Category Archives: Advocacy

A Helpful Tool for People Supporting Your DHH Child

A note about this article- I’m writing this as a parent, this is just my experience and what’s helped us. It’s not an official Hands & Voices tool. It’s just a template I created because I thought it might be … Continue reading 

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Revisiting the Birds and the Bees: The Importance of Speaking Frankly to Our Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children About Their Sexual Health

By: Jennifer Gow In the early days of motherhood, my days were often focused on the here and now, putting one foot in front of the other to keep up with my children, and with the whirlwind of family life. … Continue reading 

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Supporting Deaf Children with Multiple Challenges: A Parent Perspective

This article first appeared in the Oxford University Press. Author’s note to readers: This was a difficult article to be asked to write as I have not personally lived the experience as a parent of a deaf child with additional … Continue reading 

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From Swimming to Swan Lake – Language and Learning Go Hand in Hand

By Brianne Braun Whether your child is deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing, chances are they will be involved in recreational programs at some point in their childhood. For our American Sign Language (ASL) using kids, we must ensure that … 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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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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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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