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The Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies at Fresno State

This department trains professionals to work in the public sector in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, deaf studies, and interpreting. Degrees in these specialized disciplines are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Visit them on the web at

The Silent Garden Lecture slides and material

2024 Lecture:
  • Dr. Omar Ruiz
    "My Road to Success" / "¡Aun Se Puede! Mi Camino Al Éxito"
  • Evelyn Pena
    "Siblings: The Unbreakable Bond" / "Hermanos: El vínculo inquebrantable"
  • Mark Apodaca
    "Parenting in Multicultural Families" / "La crianza de los hijos en familias multiculturales"

View 2024 presentations   |  View more Silent Garden Lecture resources

Scarlett's Park Conference slides and material 

2023 Conference: 
  • Dr. Lori Day
    "Building Resilient Families, Schools, and Communities Through Trauma-Informed Practices"
  • Kasey Pendexter
    "Impact of Trauma on Deaf Elementary School-Age Youth and Healing Centered Strategies"
  • Michelle Cline and Dan Foley
    "Strategies to Support Students’  Behavioral Challenges"

View 2023 presentations  |  View all Scarlett's Park resources



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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc.

DHHSC is a private, non-profit social service agency that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and late-deafened, their families, friends, and community service providers. DHHSC’s headquarter office is located in Fresno (serves Fresno County) and has been in operation since 1984. Learn more by visiting


 Silent Garden Books

"The Silent Garden: Raising Your Deaf Child" is available in Spanish and English, including in audio format. 

Purchase books:

2024 EHDI Annual Conference Paper in Denver, Colorado

by Dr. Paul W. Ogden
Download entire paper (with references)