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
Educators must have high expectations for differently-abled students in a regular classroom, and not assume that constant help is needed – this video will smash perceptions as school terms resume after the summer break. Don’t Limit Me! – Megan Bomgaars Notably, Megan emphasises life-skills and workplace skills as essential take-aways from a school education, together with
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
In July 2011, The Ear Foundation (Nottingham, UK) held its first international teen summer camp in Yorkshire, for 19 teens from five European countries, who between them had 7 different types of cochlear implant processors. The camp is running again from July 23 to 27 2012, at the same venue: St John’s School, Boston Spa,
Irish Deaf Kids held a technology and education event in Dublin on October 10th, 2011. The event proved to be invaluable for all attendees, and was put together to give parents, educators and other stakeholders in-depth insights to how deaf and hard-of-hearing (hoh) children can use digital tools to better communicate and learn in a
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
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