Learning, bonding and biking for a cause
from The Kansas City Star
The Kansas School for the Deaf offered comfortable lodging for a couple of nights. The Olathe festivities were sponsored by the city's Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board. To read more of the article click here.
Register Now! 6th Annual 2015 KC Ability Expo
August 29, 2015
Overland Park Convention Center
To register and find out more visit:
2015 Nurses' Conference
4 of our KSD Nurses enjoyed a 3 day conference with The National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf. The conference was hosted by The Wisconsin School for the Deaf. To see the group picture featuring the Wisconsin Firebird Mascot and to learn more about your Health Center, click here to be directed to the Health Center's webpage.
Should All Deaf Children Learn Sign Language?
"Every year, 10 000 infants are born in the United States with sensorineural deafness. Deaf children of hearing (and nonsigning) parents are unique among all children in the world in that they cannot easily or naturally learn the language that their parents speak. These parents face tough choices. Should they seek a cochlear implant for their child? If so, should they also learn to sign? As pediatricians, we need to help parents understand the risks and benefits of different approaches to parent–child communication when the child is deaf. The benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks. For parents and families who are willing and able, this approach seems clearly preferable to an approach that focuses solely on oral communication." Click here to download the entire abstract.
Part C Service Providers -- Save the Date
Save the date for September 28, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to participate in the workshop:
"Strategies for improving communication development of young children with deaf-blindness"
Regular School Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.