Through the magic of Twitter, I just discovered that my friend Krystyann Krywko writes a blog called After the Diagnosis: Helping Families with Hearing Loss , which might be of interest to some of you out there. Krystyann is a writer and education researcher who specializes in hearing loss and the impact it has on children and families. She shares a parental, as well as a personal, perspective; she and her young son were diagnosed with hearing loss one year apart. Browsing through her blog posts, I also found plenty of good information of interest to families dealing with any kind of special educational need.
Krystyann holds an Ed. D in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University. After ten years of early childhood teaching experience, her current research interests include: hearing loss, brain development and the impact on literacy; how hearing loss affects learning in the classroom and making schools hearing-accessible; raising public awareness of hearing loss detection and treatment; and community and parent involvement. Krystyann has also written an e-book called Late-onset Hearing Loss:A Parent's Perspective on What to Do When Your Child is Diagnosed that's available in Kindle and PDF formats.