The ETBI.ie Summer newsletter has an article from IDK’s Caroline Carswell, describing how ‘ proactive role models with disability are needed across the EU as advisors to the government, the semi-state and private sectors. ’ Read: Visible Role Models Can Transform Perceptions Of Ability Too often, parent instinct is to overprotect children with disability, meaning positive role
Dublin’s Southside People newspaper (July 6th edition) mentions how a young deaf pupil at a Dublin school is at risk of losing her classroom SNA (special needs assistant), if the current SNA-funding crisis is not resolved. Parents’ pain at special needs education cuts This Wednesday (July 13th), the Dail Technical Committee is meeting to dedicate their
One of Sound Advice’s most-received questions is, “Which system is better for a deaf child to use at creche/school, a (personal) FM system, or a soundfield?” This article, “FM Systems ‘versus’ Soundfields“, from the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA), gives great insights into the pros/cons of each. Follow the links below to establish how your child
Parents often ask Sound Advice, “what tax reliefs am I entitled to, in respect of my child’s hearing?”. Here are two factsheets for your review and reference. For clarity, two factsheets were created for families with deaf children: Tax relief on equipment & services (PDF file) Tax relief on medical expenses (PDF file) Check with
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