Dysfluency and Interpreters
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Posted on December 19, 2010 in Providers, Topic of Interest, Videos | Short Link



The word dysfluency refers to an individual’s lack of fluency in their preferred language. Psychiatric reasons or neurological reasons are causes of dysfluency within the hearing population. Among persons who are Deaf, there are even more possible reasons for language processing problems. Robyn Dean from the Rochester Deaf Wellness Center presents more information on this topic.

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New Court Interpreter Regulations Affect Domestic Violence Proceedings
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Posted on November 25, 2010 in Providers | Short Link

This article defines new regulations that affect domestic violence proceedings that bear directly on persons who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing.

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Mental Illness in the Deaf Community
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Posted on October 3, 2010 in Perspective | Short Link

Like any group, the deaf community is affected by mental illness. Compared with the mainstream population, however, deaf people often face extra challenges when seeking treatment. NAMI talked with psychologist Robert Pollard, Ph.D. professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester and director of the Deaf Wellness Center, to learn more about the past, present and future of mental health care for deaf people.

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Let Peace Begin with Me
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Posted on August 15, 2010 in Perspective | Short Link

The Perspectives section was added to give viewers an opportunity to post opinions, important papers and life perspectives. Articles are subject to review by the HealthBridges editorial committee.

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Alyson’s Perspective
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Posted on November 19, 2009 in Perspective | Short Link

A website visitor from Maryland

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ADA Business Brief: Communicating with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Hospital Settings
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Posted on May 22, 2009 in Providers | Short Link

People who are Deaf or hard of hearing use a variety of ways to communicate. Some rely on sign language interpreters or assistive listening devices: some rely primarily on written messages. Some people can speak but cannot hear. Effective communication is particularly critical in health care settings where miscommunication may lead to misdiagnosis and improper […]

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Hearing Aids and Assistive Devices
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Posted on April 12, 2009 in Health Education, Physical Health, Providers | Short Link

Living your life with a hearing loss can create special challenges. When a hearing loss is detected, an audiologist may recommend the use of hearing aids. Correctly adjusted hearing aids can help many people. You should be aware that there is an adjustment period which may be a month or two, for the ears and […]

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Hearing Aids and Assistive Technology for Children
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Posted on April 6, 2009 in Physical Health, Providers | Short Link

What if my insurance does not cover hearing aids or assistive technology for my child? There is a federal law that requires Pennsylvania to pay for all medically necessary health care for children under 21 that is not covered by another insurance. Part of the services required for children includes seeking out and screening children […]

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