Category Archives: Families to Families

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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2017 AGM & Parent Evening

BC Hands & Voices Parent Evening & AGM Monday, March 6, 2017 7:00 – 9:00 pm Free to attend Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well Being Program #300-4211 Kingsway, Burnaby (Attend in person or call-in via Teleconference Line if … 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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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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Summer Get-Together 2016

Join us for a play day!   Whether it’s your first time coming to an event or you never miss a chance to socialize and catch up. Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 11:00am – 2:00 pm Grimston Park 19th Street at … 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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Fun Family Picnic 2016

WHO: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, BC Early Hearing Program, CHHA BC Parents’ Branch, Family & Community Services, Family Network for Deaf Children – Deaf Youth Today (DYT) WHAT: An event for deaf/hard of hearing children, their siblings and parents and … Continue reading 

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Coffee Night Gems: Hearing Levels, Decision Making & Hearing Aid Funding

By Kim Shauer Do any of these statements ring true for you?  We didn’t expect this. Our baby makes appropriate sounds back to us.  How can you tell me our baby has a hearing loss when they so clearly seem … Continue reading 

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