Research evidence is emerging that “parent-to-parent support, described as parents with lived experiences providing support to each other, is recognized as a distinctive and important type of support system” for families whose children have hearing issues. Read: Parent-to-Parent Support For Children With Hearing Difficulty In 2007, this was one catalyst for Irish Deaf Kids (Sound
IDK presented on ‘Sound Effects’ at CESI‘s 2014 conference on Galway’s GMIT campus, with this year’s theme of ‘Spark The Imagination‘. This presentation explored how certain aspects of sound are experienced similarly, regardless of a person’s hearing level, and particularly now that digital hearing-devices can be mapped to a wearer’s specific hearing-levels. Sound fields were also discussed
People with hearing issues synergise their sight and hearing senses to detect and assimilate environmental information, according to research by Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CERCO, CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier), with the ENT department at Toulouse’s Hôpital Purpan. Read >> Hearing With Sight: Why Implants Have Variable Results Lip-Readers See And Hear Sound
What is a Visiting Teacher? Many parents of newly-confirmed deaf children ask this, on learning of the VT service from the Department of Education. Over 3,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing children at mainstream schools in Ireland, are supported by 32 visiting teachers working in 29 full-time posts. (PDF) Visiting Teachers for Children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Parents can
Interested in mainstream education for deaf children? Want to know more about the issues, experiences and available supports? UPDATE: This event is postponed to the new year. If so, IDK welcomes you to a FREE morning information session, “Choice, Options, Possibilities”, on December 3rd, 2010, in Dublin city centre. The session includes presentations from: Parents
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