Parent Workshop- The Journey- Raising Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Event Title: Parent Workshop – The Journey- Raising Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids

Hosts: BC Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side, CHHA BC Parents’ Branch, Family Network for Deaf Children, Deaf Youth Today

The Power of Stories: Kim Sanderson (Communications Consultant and proud mom of a son who is Deaf) will draw from her experience raising a deaf son and hearing daughter to discuss the importance of identifying and reinforcing your child’s strengths as a means of developing a strong foundation for their life plan.

Language, Learning & Literacy: Charlotte Enns (Associate Dean and a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba) will provide information about how early exposure to language is connected to later learning and literacy development. Her main focus will be on sharing ways that families can reinforce their child’s language and literacy learning.

There will be lots of opportunity for discussion, to ask questions and share experiences in addition to these presenters. ASL interpreting & CART captioning provided.

$15 per adult includes lunch.
Childcare programs available for age group 0-5 and 5-12 year old deaf/hh kids $10/child. Parents to provide own lunches for children. Please see flyer for full details.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd

Location: South Slope Elementary, BC School for the Deaf – 4446 Watling Street, Burnaby

Link: Register @

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