• Parents of children who are
    deaf or hard of hearing
    around the world

Welcome to GPODHH

The Global Coalition of Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (GPODHH) is an international collaboration of parent groups dedicated to promoting improved systemic protocols and practices which encourage informed choice and the empowerment of families with a deaf or hard of hearing child throughout the world.

Review of Best Practices in Family-Centered Early Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: An International Consensus Statement.

The FCEI Consensus Statement was published in 2013 and has been translated into numerous languages to date. This position paper, also known as the “FCEI Principles,” outlined ten essential practices that serve to guide and standardize family-centered early intervention services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, wherever they are implemented worldwide. 

At FCEI 2020, the consensus group will reconvene for a revision and update of this consensus document. As a part of that group, GPODHH will be actively involved to ensure that the parent voice is well represented. The parent perspective must influence the best practice principles which serve to guide the journey of families like ours, all over the world. 

If you would like to participate, further details will be sent regarding the process itself. This is not intended to be a long and tedious task, but rather require a few minutes of your time every few weeks until all the principles have been addressed. 

Please contact Bianca Birdsey at info@gpodhh.org for further information about participating in this review process.