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Covid-19 Pandemic Information from Hands & Voices Headquarters:

The below information was provided by our Hands & Voices Headquarters in collaboration with chapter support.  We here in IL are watching the developments closely, know that we are here for you if you have any questions.  contact us at ilhandsandvoices@gmail.com today.  We hope this information helps to guide you and give you some piece of mind.

We are Community.

We are Family.

We are Strong.

GENERAL CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION:

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus: ASL & English Resources ASDC 

Talking to Children about COVID-19 A Parent Resource from NASP 

GIANT LIST OF IDEAS FOR BEING HOME WITH KIDS

Language and Literacy Tip Sheets 

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

DISH, COX, join comcast and others easing broadband for at-home workers 

EDUCATION:

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PROVIDING SERVICES TO  CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 OUTBREAK

Secretary DeVos Releases New Resources for Educators, Local Leaders on K-12 Flexibilities, Student Privacy, and Educating Students with Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak

COPAA Statement on Student Rights Under IDEA During the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Information page from NDC 

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 

E-LEARNING AND ACCESSIBILITY:

Teaching Remotely to DHH Students CEC

#DeafEdTip: E-Learning Accessibility Indiana CDHHE 

Captioning options for Videoconferencing and Learning Management Systems Dr. Tina Childress 

Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction: 10 Tips for Educators NDC

Center on online learning and students with disabilities 

E-Learning & Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss 

H&V HEADQUARTERS INFORMATION:

A letter to the community from H&V HQ 

New HQ Guideline – Accessibility of Online/Phone Meetings 

Considerations for Families with DHH Children during COVID-19

Other Info

A Message from the NAD About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DCMP can help ensure that educational videos are accessible for students learning at home

 

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Research study for parents of 3, 4, and 5-year-old children who are deaf and hard of hearing

SHARING

Invitation to participate in a research study for parents of 3, 4, and 5-year-old children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

We are interested in learning more about your perspective and experience in the information gathering and decision-making process in learning about the communication approaches used with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Who are we looking for? Parents or guardians who have a child that meets all of the following criteria:

  • 3, 4, or 5 years old,
  • identified as deaf or hard of hearing,
  • received early intervention supports and services in Illinois for at least one year, and
  • has exited the early intervention system within the past two years.

What does the study involve? You will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey to provide information about you and your child. The survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the survey, you will be given the option to participate in an individual interview with the researcher.

How do I start the survey or learn more? You can access the survey at

https://illinoisstate.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8AknZcQMFcaAdut

To learn more, email questions to Karla Giese at kgiese@ilstu.edu or Dr. Stephanie Gardiner-Walsh at sjgardi@ilstu.edu.

 

Research Study flyer .pdf

Research Study Northwestern University – infants/toddlers bilateral HL, age between 6 and 13 months……

Research Opportunity:

Early Intervention Research Group (EIRG) at Northwestern University, a research group studying parent-implemented language interventions for children with language delays. This research study is provided with funding from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).  This research study is for infants with bilateral hearing loss between 6 and 13 months old. The children can be using any communication modality.

Participation in this study is in addition to what families already receive. Parents may receive information about their child’s development, compensation for their time, and possibly additional speech therapy.

You can learn more about your eligibility and the study in the following ways:

  1. Complete the recruitment survey found: 1) on ourwebsite, 2) by completing this recruitment survey link, or 3) by scanning the QR code on the attached flyers
  2. Call us at 847-491-3183
  3. Email us at ei@northwestern.edu

 

click to download flyer .pdf

Hot off the Press… The February 2020 “We’re All E.A.R.S.” Newsletter…

Enjoy the February edition of the IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter (Events and Resources Statewide)  

2.20 IL EARS (.pdf)

2.20 IL EARS SPANISH (.pdf)

Do you have something to add to our next newsletter?  Contact Carrie Balian at ilhvgbys@gmail.com

 

Research Opportunity: for babies age birth – 42 months who wear hearing aids . . . .

Would you like access to resources to help with hearing aid management?

If so, you may be eligible for a study conducted by researchers at Utah State University.

The study includes:

    • Completing a six-week eHealth program and online questionnaires

Participants can receive up to $50 in Amazon eGift cards

To be eligible*:

    • Your child needs to be between birth and 42 months of age;

    • Your child needs to have a hearing aid, and

    • You need access to the Internet

*Other criteria apply

To get more information about participating in the study contact Dr. Karen Munoz:

Karen.munoz@usu.edu         (435) 797-2318             IRB #10389

For printable flyer CLICK HERE

Hot off the Press -The IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter is packed full of information just for you …..

The most recent publication of the IL E.A.R.S newsletter is now available.

For English CLICK HERE

Para español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ

 

Have something to add to the publication for our next issue?  Contact our editor at ilhvgbys@gmail.com

Parent Advocacy App

 

Families of deaf and hard of hearing children attend meetings—Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, 504 meetings, and other types of meetings. What are these meetings about? How can you be the best advocate for your child? The Parent Advocacy app helps you to understand your child’s rights and to prepare you to work with the school in the best interest of your child.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/parent-advocacy-d-hh/id1401229367?ls=1&mt=8.xml

  Note: Apple version videos will open in your web browser. The next update will allow the videos to open within the app.

The Parent Advocacy app is a collaboration between: