Deaf and hard of hearing children in need of language work in Ireland, may benefit from a solution devised in rural Minnesota, in the United States. Like Ireland, where a national shortage of speech teachers resulted from health-service hiring caps, Minnesota lacks speech teachers for children. However, Minnesota’s moves to reduce its shortage of speech teachers
A third-level student recently mailed Sound Advice. They were applying to volunteer in a developing country to further their studies but had some concerns about their hearing, and keeping their aids working. This student did not know where to post their questions or to seek advice, so Sound Advice‘s Caroline Carswell is responding on the
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
At Griffith College, Cork, SMS texts are used to advise students of cancelled classes. Texting is a simple and often free method of communication that is available to anyone with a mobile phone. And these users range from young kids given phones by parents just in case of an emergency, to the elderly who may
Alarm clocks give any child more independence, including deaf children, who aren’t always aware of their household starting its new day. Clocks For Children and Teens The Wake’n’Shake jumbo alarm clock has a large face that may be easiest for kids to read and has two parts, a clock and a vibrating shaker. Teens with iPods or
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