A strong case for newborn hearing tests is made with a recent study in the Netherlands, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Detection At Birth Gave Better Quality Of Life Children whose hearing issues were found at birth, had a better quality of life aged 3 and 5, than babies tested at
The Irish Deaf Kids venture (IDK) was a proud recipient of €2,000 in funding at the Dublin Bus Community Support Programme (CSP) awards ceremony on Thursday 16 September 2010, at Croke Park, Dublin. TV personality Mark Kennedy, presented the award to IDK at the event, in the presence of Dublin Bus CSP patron Niall Quinn,
In May 2010, IDK applied to attend the five-day Creativity: Unlocked international training course, in Salzburg, Austria, from July 12 to 18, 2010. This certified training, funded by the EU’s Youth in Action Programme, brings together individuals from European countries and backgrounds for several days, to develop personal, professional and intercultural competencies. Twenty-two participants from
IBM’s KidSmart program was recently displayed at the Young Scientists’ Exhibition in the RDS. This program aims to integrate interactive teaching and learning activities into pre-schools and is aimed at 3-7 year olds. The program is currently used with over 2 million children in 60 countries. The focus is on underprivileged areas as well as
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