Virginia Seeks to Create a Deaf Advisory Committee, But the Way Forward Isn’t So Clear

Grayson Clamp

A young child with a cochlear implant. Many children who are deaf or hard of hearing enter kindergarten and have difficulty communicating. (Credit: AP Photo / Sara D. Davis)

Children who are born deaf or hard of hearing often wind up in kindergarten with no formal language. The state wants to find out why and what can be done, but there’s disagreement over the best approach. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.


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