On READ days, a deaf guest speaker brings to life the stories related to healthy habits and talks with the students about taking care of their hearing equipment, advocating for their communication needs, and living a healthy lifestyle through good eating and exercise habits.
Each child receives two books and a book-bag filled with helpful information related to hearing healthcare and encouraging a love of reading.
DEAR Day, Drop Everything And Read, promotes the importance of reading and achieving literacy goals. With today’s technology, deaf and hard of hearing children are achieving literacy levels on par with their hearing peers with the right type of support and a keen focus on literacy. By funding this program in Central and Southern Illinois, FHSR works to reduce the opportunity gap to successful literacy markers and place deaf and hard of hearing children on a successful school trajectory.
LITERACY LIBRARY VIDEO SERIES
One of our favorite things at the Foundation is celebrating literacy in the lives of children who have hearing loss. Which is why we recently started a literacy project to focus on the power of reading!
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Share the joy of literacy with a child.
Your donation to the EARS (education, advocacy, resources) Literacy Program is critical to bringing our services and programs to the children who need them most.