Closing The Gap: The Early Interventionist’s Guide to Assessing and Monitoring Bilingual Language Acquisition in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Birth–3 is a book that provides a foundational understanding of Language Deprivation Syndrome and language acquisition for Deaf or hard of hearing children between the ages of birth to three. It identifies how to appropriately assess both ASL and English languages, develop targeted intervention plans using the Zone of Proximal Development, and monitor bilingual language development over time. Closing The Gap also serves as the instructional guide for professionals using the DRIP-EY.
The DRIP-EY protocol gives DHH professionals a method to easily identify any gaps in language development, develop targeted intervention plans, and progress monitor language growth over time. It can be used to ameliorate the language gap in Deaf children caused by Language Deprivation Syndrome. The DRIP-EY provides you with a visual, concrete document to collect the necessary language data, as well as a graph to monitor and analyze progress in both ASL and English. The DRIP-EY is an easy-to-use system to help you calculate the quantity of intervention needed, based on the size of the language gap, as well as tools to aid the professional in developing appropriate language goals of the highest quality.
Starter Kit: Includes the 48-page Closing The Gap: Early Interventionist's Guide, as well as a set of 25 Protocols. Protocols may not be reproduced and you will need one form for each child per year.—$124.95
Protocol Refill Packs: Refill packs can be ordered in sets of 25 each.—$25.00
This book focuses on narrative instruction and intervention with Story Grammar Marker® for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The goal is for all children to have the skills to independently and effectively communicate with anyone in their environment using their preferred modality of communication, including American Sign Language. This book also provides criterion-based assessments for narrative macro- and micro-structure for both English and American Sign Language.