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Hot off the Press…. IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter. . .

Illinois Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side

Quarterly Newsletter

Illinois E.A.R.S. Newsletter

provides

Events And Resources Statewide

to families and professionals who impact the lives of children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

ENJOY!

 

EARS Newsletter in English CLICK HERE

Boletín de noticias en español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ

Do you have something you want considered for our newsletter?  Contact our editor Carrie Balian at ilhvgbys@gmail.com.  Our newsletter is published quarterly.

 

Research Opportunity for infants under 14 months old who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – Northwestern . . . .

The Early Intervention Research Group (EIRG) is looking for families who are interested in participating in a research study for infants with hearing loss! EIRG is a research group at Northwestern University that studies parent-implemented interventions for children with various language delays. They are recruiting children younger than 14 months old, with hearing loss in both ears who wear a hearing device or who are candidates for a hearing device. English must be the primary language spoken in the home and one parent with typical hearing levels must be willing to participate. All families will receive language assessments, reports about their child’s development, language strategies to use with their child, and compensation for their time.

Half of the families participating will also receive additional language therapy in their home.

Contact EIRG to see if you are eligible to participate in their study

email them at ei@northwestern.edu

call them at 847-491-3183

or

fill out this recruitment survey.

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Hot off the Press! The IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter, February 2019 ….

Don’t miss the newest edition of the IL E.A.R.S. Newsletter for awesome information on events and resources near you!

 

Newsletter in English CLICK HERE

Boletín en español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ

Questions?  or to submit articles or advertisements for our next newsletter contact us at ilhvgbys@gmail.com 

Parent/Child Survey – Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale for Children with Hearing Loss (children age 11-17) …..

Sharing: The Listening and Learning Lab at Vanderbilt is currently developing a questionnaire to identify children struggling with listening-related fatigue. We invite parents of children with or without hearing loss (age 6-17) and children with or without hearing loss (age 11-17) to fill out a brief online survey about listening fatigue. If both parent and child will participate, they must complete the questionnaire at the same time. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card.

SURVEY LINK: https://is.gd/vfschlfatiguescale

 

Northwestern University Research Opportunity…

For more information to download flyer for NU Study – TGC.NW Research

Educational Series in Spanish! …..

Illinois Manos & Voces (IL Hands & Voices) is pleased to present several different hearing loss topics in Spanish.

It’s simple to forward this valuable inforamation on to parents and professionals who speak Spanish or work with families who speak Spanish.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer and learn more

This flyer contains all the topics we’ve recoreded with hyperlinks directly to whichever topic is chosen.

Questions?  

IL Hands & Voices feature on NCTV17 Spotlight …..

Our President – Andrea Marwah and Vice President – Melissa Martin were featured on NCTV17’s spotlight program to give awareness on what we do here at IL Hands & Voices.

 

Do you want to know more?

Contact us today!

We would love to hear from you.

Make us your charity of choice for Amazon Smile…..

Sign up today for Amazon Smile, a small percentage of your sale will go to our organization, it’s as simple as that.

Enter this code to get started:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-1724201

Questions?  ilhandsandvoices@gmail.com

 

Did you know…………..

We have many recorded webinars from our Guide By Your Side “Call For All” series.  They are available for you to view when you need new information or just a refresher.  It’s easy, just

 CLICK HERE

and start learning today…

Many recordings in both English and Spanish are available,take advantage of the invaluable resource of knowledge.

 

IL Guide By Your Side Gift Card Fundraiser…. Help fund a great program in IL…. Pass along to your friends…

Want an easy way to help IL Guide By Your Side raise much needed funds?  SCRIP is a gift card ordering service where IL Guide By Your Side gets a percentage of dollars spent.  This is a NO COST donation….

Pass this along to your friends and family, this is an easy way to help families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing in our state.

Questions?  Contact Carrie Balian, Guide By Your Side Coordinator at GBYS@choicesforparents.org.

 

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