Thursday, February 29, 2024

Episode #38: Hearing Loss and Deafness in Children (Part 2)

College and Adult Life for Deaf Children
College and Adult Life for Deaf Children
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Deaf College Students and Young Adults

Show Notes:

Parents of deaf and hard of hearing children have concerns about their children’s safety both when they are young and when they’re older. Cindy and Heather Phillips join us again in this episode to talk about life after high school. They both share advice for deaf students, parents of deaf children, and teachers who work with deaf students.

If you missed the first part of the interview, be sure to go back to Episode #36 () and learn about Heather’s diagnosis, the early years of parenting a deaf child, and how Heather navigated school challenges.

Be sure to check out some of the links below. I’ve included a great resource for parents and students who are looking at college or are already college students, and I’d like to thank Intelligent for providing us with the link to this resource for deaf students! There is also a link to an organization Cindy recommends for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

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Tonya Wollum


Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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