The Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a free one-week program for parents of children ages 5 and under who have a significant hearing loss. It takes place on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville from June 10-15. Participating families receive support and information on topics including child development, types of hearing loss, language development, communication choices, deaf culture, and school programming. See the institute’s brochure for more details and registration information.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.