Raising and Educating a Deaf Child

International experts answer your questions about the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by the parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Question from W.B., Somewhere USA

Right now I’m searching for something related to learning disabilities for those who are Deaf/HOH. So far it’s proving difficult to find. Does anyone have any links they can share?

Question from W.B., Somewhere USA. Posted January 26, 2012.
Response from Marc Marschark - NTID

This is difficult in the U.S. because deaf (or blind) children are not supposed to be dually classified as having learning disabilities. Other countries are a lot more realistic. Probably the most current resource would be Edwards, L. (2010). Learning disabilities in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. In M. Marschark & P. E. Spencer, The Oxford handbook of deaf studies, language, and education, Volume 2 (pp. 425-438). New York: Oxford University Press.