Welcome to CHOICES Delaware
More than 95% of all children who are born deaf have parents with typical hearing. Studies cited in this web site show that a large majority of those parents want their children to be able to use Listening and Spoken Language, a method of language acquisition that does not employ American Sign Language. And yet Delaware, unlike many other states, does not have a school that enables children to acquire Listening and Spoken Language during the critical years (birth to 3) when it’s possible for them to do so. Making Language Choices Available to Delaware Families of Children with Hearing Loss is a coalition of parents, educators, advocates, and health care professionals that came together in 2009 to raise awareness of this problem and to work for change in public policy and procedures.