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The community-based participatory research project described in this paper was designed to help Spanish-speaking families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children gain access to necessary health, education, and local resource information. The project was motivated by the need to improve communication between medical and education resource centers with Spanish-speaking families. This paper reports on the specific methods and implementation of the partnership approach, the development of the project, and lessons learned for future projects of this type.


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  • Alternative title
    • Latino hard-of-hearing children

  • Journal title
    • Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

  • Volume
    • 12

  • Issue
    • 2

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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    • Acknowledgements:

      Acknowledgements: A special thanks to Jennifer Salazar for her vision and help with getting the project off the ground. I would also like to thank everyone who helped with this project: Christine Reese, Andrea Vega, Marissa Diener, Teresa Molina; Sonia Vega, Ana Fernandez, Kristie Millet, Martha Perez, Maison Evensen, and the teachers and staff of USDB. My gratitude also goes to the University of Utah VPR office and CBR committee for their financial support. Thank you to the reviewers for their feedback and encouragement. Finally, I especially appreciate the families who attended and participated in this project.