For Emergency Responders

Helping to communicate with the Deaf is important for First Responder

Deafness is not “one size fits all”.  And, not all Deaf people have the same approach to language and any kind of amplification , such as hearing aids. In fact, many Deaf people opt not to wear amplification and others may choose not to learn sign language. The American Speech and Hearing  Association offers much information about diagnosis and assistance for those who may be suspected of having a hearing loss / deaf.  (


 Louise provides training and workshops for first responders on how to engage, interact and communicate with people who are Deaf or have unique challenges, such as Autism. Basic Sign Language courses are available, by request.