FRAMINGHAM – The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) has released the attached function paper in aid of H.3550 backed by representative Brian Ashe and Senator Eric Lesser, “Language Readiness for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Entering Kindergarten.” The proposed law seeks to improve systems coordination and early intervention sources for mothers and fathers and families of deaf and difficult-of-hearing youngsters to aid children’s educational, academic, and social improvement and consequences.
The bill’s hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. At the State House, Gardner Auditorium. TLC runs accepted schools, Marie Philip School and Walden School, and gives early intervention services through our Badavas Parent-Infant Program, taken with the aid of the Department of Public Health. Based on years of operating with households and kids, we apprehend and admire that the maximum critical learning environment for kids at some point in their early years is created at home,” explained TLC CEO Sarah Glenn-Smith, MBA, Ph.D. “We are committed to supporting households to apprehend the numerous alternatives available for early mastering and understand the importance of regular assessment inside the language chosen via a family to ensure that their young baby is progressing.
These proposed rules will support households’ ability to understand the volume to which youngsters are meeting language milestones and help families know if additional intervention is needed. Position Statement in Support of H.3550, backed with the aid of consultant Brian Ashe and Senator Eric Lesser, “Language Readiness for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Entering Kindergarten.” TLC is proud to guide the proposed rules, which seek to improve systems coordination and early intervention sources to be had for dads and moms and households of deaf and difficult-of-hearing children to, in the end, support youngsters’ educational consequences.
The Learning Center for the Deaf is a multi-service company that is coming upon its 50th anniversary. In 2010, TLC received complete accreditation from The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD), and the Council on Accreditation (COA). TLC is the most effective corporation inside the state to be accredited via all three companies, exemplifying our commitment to brilliant service provision. The Learning Center for the Deaf decided in 2019 as Outstanding Organization of the Year using the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and our outpatient audiology sanatorium was recently voted “Best Audiologist” within the 2019 “Best of MetroWest” ballot carried out through MetroWest Daily News.