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Navigating New Cultures with My DHH Child

My family immigrated to Canada when I was two years old, back in the late 70s. That was almost 40 years ago! This past holiday season we decided to take the whole family back to my home country. We still … Continue reading 

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Our Family’s Experience of the Bilingual-Bicultural Educational Approach

By Joy Santos The Bilingual-Bicultural educational approach for Deaf children is one where the child uses American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language, and English as their second. This is also known as the Bi-Bi approach, and it is … Continue reading 

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What’s In Your Toolbox?

  By Anja Rosenke When I was growing up, my dad napped every evening after work. Some dads maybe poured themselves a drink, some perhaps watched the evening news, but my dad rested. Every night, same time, same spot. Family … Continue reading 

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Writing Your Family’s Story

By Jen Gow Kim Sanderson recently spoke to ‘the power of your story’ at the annual Parent Workshop that was co-hosted by BC Hands & Voices, Guide by Your Side, CHAA BC Parent’s Branch and the Family Network for Deaf … Continue reading 

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The Power of Fairies

by Lee Johnston We run through a similar bedtime routine every night in our house. After dinner and playtime, our two-and-a-half-year-old daughter is given a bath, followed by “milk and book,” as she calls it. Then she snuggles with either … Continue reading 

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Guide By Your Side Program Expands to Include Deaf Hard of Hearing Guides

by Kim Shauer My name is Kim Shauer and I’m a mom of two terrific daughters, Ashley (11) & Julia (8). Julia was born with a chromosomal condition, which began a journey I had never anticipated – into hearing loss … Continue reading 

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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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My Unilateral World; Hearing with One Ear

By Lisa Cable I was born with a unilateral, profound hearing loss. While the specific cause of my hearing loss has never been determined, it is clear that it’s genetic. My mother’s brother, mother & grandmother were all the same as me. … 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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