s attention cannot be forced but it can be won!