Resources: Tools for Improvement
Assure Care in a Medical Home
Engage Families as Partners
Connect to Community Resources
Deaf Mentor Program (DMP)
WISHES Program: WI amplification loaner bank for hearing aids and FM systems
Ready...Set...Go: Ensuring a Smooth Transition from Birth to 3 to Special Education (webcast featuring Lori Witteman and Jill Haglund)
Assure Change is an Improvement
Continue Skill Building
Glossary of Terms to talk about hearing, causes of hearing loss and hearing aid devices.
Sponsored by a grant from the Verizon Foundation.
“Parents, caregivers, professionals, and members of the Deaf community recognize the need for a greater number of qualified professionals and improved service provision”
- The National Agenda: Moving forward on achieving educational equality for deaf and hard of hearing students (2005)
"Oliver was fitted recently with an FM System, loaned to us by the WISHES Program. Our providers were skeptical because he was so young and attended a daycare, not a school setting where they are typically used. However, Oliver's daycare teachers were so excited to share the profound changes they witnessed in him. The first day that he accessed sound through the FM he went from communicating sporadically in 2 word phrases, to speaking in 4-6 word sentences. He went from looking at other children for cues to know what to do, to following directions because he can now hear them. He went from being quiet at circle time, to full participation. With the benefit from the FM System, he quickly turned into a confident little boy!"
- Alicia Boeme, Oliver's mother