TDHH Resource Blog

Thursday, June 04, 2009

SD #35 Langley, Hearing Resource Teacher

Following is the link to an external posting for a full-time Hearing Resource teacher for Langley. The ASL fluency requirement is not applicable as the students are oral hard of hearing.

Thank you,

Kathy Simpkins
District Hearing Resource Teacher - Secondary
SD #35 - Langley
4875 - 222nd Street
Langley, BC V3A 5Z7
604-532-0188 local 394
ksimpkins at

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Vancouver Oral Centre Is Sponsoring a Free Workshop:
Parent and Child Advocacy and Tools for Living by Judith Simser, Cert. AVT

This session will address the critical partnership between parents and professionals and discuss how parents can develop their own and their child’s effective advocacy skills. Reinforcing children’s independence, their responsibility in accessing information and techniques to improve social and communication skills will also be highlighted.

Judith Simser, is an internationally acclaimed speaker on the education of children with hearing impairment. Judith recently spent a year in Singapore where she trained Auditory-Verbal therapists from South East Asia and developed the Listen and Talk program, an auditory-verbal program in Singapore. She has presented and continues to consult in numerous countries throughout the world. Judith is a founding board member and past president of Auditory-Verbal International and has many awards and publications. She is the parent of a son who is profoundly deaf who has earned an MBA and is a practicing lawyer.

October 25, 2008
9:00 to 12:00
Vancouver Oral Centre
3575 Kaslo Street

Please Note Language interpreters will be provided on request. We are unable to provide childcare

The VOC would like to acknowledge the support of the following organizations
CAEDHH-BC and Oticon

Please RSVP by October 9, 2008
Phone: 604 437 0255

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Contract with PRP-AO not happening

Pam asked me to post this: A message from Suzanne Bailey, which explains that she will not be taking a contract with the PRP-AO.

Pam Guilbault
Itinerant Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frank Hobbs Hearing and Vision Center

Monday, April 28, 2008

CAEDHI - Who's Who
(email addresses; @ replaced with 'at' to try to cut down on spam)

NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Susan Sanger, Student Support Services, SD #23 3770 Elliott Road Westbank, BC V4T 1W9 ssanger at

PAST NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Patricia MacDonald, CTD Manitoba School for the Deaf, 242 Stradford Street Winnipeg, MB R2Y 2C9 pmacdonal at

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR: Mary Jo Marsden, Newfoundland School for the Deaf, 425 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 5N7 mmarsde at

MARITIMES: Sue Purney, CTD Edith Cavell School, 125 Park StreetMoncton, NB E1C 2B4 sue.purney at

ONTARIO: Tracey Brown, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic DSB, Nicholas Mancini Centre, 44 Hunt Street Hamilton, ON L8R 3R1 browntr at

MANITOBA: Nancy Schenkeveld, CTD Winnipeg School Division, 700 Elgin Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3E 1B2 nschenkeveld at

SASKATCHEWAN: Sarah Palaniuk, 1401 – 431 3rd Avenue, North Saskatoon, SK S7K 4Z3 palaniuks at

ALBERTA: Sharon Jones, 112 Hampshire Close Calgary, AB T3A 4X9

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Judy Chrastina, BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, 15220 92nd Avenue Surrey, BC V3R 2T8 jchrastina at

NATIONAL TREASURER/SECRETARY: Maureen Clarke, CTD 1083 Calverhall Street North Vancouver, BC V7L 1Y4 mclarke at

MULTI MEDIA INITIATIVES COORDINATOR: Barry Imber, CTD (UK and Canada) Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA), 5940 South Street Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 barry.imber at

Wednesday, March 05, 2008



Hosted by School District #39 (Vancouver)
Co-sponsored by the BC Provincial Outreach Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

8:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 Welcoming Remarks: Catherine Remedies, Director of Instruction, VSB

9:00 – 10:30 Inclusion: Positive Team Building Dynamics, K. Priestley, Ph.D and Nancy Schenkeveld, M. Ed.

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:15 Student Panel: Jaret Kalfki – Grade 11 Cranbrook
Felicia D’Mato – Post Secondary
Bowen Tang – Grade 12 Vancouver
Nicole Musey – Grade 10 Prince George
Facilitator – Jessalyn Adams, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vancouver

12:15 – 1:15 LUNCH

1:15 – 2:15 Positive Inclusion in Action - Lisa Cecile – Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Laurie Klecker, Visual Language Interpreter, Vernon School District

2:15 – 3:15 Updates

Registration Form

Name: __________________________________________________________
School District: ____________________________________________________
Position: _________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Phone: __________________________________________________________
Interpreter provided

Come early and enjoy a Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45
Lunch Included (vegetarian friendly)

Cost: $50.00 Space is limited. Please make cheques payable to: TDHH Vancouver

Please send to:
Gitte Manniche
5624 Eagle Court
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4T9
Email Contact: Aleeta Grant - aagrant at

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Simulation of how loud music damage hearing

If it's the one I'm thinking of it's off the Sensimetrics website.

It's really quite good. Sue

Monday, January 14, 2008

Deaf Characters in adolescent literature
I have been researching the portrayals and perceptions of Deaf Characters in adolescent literature and over the last year I have started publishing a newsletter and blog which assists in recommending books with Deaf Characters in adolescent books.

Each time I give a presentation about my research, students and educators continually give me feedback that I need to let the schools for the deaf know about my site. I am hoping that you will share this email or my blog site with your teachers and librarians so that they may assist young people in selecting interesting books with deaf characters.

The Blog includes a '100+ and Counting' post which currently includes 167 contemporary books with deaf characters, and features book reviews and interviews with over twenty authors since May 2007.

The Blog/newsletter has been featured in newsletters and on websites including:
School Library Journal A Fuse #8 Production Review by Elizabeth Bird, a librarian who has served on Newbery and written for Horn Book (September 27, 2007) Deaf Characters in Literature Blog (website post August 26, 2007

Sharon Pajka-West, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Literacy
Gallaudet University
Check out my blog on Adolescent Literature with Deaf Characters!