Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 24.11.14

HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS DEAF FRIENDLY FOR CHILDREN
With Christmas fast approaching, the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) in the UK has put together some top tips to help deaf children and young people feel more included at Christmas time.

The article gives families tips on how to interact with your deaf child at mealtimes, for people to be aware of background noise & lighting, how to adjust it to suit the individual child’s needs, and how to include deaf children and young people whilst watching television (subtitles) or going to a Christmas pantomime.

This is a great article to share with family, friends, and teachers etc.
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/communication/make_christmas_deaf.html

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR DEAF CHILD
The NDCS has also produced a guide to try to answer the many questions
parents have on how to best support their child’s language and communication
development, not only in the early weeks and months after the identification
of deafness following on from newborn hearing screening, but also as their
children grow and move into the wider world of pre-school experience and on
through formal education in the primary school years? Although it is written
mainly for families with an early-identified child, it is hoped that it will
also provide helpful information for families whose child’s deafness has
developed or been identified later. Where you see British Sign Language
(BSL) in the article, substitute it for Irish Sign Language (ISL)

A link to a pdf document can be found at the following:
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/family_support/communication/communicating_with_your_
deaf_child/

WANT TO MEET HOME AND AWAY STAR “SPENCER”.
Are you a “Home and Away” fan? Would you like to meet Andrew J Morley who is
better known as “Spencer” in the programme? You will be able to meet
‘Spencer’ at the Ballyphehane Community Centre in Cork from 2pm–4pm on the
10th of December. Tickets costs 10euro and are available to purchase from
the Centre between 4.30pm–6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are
a limited number of tickets available so book early!

All proceeds will go towards the Ethiopia Deaf Project. More information can
be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ethiopiadeafprojectambo

LAURA SADLIER FRESHMAN PRIZE & SOPHISTER AWARD
The Laura Sadlier Freshman Prize and the Laura Sadlier Sophister Award were
officially founded in 2014 in recognition of the outstanding contributions
made to the Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) by Laura Sadlier.

The Laura Sadlier Freshman Prize, an inscribed medal, is open to Junior
Freshman students from the Centre for Deaf Studies who have demonstrated
significant improvement in Irish Sign Language (ISL) proficiency and/or
cultural engagement with the Deaf Community.

The Laura Sadlier Sophister Award, an inscribed pen, is open to Senior
Sophister students from the Centre for Deaf Studies. The recipient of this
award will have demonstrated academic achievement, collegiality and
engagement with the Deaf community during the course of their studies.

Nominations may be made by CDS staff members, fellow students, or Placement
Providers. When completing the nomination please state which award you are
nominating the person for and also explain the reason why you think this
person should receive this award (include as much detail as possible). The
recipient will be selected by a panel consisting of two Centre for Deaf
Studies staff members and a member of the Laura Sadlier Foundation.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 12th December 2014. Awards will
be announced in mid-February. Nominations should be submitted to the
Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies by post, to Centre for Deaf Studies,
School of Linguistic Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College,
First Floor, 7-9 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2 or by email to
leesonl@tcd.ie

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FOR WASLI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
For sign language interpreters, don’t miss out the early bird registration
for the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) conference.
The conference will be held in Istanbul from the 22nd-25th of July & the
theme is “Human Rights: Where do Interpreters Fit In”. The rate includes:
registration, information pack, all conference meals, two social evenings,
and online access to proceedings & entry to the AGM. For more information,
go to www.conference2015.wasli.org

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND

Charity Number CHY20854

Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail kdrc@eircom.net
Website www.kerrydeaf.com
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KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.