Institute for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Haring

Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a FREE, two-week virtual program providing support and information for families of children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

 

The Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing will have a new format for 2021.

This year’s event will be a two-week virtual program for parents of children ages 7 and under who have a significant hearing loss.

 

It will take place via Zoom from June 7-18.

Participating parents and caregivers will attend daily lectures by experts in the field to learn about raising a child who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Lecture topics include:

•  Child development

•  Types of hearing loss

•  Language development

•  Communication choices

•  Hearing aids and cochlear implants

•  Deaf culture

•  Language development

•  Parent rights

•  School programming

There is no cost for families to participate.

IPads will also be available to check out at no cost for families without the right technology to participate from home.

For more information about the Institute and to enroll, contact the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) at (800) 322-3722 or DSCCInstitute@uic.edu.  If your child is enrolled with DSCC, please contact your Care Coordinator.