Author Archives: BC H&V

Growing Up in a Hearing and Deaf Family; Reflections of a Young Deaf Adult

An Interview with Levi Traxler So tell us a little about yourself.  I was born in a small town in Ohio, USA. I have hearing parents, and I’m the second of five children. My older sister is hearing, so I … Continue reading 

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Parenting Workshop Learning, Harmony & Fun: Parenting our Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:45 am to 3:00 pm BC School for the Deaf – Burnaby South Secondary 5455 Rumble Street Burnaby, BC Download Flyer here: ParentWorkshop2019Flyer Register here: https://www.fndc.ca/parentworkshop Barbara Desmarais, “The Parenting Coach,” has many years of experience … Continue reading 

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Turning Five – A Look Back As Our Daughter Graduates from Early Intervention Services

By: Rabab Albaharia My lovely daughter has turned five this year. At this age she has graduated from early intervention services, and after all the graduation excitement and the thrill of starting a new chapter of her life, I thought … Continue reading 

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Halloween Family Play Day 2019

UPDATE 9.30.2019: Our Halloween Family Play Day Event is now full, if your family has RSVPed and cannot attend please let us know as we will take a few more RSVPs onto a waitlist. Please email ckalchbrenner@cw.bc.ca Sunday, October 27th, … Continue reading 

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Sevak’s Journey

By: Simrit Judge My name is Simrit Judge and my son Sevak is 10 years old.  Sevak was born hard of hearing with additional needs. Throughout my pregnancy in Edmonton, we were unaware of any complications.  Doctors did tell us … Continue reading 

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Developing Resiliency Through Community Involvement

By Nicole Eich Our daughter Kathleen is 5. She’s a bright spark of a child – funny and engaging and curious. It’s been a joy to watch her grow, discover the world and see her interests develop. When we learned … Continue reading 

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2019 – Summer Play Days in BC Parks!

Summer Play Days in BC Parks! KAMLOOPS – KELOWNA – NEW WESTMINSTER Come and get together with other families of deaf/hard of hearing children. Bring your own picnic/snacks, lawn chairs/blanket and water gear if you want to get wet! Parents are responsible … Continue reading 

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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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Fun Family Picnic 2019

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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Hearing Loss, ADHD, Autism……Oh My!

By Lisa Bayko 2008 was an eventful year. Mike and I got engaged, and while planning our wedding we found out that we were expecting our first child, due August 1, 2009. Priorities shifted and marriage preparations were postponed as … Continue reading 

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