The Division for Communication, Language, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DCD formerly known as DCDD) is concerned with the well-being, development, and education of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with communication, language, and learning differences, ranging from mild to profound, and/or who are deaf or hard of hearing.
DCD aims to provide information to professionals and families regarding:
(a) the development of communication, language, and learning abilities,
(b) the prevention of communication, language, and learning challenges, and
(c) evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for individuals with diverse speech, language, learning, and/or hearing levels.
Strategic Plan 2019
- Analyze membership trends.
- Establish strategies to engage current, new, and potential members.
- Support the CEC policy on the prevention of and response to the maltreatment of children with exceptionalities and advocate for the inclusion of competencies within the standards.
- Expand professional learning opportunities.
- Continue as the comprehensive community hub for communication, language, learning, and deaf/hard of hearing resources.
- Undertake special projects in response to feedback from members, professionals, and other stakeholders in the field.