ISRC Digital Update
January 2012
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Upcoming Events

~ Family Roller-Skating Party Sponsored by Illinois Hands and Voices on 1/14/2012 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Mainstreet USA Roller Skating, 23 West Streamwood Blvd Streamwood, IL 60107. Rink Phone: 630-289-8000. For more information: Phone: 630-697-3544 Fax: 877-350-4556 E-mail: [email protected] RSVP by January 10th, 2012

~ Hinsdale South High School Deaf Drama Club presents their funny family winter play: "Sleeping Handsome," Friday, January 27 and Saturday January 28, 2012. Time: 7:30 PM Cost: $5.00. For more information contact: Hershella Ashford at [email protected] 630-230-1698 (VP) or 630-468-4001 (Voice) HSHS - Little Theater (Entrance door number 8) 7401 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL 60561.

~ AEHI presents - "The Cutting Edge: Implants, Auditory Neuropathy, Literacy, Visual Phonics, and Cued Speech" professional development seminar that will benefit deaf services professionals and the children that they serve - as well as parents of deaf children and children with auditory neuropathy. Where: Hilton Chicago 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 When: Friday January 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM to Sunday January 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM. Please contact [email protected], call 847-850-5490, or visit the website if you have any questions about the event.

~ Strategies for Teachers in the Mainstream: Creating a Supportive Learning Environment for a Student Who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing Workshop – February 3, 2012 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Cost is $150 for the one-day workshop, handouts, morning/afternoon beverage and light snack. For more information contact Dianne Gushleff at [email protected] or 877.444.4574 x 133. http://www.cid.edu/ProfOutreachIntro/siueworkshops.aspx

~ MOMS NIGHT INN NORTH 2012....is to take place this year at the Holiday Inn - Itasca, IL from February 11-12, 2012. For registration or more information visit www.handsandvoices.org or 877-350-4556

~ Tools and Techniques for Assessing and Teaching Language Workshop – February 24, 2012 at the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. Cost is $150 for the one-day workshop, handouts, morning/afternoon beverage and light snack. To purchase the CID TAGS (Teacher Assessment of Grammatical Structures) kit for an additional $50. For more information contact Dianne Gushleff at [email protected] or 877.444.4574 x 133. http://www.cid.edu/ProfOutreachIntro/Workshops.aspx

~ March 1-3 for The Annual ITHI Conference in Springfield, IL. Information, call for speakers, exhibitors, and sponsor forms can be found at http://www.ithi.org/2011-09-14-19-10-25/2012-conference.html

~ MOMS NIGHT INN CENTRAL 2012…March 3-4, 2012 Springfield, Illinois. More information to come soon! www.handsandvoices.org

~ 11th Annual National EHDI/ Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference March 4-6, 2012 St. Louis, Missouri. http://www.ehdiconference.org

~ Deaf/Hard of Hearing Advocate of the Year – Tuesday April 17, 2011. Addressing, motivating, and fostering the need for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students to learn and USE self-advocacy skills. www.dhhaoy 176 West Banquets 1100 N.E. Frontage Road Joliet, IL 60431 Phone: 815.730.1060

~ Conferences especially for PARENTS and FAMILIES!
~ North of Eighty Conference for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss March 24, 2012 Rockford http://morgan.k12.il.us/isd/outreach_events.html
~ South of Seventy Conference for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss April 14, 2012 Mt. Vernon http://morgan.k12.il.us/isd/outreach_events.html
~ 6th Annual Family Leaders Conference Date: April 28, 2012 Location: Spaulding Pastoral Center, Peoria, IL. Featuring an exciting new presentation from Paula Kluth. Watch for Registration Information, coming soon!
~ Parent Infant Institute Illinois School for the Deaf June 10 - 15, 2012 Jacksonville, IL

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Contents

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. 10 Things That Are More Important Than Discipline
  3. Early Intervention - The Missing Link
  4. Deaf Dog at the Missouri School for the Deaf
  5. Santa Knows Sign Language!
  6. Tantrums!
  7. Discounted High Speed Internet for D/HH
  8. The Disadvantages of a One-to-One Paraprofessional
  9. In Our Library: Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom: Strategies for Supporting All Students Across Content Areas (book)

 

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10 Things That Are More Important Than Discipline

It’s easy to get caught up in "What do I do when..." or "How do I get my kid to..." and we lose sight of the bigger picture. The truth is that there are many things that are more important in shaping our children than the methods and techniques we use to modify their behavior.

http://www.positive-parents.org/2011/07/10-things-that-are-more-important-than.html

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Early Intervention – The Missing Link

Presented in this short video are many recommendations on how to reframe the terminology and approach used with parents of newly identified Deaf or Hard of Hearing children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ZqKMgXciU

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Deaf Dog at the Missouri School for the Deaf

The big man on campus is a one-year-old dachshund named Sparky. Sparky arrived in December and while he may be popular now, there was a time when he lived in a shelter and no one wanted to adopt him. That's because Sparky is also deaf. "When you ask the kids, 'What's special about Spark,' they'll say, 'Because he's like me,'" Garrison says.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/259201/4/Deaf-dog-adopted-by-school-for-the-deaf

Santa Knows Sign Language!

Tantrums!

A toddler has an intense desire to do things, but his mental and motor skills have developed more quickly than his ability to communicate. Because he doesn't yet have the verbal skills to express his frustration, he does so by throwing tantrums. But you should know that tantrums often come in two flavors: manipulative tantrums and frustration tantrums.

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/discipline-behavior/bothersome-behaviors/temper-tantrums/taming-toddler-tantrums

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Discounted High Speed Internet for D/HH

Project Endeavor is a program of CSD, funded by a two year contract with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This program focuses on providing deaf and hard of hearing Americans with access to broadband or high speed internet through discounted internet service plans and internet devices. Project Endeavor also provides an array of training materials and educational resources for deaf and hard of hearing people. For more information about Project Endeavor:

http://www.projectendeavor.com/AboutUs/ProjectEndeavor.aspx

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The Disadvantages of a One-to-One Paraprofessional

While paraprofessionals are very helpful, there are downsides to this intrusive assistance. The assistance of paraprofessionals can lead to student embarrassment, dependence and learned helplessness. All of these potential negative aspects can have an impact on a student's overall academic success and continued educational growth.

Read more: The Disadvantages of a One-to-One Paraprofessional | eHow.com

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In Our Library

Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom: Strategies for Supporting All Students Across Content Areas (book)

Summary: Brings together information about a wide range of diverse learners from PreK through high school, offering strategies and practices teachers can use to ensure that all learners succeed.

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**Remember our materials are free to borrow and will be mailed to you directly with return postage included. You are invited to take advantage of this extremely valuable resource. The library consists of an expanding collection of over 1200 items, including books, videotapes, audiotapes, test kits, and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, audiology, mental health, behavior management, parenting, and administration. For more information or to request a specific item, please call ISRC at (847)559-8195 or (800)550-4772, e-mail us at [email protected], or visit http://www.isrc.us **

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