Category Archives: Advocacy

Experiences traveling with a Deaf child

By Joy Santos Traveling was a huge part of my childhood, and it is something that I would like for my daughter, Teanna, to experience in hers. We make travel plans as much as we can, be it quick weekend … Continue reading 

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Ipad Apps for Speech, Vocabulary and Auditory Development

By Catherine Kalchbrenner Ipads and other tablets have become an everyday household device. With prudent selection of appropriate apps, they can be a useful tool to support learning in our children but, unguided, they can be little more than a … Continue reading 

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Back to Basics: The Importance of Speaking to Young Children About Their Sexual Health

By: Jennifer Gow There are three important reasons to talk to young children about their sexual health. All of them are centred around protection and prevention, with the idea being to keep our children safe, educated and informed. This was … Continue reading 

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AGM & Parent Workshop

Parent Workshop & AGM Monday, March 7, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm BC Family Hearing Resource Centre 15220 92nd Ave., Surrey “Birds & Bees” Basics for Parents of Young Children 7:00-8:30 pm with sexual health expert Saleema Noon We’re delighted … Continue reading 

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SPOTLIGHT: The Well Being Program

Supporting Wellness and Mental Health in the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind Community By Alison Nutt The Well Being Program is a community organization that provides mental health and wellness counselling and support services to the Deaf, Hard … Continue reading 

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My Message to Parents: Disability Does Not Equal Disadvantage

by Rosalind Ho In March 2014, I was interviewed by a team from the BC Early Hearing Program & BC Children’s Hospital to feature in their new video Nice to Meet You. This short interview-based film showcases the full lives … Continue reading 

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The Big Move

By Anja Rosenke The countdown is on – my son turns 5 in a couple of months and is due to enter Kindergarten in September. Officially, early intervention ends at this point and I am already preparing for the distinct … Continue reading 

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What Parents Need to Know About CI “Soft Failure”

by Leeanne Seaver, Hands & Voices ©2010, with contributions from experts at Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, and the University of Colorado Hospital. ©2010 Hands & Voices Communicator, Summer 2010, Reprinted with Permission The stories we hear the most are inspiring: … Continue reading 

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Survey for the Global Coalition of Parents of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Hands & Voices has joined several other parent organizations worldwide to form the Global Coalition of Parents of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children (GPOD).  Our goal is to increase awareness of the need for and improve the effectiveness of … Continue reading 

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What is BC Hands & Voices?

Hands & Voices started as a parent support group in Colorado in the mid-1990’s.  This group was different from other groups at the time, as it embraced the idea that families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing … Continue reading 

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