Education . Advocacy . Resources
FHSR believes in the power of Education and Advocacy so we work to create and fund unique education programs that help parents at each age & stage of their deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) child’s life. Literacy is the cornerstone of a deaf or hard of hearing child’s successful school experience. The Foundation works to foster a love of reading by encouraging parents to read to their child from birth and through our programs at key inflection points of a child’s education. Together in partnership with parents and educators, we hope to build a strong foundation for children living with hearing loss, ensuring every opportunity for DHH kids to achieve on the same level as their hearing peers.
From diagnosis to college our goal is to provide opportunities for families to learn to be their child’s best advocate and partner in their education.
Ages & Stages Program:
When your child has been diagnosed with a hearing loss there are many emotions and lots of things to figure out. FHSR was started by parents just like you and we continue to be a Board composed mostly of parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children along with the professionals that serve children living with hearing loss in Illinois. The goal of Ages & Stages is to provide the parents and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with hearing loss a roadmap to understanding what is happening at each stage of their child’s life, how to best support their child and education advocacy.
Distributing books to students with hearing loss and providing a video literacy library for deaf and hard of hearing kids
Providing resources to parents from birth through the college years. Visit our Ages & Stages pages to find actionable resources and information to help you and your child on your journey.
Staffing to ensure cochlear implant families have support
READING: IT'S MORE THAN JUST WORDS ON THE PAGE
In a recent blog post, FHSR Associate Board Member Haley Gubbins provided some helpful reading strategies to engage your child and provide them with even more language!
- Start with the cover.
- Talk about the feelings!
- Really look at the pictures.
- Act it out!
To read Haley’s complete article, click the button below.
HELP US PROVIDE RESOURCES TO FAMILIES
Give your gift today. From birth through high school, kids with hearing loss experience unique challenges. Together, we can provide the educational programs these families need.