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Find locations that already have speech therapists with ASL (American Sign Language) skills, and staff already trained to use sign language. If not, information will be provided on how you can get a day care center to open its doors to hearing impaired or CODA kids. Link for speech therapists will be available here.


Montgomery CODA Day Care Center in Wisconsin


Fairfax CODA Day Care Center in Seattle, WA


King CODA Day Care Center in Denver, CO


Check with your state to find out.


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How to approach your non-Deaf boss or co-workers?


First of all, do not take the approach of "hiding" your weaknesses such as English grammar or misunderstandings that happen from failed lipreading etc. Use these tips to approach the situation head on:


1. Tell them that you want to request interpreters for important communication situations like staff meetings or evaluation appraisals. Explain that this is important to prevent misunderstandings and miscommunications.


2. Inform them that your English Grammar may not be as good as your boss or co-workers expect given your education level. In a nice way, equate your situation to that of other foreigners who share similar grammar struggles as others who have English as a second (or third, or fourth) language.


3. See if there is interest on the part of your coworkers to learn sign language during their lunch time, or maybe for a dedicated half hour, a few times a week. This will help them understand your language and also allow deaf and hearing co-workers time to interact closely and develop collegiate bonds.


4. If you face continual frustrations no matter how you try to solve problems, be sure not to vent your anger on your coworkers. The EEOC is your resource if your boss refuses to provide an interpreter when it is your right. Talk with EEOC, and they will investigate why your requests have been refused, and take steps to solve the problem.


5. Another strong suggestion is to attend the NAD (National Association for the Deaf) conference, as they offer an excellent week-long workshop that will rebuild your confidence again. You can even ask your boss to cover the expense for the NAD workshop, or at least offer professional development time. Let them know that after the workshop your performance is likely to improve and your boss will benefit.


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