The training program will focus on the development and use of experience books to facilitate early language and literacy development of infants, toddlers and preschool age who are deaf or hard of hearing. Evidence-based literacy practices, recent research pointing to the benefits of early print exposure for children’s future linguistic development, and critical period effects will also be examined. Handouts are available for the training: 1. Powerpoint: presentation: This document has the slides to be followed by attendees during the training. 2. Handout: This document lists additional web resources. 3. Handout: This document is a parent questionnaire form. 4. Handout: This document has additional online samples to be used in creating the experience book.