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August 2017 Digital Update

Behavior Tip of the Month


C I C O    (Check In Check Out)

What is it?

CICO is daily checking in with an adult at school using a goal sheet.  Teachers provide feedback on the sheet throughout the day, students check out at the end of the day with an adult, and the student takes the sheet home to be signed, returning it the following morning at check in.

Why would you use it?

When a student is completing little to no work, not doing homework, not participating, has emotional issues, attention or impulsivity issues, poor organization, is exhibiting behavioral problems, or demonstrates low motivation and effort.

But did you know that it can be used at home in a less formal way?  A parent can check a student out at the end of a school day or before bed to go over how his/her day was and to discuss what could have been done differently for the child to have had a better day, and to provide encouragement to try again tomorrow!

Click here for templates and more examples, or contact ISRC for more information.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sign Language Classes at the Chicago Hearing Society
Six-week Level One and Level Two Sign Language Classes
Wednesday Nights, August 23 - September 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sign Language Classes will be held across the street at 
2032 N. Clybourn in the Polk Conference Room

Click here to register

Questions? Contact
[email protected] or 
773.248.9121 ext. 307
ISD August conferenceThe Illinois School for the Deaf Statewide Conference will be August 7, 2017 in Jacksonville, IL featuring keynote speaker Michelle Mendiola, Youth Program Coordinator and Domestic Violence Advocate at Chicago Hearing Society. This event is FREE! Click on the flyer for more details.

Click here to register
Barnes and Noble will be hosting an ASL story time of the summer at their Deerpark store
20600 N. Rand Road
Deerpark, IL
August 12, 2017
11:30 - 12:30
Featuring storyteller Wendy Adams

Click the flyer to see more!
C.A.R.T.E.R.'s Silent Weekend
August 26 and 27, 2017
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Please register by August 1.
Click the images below for more details or for a registration form.
Click the links below for more information and for the forms to sign up for this event
Flier--Illinois Deaf CampersDeaf Festival
Riis Park
August 5, 2017
10:00 - 6:00
Lunch and Dinner included!
Click the flier for more details.
Join the Work of IAD
Illinois Association of the Deaf is seeking individuals who would be interested in getting involved with one of their committees. Both Jr. IAD/Deaf Youth and Education Strategy Team need volunteers. 
Contact eb[email protected]
Blind and Low Vision
FREE music and art classes for blind and visually impaired children ages 2 -6. Children will play instruments, sing, move, create, and learn with fun, hands-on activities. Healthy snacks offered.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
12 N State Street, #1050, Chicago

August 5--Instruments and Movement

Classes will be led by Rebecca McLane, early childhood teacher with over 25 years of experience, and Bill Gree, Blind Association's Youth Program Manager.

Sign up by calling 312-236-0808 or email [email protected]
Camila Chiriboga, a graduate of the Parsons School of Design, has created a clothing line for visually impaired consumers.
Read about her achievement by clicking here.
Read to the Top
For blind and visually impaired student under the age of eighteen, Read to the Top rewards students for their summer reading. When a student finishes a large print, audio, or braille book, he or she can fill out a postcard with the book title and contact information, drop the postcard in the mail to Blind Service Association (free matter for the blind postage is provided), and be entered to win a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. Postcards will be available at local libraries and by request. BSA wants to encourage reading among blind and visually impaired youth.
For postcards, rules, and more information, contact Bill Green at 312-236-0808 or e-mail [email protected].
Characters from Disney's MadagascarThe Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will offer an audio-described, ASL interpreted performance of Madagascar on August 20. Touch-tour begins at 9:30 AM; performance at 11:00 AM. For more information, contact Bill Green of the Blind Service Association at [email protected] or 312-236-0808.
New to the ISRC Library
Book cover for The Cookbook for Children with Special Needs
Disability affects the whole family. The ISRC library has several books to support children who have siblings with special needs. These are two examples of the resources the ISRC can provide. Explore the catalog for more!
Book Cover: Deaf and Hearing Siblings in Conversation
Contact [email protected] to request either of these items or any other resource in the ISRC library.
The ISRC library consists of an expanding collection of over 1,200 items, including books, DVDs, CDs, test kits, and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, blindness, mental health, behavior management, parenting, and administration. The catalog can be accessed via the Library Page of the ISRC website. Free LibraryWorld apps are also available for iPhone, iPad, and Android users. After installing the apps, set the Library Name to ISTAC. No password is needed.

ISRC library materials may be requested by contacting [email protected] or by calling 847-559-8195. We also accept requests by fax at 847-559-8199. All our resources are free and will be mailed to you with return postage included.

Check out our other newsletters:

ISRC Review highlights our activities, especially those of interest to parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Parent Connections contains parenting tips, resource information and news updates.

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