Lynn Andrick knelt down at eye level with the group of excited preschoolers Thursday morning, mirroring their smiles as they clutched their baskets, ready to hunt for eggs.
“We want to have nice hands. No pushing. And no running because you might fall down. We want everyone to have fun and be safe!” Andrick said cheerfully to the attentive students.
It was the same instructions any adult may give a group of children; the only difference on Thursday was that, in addition to speaking these instructions to the preschoolers, Andrick simultaneously gave the instructions in American Sign Language.
At the Edgerton Center, students learn engineering principles through Lego kits. Many students who visit the Edgerton Center, including the BSD students, benefit from the learning experience.
Kentrell Martin is the author of Shelly’s Adventures series. He has published two amazing books: Shelly’s Outdoor Adventure and Shelly Goes to the Zoo.
The Shelly’s Adventures series is the first educational children‘s book series to tell a story while incorporating American Sign Language.
Speech Perception/ Speech Audiometry: Beyond the Audiogram
Presented by: Donald Goldberg
When: April 21st, 1:30 ET
Where: Adobe Connect
On Thursday, April 21st, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar “Speech Perception/Speech Audiometry: BEYOND the Audiogram” presented by Donald Goldberg.
The article at the link below has some great tips on how to optimize learning in the classroom for children with hearing loss.
Does being born deaf lead to better visual skills, or does a lack of hearing make it difficult for deaf children to pay attention to the world around them? According to researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, who recently earned a $450,000 National Science Foundation grant, the answer often depends on the background of the deaf child being studied.
In the early years of my adult piano lessons, whenever I played forte chords in my piano teacher’s soundproofed practice room, my hearing aids squealed with feedback. I cringed. I was afraid that if my teacher discovered I had a hearing loss, he would decide I was hopeless as a pianist. So I tried to hide my condition, from my teacher and, at some level, even from myself.
Read Mia’s story at the link below.
“The only thing I couldn’t do was hear but that never stopped me,” Mia said. “I still had the movements. I still had everything except hearing.”
Students at the North Carolina School for the Deaf slipped on gloves, buttoned up lab coats and slid on safety glasses on Thursday when biotechnology students came to visit.
NCSD students were visited for a second time by the biotechnology program at North Carolina State University. When visiting, the NCSD students conducted different science experiments that deal with real world problems with the help from the university.