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:

  • Child development

  • Types of hearing loss

  • Language development

  • Communication choices

  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants

  • Deaf culture

  • Parent rights

  • School programming

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

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.

COST

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.

DATE/TIME

June 11-16 2023

LOCATION
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. 

 

BROCHURE

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MORE INFORMATION

To sign up or learn more information, contact DSCC at 800-322-3722 or dsccinstitute@uic.edu.  You do not need to financially qualify for this institute.  Visit their website:   https://dscc.uic.edu/ 

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