“Video-games, and the type of learning and thinking they generate, may serve as a cornerstone for education and economies of the future”. For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, video-games offer great learning potential. Social and interpersonal skills can be taught, as can problem-solving abilities (which the children in question may have already). Read: Is Gaming
A deaf person’s life-experience of the education system, shapes their views on deaf education, according to a new post on the Paraquad Disability Blog. >> The Deaf Education Debate Continues: Influences of technology, policy and environment The different perspectives in this post need reading, to understand the core issues around school placements for students who
Irish Deaf Kids (IDK), a social enterprise with charitable status, received CHY2 status from Revenue in 2009. This meant donations over €250 made to us qualified for tax relief until our bank accounts were closed in July 2015 and our voluntary dissolution concluded in 2016 (see left). During its existence, IDK drew its income from a diversified
The Core Points Newborn hearing tests (since 2012) and infant education give today’s kids a headstart. Today’s cochlear implants and hearing-aids give digital sound quality like never before. Infant verbal education leads children into preschool with peer-level spoken language. Over 3,300 deaf children in Ireland (90%) are mainstream-educated, with under 4% using sign language (#NCSE, 2011). Currently
In response to a mum’s recent mail, here’s what may be expected when a child’s cochlear implant is switched on for the first time. After a cochlear implant is activated, a child can take more than a month to respond to sounds they hear. Then, “the real work begins”, families are told. (Lights, Sound) Activation!
To celebrate its tenth birthday, Dublin-based Elevate PR offered a PR campaign worth €10K to the small firm or non-profit in Ireland that wrote the best 500-word pitch. The eight finalists were Treehouse Republic, Dayout.ie, Digital Mines, An Oige, FirstDate.ie, Irish Girl Guides, Sensational Kids and Sound Advice (then called Irish Deaf Kids). The winner was Sensational Kids, also a Social