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January 2018  Family E-newsletter

Happy Retirement, Bill!!
Bill Hinkle has changed the lives of hundreds of children and their families. As the Business Manager at Child's Voice for over 17 years, Bill has helped to ensure not only the success of Child's Voice, but the success of each child that has attended our programs.  To read more Click Here.  Enjoy your retirement, Bill!

Recently Heard...
Alumni Success Story
Meet Ryne, Child's Voice Class of 2005.  To read about Ryne's journey,  Click Here!   
Visionary Voices
Read Dr. Michele's latest blog about setting goals for the new year.  
Click Here for  her full blog. 
Parent Resources & Updates
Early Intervention Program Update
In the Roscoe Village Early Intervention Program, our toddlers are learning about the 5 Little Monkeys theme, and parents are learning about using the listening first strategy.  In Wood Dale, our toddlers are learning about transportation.   We have 5 new families that have started in our toddler program in 2018!
The Baby Voices group has been using the "Baby Beats" program which the babies and families love. Check it out! 

Early Invention Educational Opportunities
On February 20th and February 24th, Child's Voice will host a parent advocacy training for parents and professionals in our Wood Dale location from 9:00AM to 2:00PM.  P lease  Click Here for more information. 

Does your child have a hearing loss?  Do you have questions about communication options, language development, amplification, social-emotional development and school programs? All of your questions can be answered in one place at a week-long program by the Institute for Parents of Preschool Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in June.   Click Here to learn more about the program.

Lovin' Literacy - Building Comprehension
Reading comprehension can be a challenge for students with a hearing loss due to vocabulary and language delays.  One way parents can work on reading comprehension at home is by asking questions after reading with their child:
  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • What is the setting?
  • What was the problem?  How did they solve the problem?
  • What happened at the beginning/middle/end?
  • Did you like the story?  Why or why not?
To learn more on reading comprehension, Click Here.
Audiology Update
Flow-med Medical Appliances recently announced a new product, DRY-SPACE UV, an electronic drying station for Cochlear Implants.  The new DRY-SPACE UV will be available in March.  

Mainstream Update
"D HH & College Bound:  Tips from Two Who Made the Leap"
Are your children preparing to transition to college in the fall?  Dane Seaver and Claire Scanlon (NTID/RIT students) share some tips on how to make the transition from high school to college.  Please Click Here to read their article.  

Social Work Corner
Are you looking for a way to teach your child how to take turns, reinforce bedtime routines, or prepare for new experiences, such as taking the bus? Perhaps a social story will help!  
What is a social story? Social stories are brief stories that can be used to teach children social skills, clear behavior expectations, reinforce routines, and prepare for new experiences. We are creating videos to lead parents through the process of making a social story to fit their needs. Click Here to learn how to use social stories to teach your child new skills and expectations. 
Fundraising Corner!
Did you know...
Facebook allows users to create a fundraiser that can benefit Child's Voice?  Recently, a father of a PI kiddo added one to his page, and Child's Voice received $450!  It simple, just click "fundraisers" in the menu, and search for "Child S School".

Donation Dish...Where are donations currently going?
Currently we are raising money for SMART Boards in each classroom.  Each donation that is received is going directly to their purchase.  We have 6 - ONLY 3 more to go!  Thank you for your support!  
We Need Your Help!
Volunteer at Child's Voice
We are seeking volunteers to help in the classroom, at lunches, and during recess. Please click here to see a full list of volunteer (and career opportunities). Thank you for your interest and support!

Community Education Night:  Everything College!  
Fusion is much more than an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6-12 - it's a revolutionary community of learning where positive relationships and one-to-one classrooms unlock the academic potential in every student and create opportunities for emotional and social growth.

On Thursday, February 1st from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fusion Academy in Oak Brook invites you to join  current parents, prospective parents, students, and community members for this evening of learning in a casual atmosphere.  Click Here for more information.

Developmental Diversity Resource Fair
Join Child's Voice, State Representative Deb Conroy and State Senator Tom Cullerton for a free fair to learn more about resources available to children with developmental disabilities and their families.  The fair is being held on Saturday, February 3rd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Glendale Heights Sports Hub, 250 Civic Centre Plaza.  Click Here for more details. 

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