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Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Employment Resources

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Audiology, deaf eduation, deaf studies, speech-language pathology, deaf education and interpreting are concerned with many issues related to speech, hearing, and language. Professionals in these fields are devoted to providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and preventative educational services to children and adults with communicative challenges.

Career Options

Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. (AVI) Providing the choice of listening and speaking for children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing through education, advocacy, and family support.

Technology Assessment Program A research group focusing primarily on communication technologies and services that eliminate communication barriers traditionally faced by the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing population.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center For persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing at the University of Arkansas.

American Academy of Audiology

Council on the Education of the Deaf To facilitate the identification and sharing of information and collaborative opportunities concerning the education of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing.

Gallaudet University The world's only four year University for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing undergraduate students.

John Tracy Clinic An educational center for preschool deaf children and their parents, focusing on oral education.

Hearing Loss Resources Sponsored by the SayWhatClub.

Deaf ZONE This is the place to be!

Deaf Source An internet clearing house of resources for professionals working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals.

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf offers the National Interpreting Certification exam and maintenance program.

Sign Enhancers Curricula, videotapes, software programs, CD-ROMs, textbooks, ASL skill development, deaf culture, interpreter practice, parent resources, children's materials, beginning ASL, and more.

Sign Media Producers of videotaped and text materials on ASL and deaf culture.

ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

SLPAB Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Please see their web site for licensing information.

CSHA California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center For persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing at the University of Arkansas.

Speech and Language Disorders Fact Sheet A basic guide to understanding speech and language disorders.

Speech and Language Milestone Chart For children ages 1 - 6 years. Also contains activities to encourage language development.

Early Identification of Speech-Language Delays and Disorders ASHA's helpful booklet on early warning signs. is an organization provides free discussion areas, classified ads, list of resources for SLPs.