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Welcome to the RIT/NTID Speech and Language Professionals Resource (SLPros) site. As the RIT/NTID Communication Studies and Services Department (CSS), we provide a broad range of support and opportunity for deaf and hard-of-hearing students who want to expand communication skills that will serve them—both during and after college—in educational, professional, community, and other settings.

We aim to respect and honor each students' preferred language and mode(s) of communication. Each RIT/NTID SLP is proficient in using English and American Sign Language. As non-native ASL users, we are committed to continued language learning. We are grateful that we are able to partner with and learn from our Deaf and hard-of-hearing community on campus as we aim to provide culturally competent services to all students.

Inclusivity Statement: We recognize that there is diversity within the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We use the terms Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing as inclusive terms to represent individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, late deafened, and deafdisabled. Our aim is to be inclusive to all individuals.

For more information about the CSS department check us out here.

About this resource

This website was developed in an effort to assist speech-language professionals in working with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Our goal is to provide resources and activities to support your instruction to support your work with this population. This resource is not meant to be a comprehensive study on assessment and intervention with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Instead, it provides a sampling of activities that may be useful to your practice.

The RIT/NTID CSS Department maintains a student centered/adult model approach to provision of services while respecting and using each student’s preferred language and mode(s) of communication.

Please note that the strategies and techniques discussed and demonstrated here are based on experiences with deaf and hard-of-hearing college students. Consequently, they may be most appropriate for older children and adults.

The instructional sequences with students were filmed during actual therapy sessions and were subsequently selected for demonstration purposes. Students granted permission for the samples that were used.

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