Families across the US are accessing BabyTalk, an online verbal deaf education program delivered by two leading California-based entities via email, teletherapy and telephone. Kudos to CNN for highlighting the value in remote service delivery (saving families time, money and relationships) by eliminating the need for round-trips to hearing-appointments. As Kathy Sussman, executive director at the Jean Weingarten School
Sound Advice (formerly IDK) is six years old today (Aug. 28th, 2013). For a venture that began with €5k and a website name, that’s a real achievement in a recession, particularly when change-making is a priority. Six years with no core, church or state funding This self-financing is a big Sound Advice ‘win’. Another is
This post follows “Ireland’s Only Audiology Course Being Scrapped” (August 2, 2013). Today, the students don’t have the answers they need, and are losing time to transfer to new audiology courses in the UK. To start with, what is the impact of Ireland losing its only audiology course? Dropping this 4-year degree course at Athlone Institute
Finalist status in Ireland’s 2014 Social Media Awards – Online PR category, was gained by Sound Advice (as IDK) after these posts – compiled by Caroline Carswell. Students at Ireland’s only audiology undergraduate course at Athlone Institute of Technology are reviewing their options after learning the course is to be scrapped at the end of
It makes perfect sense. Carrie Spangler, an educational audiologist in Ohio, was mainstream-educated as a child and teen with hearing issues. She’s now mentoring teen students like herself, who are in mainstream classrooms with hearing peers. Read more: Hitting Her Stride The advice in business is to use what you know, as Carrie Spangler is
To learn Irish, or not? This issue was debated at the IDK seminar last Friday. Some deaf students learn Irish, others don’t. It depends on several factors like subject choice and not least, the oral & aural element of exams. Students in Ireland typically learn Irish to qualify for university. This is why deaf students
After receiving several queries about Lamh, the manual language, we asked Mary Cullen, Lamh Development Officer, a few questions. What is Lámh? Lámh is the accepted manual sign system used by children and adults with intellectual disability in Ireland. Some people use Lámh as their main way of communicating while others use Lámh together with
Please ask if you would like to use text extracts from this website. Copyright © 2007-2019.