Join us for a panel discussion about how VOICE families are adapting during COVID.
Speakers: Pamela Aasen, Melanie Nainee Bortis, Geoffrey Broughton and Joey Green
Captioning will be available.
Here are some instructions on how to get set up for our online video call:
Speakers: Shawna Akerman, Rhonda Quesnel, Matthew Louise Wren
Join us for a webinar with speaker Dr. Connie Mayer.
Dr. Mayer is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, Canada where she works in the graduate programs in Education, Linguistics, and Critical Disability Studies, and is co-academic co-ordinator in the teacher preparation program in the education of deaf students. Prior to coming to York, Dr. Mayer worked for more than twenty years as a consultant, administrator and teacher of deaf students from preschool through postsecondary. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education and for the Volta Review, and a member of the editorial board of the American Annals of the Deaf and the Reading Research Quarterly. Her current research focuses on language and literacy development in deaf learners, early literacy and early intervention, cochlear implantation, bilingualism, and models of teacher education. She has presented widely on these topics both nationally and internationally as well as having authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. Her co-authored book, Early Literacy Development in Deaf Children, published by Oxford University Press was released in June 2015. In 2016 she was awarded the Sister Mary Delaney Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her work in teaching, research and service in the preparation of teachers of students who are deaf or hard of hearing by the American College Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
CEUs pending approval from AG Bell.
Attention all VOICE members, please join us for our AGM - Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 21st, 2020 from 2-4:30 pm. We will host the event on ZOOM.
It is important for you to attend as a member, this is where we vote in new Board Members, vote on policy and procedure changes of the organization and a time when as a member you can express your concerns or suggestions on how you would like our organization to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Please join us as we review the past year and make plans for 2021.
Hope to see you there! The AGM is only open to paying VOICE members (Individual and Family Memberships) in good standing we would like to invite you to register and attend.
If you haven't yet, please sign up or renew your membership.
Please note this event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm.
Speakers: Bronwen Alsop, Nada Benachim, Marie Casas, Jessica Malcew
Join us for a webinar about a collaborative approach in auditory verbal therapy/serviceswith Mila de Melo and Jane Peters.
Maria Emilia (Mila) de Melo, S-LP, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP), Audiologist, & Listening and Spoken Language Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. Mila has worked with infants & children who are deaf and hard of hearing & their families since 1992. In her work with the Toronto Infant Hearing Program, since 2007, she has been the Lead S-LP, providing family-centred therapy services to infants & young children diagnosed with permanent hearing loss.
Jane Peters, LSLS Cert. AVEd, presents workshops to support Itinerant teachers of children who are Deaf and hard of hearing, and has worked with the developers of the MVL/GRMMR programme. She mentors teachers and families to ensure children who are Deaf and hard of hearing are appropriately accommodated in their school setting, and works one on one with families who have chosen an auditory/oral, technology approach for their child.
CEUs pending approval from AG Bell.
Save the date!
VOICE Summer Camp 2021!
Join us for a fun weekend in August 2021 at Bark Lake Leadership & Conference Centre:
1551 Bark Lake Drive Irondale, ON K0M 1X0
Attending this two night weekend getaway will give parents the opportunity to interact and meet other families who have children with hearing loss and kids and teens have the chance to spend a fun-filled weekend together. Meals and accommodations are included in the registration cost, as well as:
*Must be a VOICE member to attend the VOICE Summer Camp! If you're NOT currently a Member but would like to be, click HERE.
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VOICE For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
P.O. Box 30045, Dundas Neyagawa