Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. is offering several youth summer programs for high school students. Please click on the following flyers for details:
ihear Internet Therapy and Early Intervention at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf has received grant funding to provide free ihear therapy to children who are deaf/hard of hearing, ages 0-3, for up to 14 sessions per child. ihear is an encrypted, HIPAA compliant, listening and spoken language based therapy program over the internet. They have conducted over 3,000 sessions since the program’s inception in 2009 and are currently licensed in 13 states. The ihear scholarship is available to families in Illinois who do not have access to services.
To learn more about the scholarship opportunity, go to http://ihearlearning.org/what-is-ihear/cost-and-funding/ihear-scholarships/ or call Cheryl Broekelmann at 636-532-2672.
Please see the attached flyer for more information:
Cheryl Broekelmann MA, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
Director of ihear Education and Early Intervention
The Moog Center for Deaf Education is undertaking a study to determine the effectiveness of tele-intervention for children with hearing loss from birth to age three. They are seeking children with hearing loss, whose families have chosen spoken language as the mode of communication for their child. Weekly services will be provided by the Moog Center staff to families of children who qualify at no cost to the family.
Please see the attached Press Release for more details and contact information.
Please see the attached flyers for the dates, information and registration for the Illinois School for the Deaf’s annual parent conferences.
Learn Cued Speech!
* Cued speech provides families and professionals with a tool for complete and accurate communication with the deaf in English and MANY other spoken languages
* Combines hand “Cues” with the natural mouth movements of speech, providing 100% visual confirmation of every sound being spoken
* Is easy to learn: the average person needs 10-20 hours of instruction and a few weeks to a few months of practice (to develop fluency)
* Enables a deaf child to achieve AGE-APPROPRIATE language and literacy levels, from infancy through high school, college, and beyond.
Please see the attached flyer for more details:
Click on the following links to access the January 2013 issue of the Illinois E.A.R.S newsletter that highlights recent events and upcoming events for Illinois families:
Valley View School District in Romeoville is offering an 8-class session of Basic Sign Language Classes for families.
Please see the attached flier for more information:
For more information, contact:
Don’t miss this edition of Illinois E.A.R.S. “Events and Resources Statewide”
Illinois E.A.R.S. is a collaborative newsletter between IL Hands & Voices and IL Guide By Your Side.
co-editors Carrie Balian (coordinator, IL Guide By Your Side) and Andrea Marwah (President, IL Hands & Voices) works hard to bring this up to date newsletter to you. We also utilize the services of our Spanish speaking/writing Guide By Your Side Parent Guides to bring it to you in Spanish.. Our newsletter is made possible by a grant funded through IL EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention), without this grant assistance this newsletter would not be possible.
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