The Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
WHAT TO EXPECT:
PARENTS and CAREGIVERS
Participating parents and caregivers will attend daily lectures by experts in the field to learn about
raising a child with hearing loss. Other activities include meeting in small groups to discuss specific
concerns and connecting with other caregivers.
Lecture topics include:
Types of hearing loss
Hearing aids and cochlear implants
CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS (7 and under)
During the Institute, children attend classrooms overseen by experienced teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. They have the opportunity to receive hearing, vision, psychological, speech, language and educational evaluations as well as play with other children who have a hearing loss.
Siblings who are 12 and under are welcome to attend. Structured event and activities are planned daily for siblings. They will be grouped according to their age and provided lots of fun learning activities.
There is no cost for families to participate. Meals and housing are provided at no charge on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf.
2023 Dates to be announced
Illinois School for the Deaf, 125 S. Webster Avenue, Jacksonville, IL
The Institute is a one week program (Sunday - Friday) that provides support and information for parents
of children ages 7 and under who have a significant hearing loss.
2023 brochures coming soon
VIEW PAST INSTITUTE SESSIONS