One of our favorite things at the Foundation is celebrating literacy in the lives of children who have hearing loss.
This past month FHSR started a literacy project to focus on the power of reading. Featuring local teenagers from Walter Payton College Prep High School’s National Honor Society partnered with Chicago teenagers who are deaf interpreting the books with American Sign Language, the students read books together that speak to the importance of inclusion and celebrate being different along with a few childhood favorites. With a focus on inclusion we have added captioning to the videos as well.
We hope that these videos will spark the love of reading in viewers’ households and encourage families to purchase the books to read along with the video series.
The FHSR literacy library will be released in 2021 and we cannot wait to share it with you! In the meantime, please enjoy this outstanding reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Walter Payton student, Sean and our ASL interpreter, Eduardo.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year,
The Staff and Directors of the Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation