Registration NOW Open and Call for Papers EXTENDED to November 30th for the 2nd International Congress on Family-Centred Early Intervention (FCEI) for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The event will be held June 11 – 13, 2014, in Bad Ischl, Austria. PARENT REGISTRATION DISCOUNTED and our thanks to the generous sponsorship of MedEl, FCEI 2014 has a limited number of scholarships available for parents. Please visit the website to complete an on-line application for financial aid.
Today, there are growing amounts of apps available to teach sign language in many iterations. Learning apps for finer ASL understanding, and apps that help with vocabulary projects for deaf kids are now available through mobile platforms.
An open captioned version of a video simulation of what is sounds like to listen to speech throught a hearing aid, in quiet and in noise, and then through a personal FM system.
Announcement from the Gallaudet University, Department of Education: The ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Deaf Education certificate program offers 21 credits of hybrid and online courses focusing on deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to 5 years old and their families.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Michel Cayouette at the IRCM made an important discovery, published online yesterday by the scientific journal Developmental Cell, that could better explain some inherited forms of hearing loss in humans. The Montréal scientists identified a group of proteins crucial for shaping the cellular organ responsible for detecting sounds.
For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants – technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech – hearing music remains extremely challenging.
The October edition of Probes and Tips is now available.
Teach extended family, friends, teachers and others how best to communicate with your deaf or hard-of-hearing child.