Video-conferencing and telemedicine strategies are used in Tennessee (US) by Vanderbilt University’s Bill Wilkerson Center to reach families of newborn babies who need follow-up tests after failing an initial hearing test at birth. Initiative Allows Remote Hearing Tests For Newborns Vanderbilt’s Audiology, SLT and VTOD Training Cleverly, the same programme will teach Vanderbilt’s pediatric audiology and
Fresh concerns over cuts to education supports for deaf/hoh pupils in the UK have emerged, after one-third of councils cut supports in 2011. NDCS is also reporting that almost one-half of London’s local councils did not respond to a Freedom of Information request to disclose spending plans by April 2, 2013. Read: Charity’s fears over
Teachers of the deaf are usually tasked with developing their pupils’ English. The deaf preschoolers in this story are bilingual both in spoken English, and in their spoken family language at home (not every household uses English). Read: Being a teacher of the deaf at Clarke Mainstream Services This teacher runs a preschool whose pupils
IDK held an information session on mainstream education on March 4th, in Dublin. The event, for parents and educators seeking insights to educational options for deaf and hard of hearing children, was both informative and reassuring. In particular, no attempt was made to enforce a specific opinion and opportunities existed for different opinions to be heard.
IDK is extremely grateful to everyone who contributed their knowledge, experience and services to our Mainstreaming event in Dublin on Friday, March 4th. All feedback, ideas and discussions are now being followed up. Some presentations from the day: The IDK Story – Caroline Carswell, founder of Irish Deaf Kids The Visiting Teacher Service – Claire
Parents’ responses are still being received by the team here, after the recent Derek Mooney radio interview with parent Eithne Carroll and Liam O’Dwyer of the CIDP. >> Listen to the podcast (RTE1, 2011). This email response is from Orla Sexton, a parent in Cork. Dear Derek, I refer to your recent interview with Eithne
Two parents share an email they sent to Derek Mooney, after he recently spoke on-air with the mother of a deaf child about her difficulty getting supports for her son. We feel the Visiting Teacher (VT) service is often forgotten and we only hear of the deaf children who are attending specialist schools, not the
My name is Ide Roche and I’m the mother of a deaf 5 year old boy. Last week I heard Derek Mooney interview a lady about her son being deaf. Please share this email that I wrote to Derek. Thanks. (A transcript of the Derek Mooney show cited, is available) Hello Derek, My name is Ide
A recent question came in from the childcare sector. How are creche staff taught to manage a child’s hearing-devices (and a sound-field, if relevant)? This is a valid point. Devices like hearing-aids, cochlear implants and sound-fields can really benefit a child ‘picking up’ information in their environment, and to interact with creche staff and other
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