Appendix 1B

Socially, Culturally, and Linguistically Responsive Practices Including D/HH Cultures and Communities: Sensitivity to and Respect for an Individual Family’s Characteristics

Providers Have the Knowledge and Skills toBest Practice Documents (Ref. No.)
1. Understand the diversity of families, languages, cultures, communities1, 32, 88–93
2. Understand the influence of family, culture, and environment on infant development1, 32, 88, 90–93
3. Understand the implications of socioeconomic and cultural differences in child rearing1, 32, 88, 90–93
4. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural, religious, ethnic, disability, gender, socioeconomic, linguistic, and geographic influences on children and families32, 88, 93
5. Demonstrate understanding of and respect for deaf culture and D/HH communities32, 91–93
6. Understand the role and resources of the deaf community, sign language interpreters, and cultural brokers1, 32, 89, 92, 93
7. Appreciate the roles and access the resources of interpreters and cultural brokers when working with non–English-speaking families32, 90, 91
8. Promote family’s understanding and appreciation of “being deaf or hard of hearing”None
9. Understand the role and include resources of D/HH adults to promote language and social development and use of technologies (auditory and visual)1, 32, 89, 91, 92
10. Appreciate and respect cultural perspectives on selection and use of technology32
11. Implement culturally sensitive approaches1, 32, 88–93