The HSE’s National Audiology Review (NAR, April 2011) listed a priority as to “Implement a National Newborn Hearing Screening Programme” in Ireland. In addition to the HSE’s estimated, annual €11 million funding for audiology services, €3.7 million was made available to apply NAR recommendations. From this total, just under €2 million was to fund implementation
Earlier this year, IDK posted Telepractice For Low-Cost Language Teaching as one solution for Ireland’s shortage of speech and language teachers. Telepractice, the name for this remote teaching approach, is defined as the use of top-rate video-conferencing for the delivery of professional services. Tech-news site ZDNet recently ran a piece “Re-Think Learning“, to explain how online
Deaf and hard of hearing children in need of language work in Ireland, may benefit from a solution devised in rural Minnesota, in the United States. Like Ireland, where a national shortage of speech teachers resulted from health-service hiring caps, Minnesota lacks speech teachers for children. However, Minnesota’s moves to reduce its shortage of speech teachers
At the eighth annual Ireland’s eGovernment Awards ceremony in Dublin (February, 2010), IDK (Sound Advice) beat off stiff competition to win the Education category. The awards, presented in association with Eircom, aim to “raise awareness and recognise the innovators, developers, forward thinkers and experts who are pioneering the changes happening in how the Irish Government
Most deaf children with residual hearing can learn to lip-read and speak when digital hearing devices and speech therapy are available from a very early age (zero to three). Free eBook For Families Teaching Spoken Language Try this ebook, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Talk: Perfectly!” (PDF format) This is called the oral approach. For hearing
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