Spring has sprung and there is a freshness in the air. POPDHH's new website is interactive and invites you to post your videos, best work and more. We'll keep you updated on the "latest and greatest" Outreach services including our lending library, lending apple laptops and iPads. Indulge and dive into our website. Enjoy the surf.
We recognize there are many areas of your child's life that are impacted by their hearing loss. The Outreach Program strives to address, support and meet the unique communication and learning styles of your child. We will encourage them to become responsible contributing members of both the Deaf and hearing communities.
The Outreach Program has lots of opportunities that will help engage, reward and invigorate educators while you work with some of BC's best and brightest deaf and hard of hearing students. We can help you develop the right skills to help build a brighter future for our students.
Dear POPDHH Friends,
POPDHH Office will be closed during the summer break. Check back in on September 4th for exciting news and updates POPDHH has in store.
We wish everyone a wonderful summer and look forward to getting back in touch in September.POPDHH Team (minus John, who will join us in the Fall)
Click on the YouTube link to view:
Did you know that Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth under the age of majority can register for a Video Relay Service (VRS) number in Canada?
Yes, in fact, a Deaf child under the age of majority can register to use SRV Canada VRS with the written authorization of their Parent or Legal Guardian. Here’s the link to FAQ #3 where you can find the Parental Authorization Form and explanation as in how to submit the application : https://srvcanadavrs.ca/en/vrs-faq/
Registration occurs in the SRV Canada VRS app, so you must download the app first. To get started, go to www.srvcanadavrs.ca and scroll to bottom of page and click on the icon of the app you’d like to install. Then, as part of the registration process, you must indicate you are registering a Deaf child who is under the age of majority. By doing so, we will automatically email a Parental Consent form to the email address provided in the registration form. If you have any questions, the Customer Service can help you and your child learn how to enjoy using VRS : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, come and join our FB Group to keep up with Canada VRS’ news!
Attached is our ASL Database. We are continually monitoring how we provide you with resources and things this year will be changed sporadically over the school year as we update them. Your feedback is warmly welcomed and can be sent to POPDHH Team.
A special online, interactive workshop for BC teachers with Auditory Sciences to showcase Interact-AS setup.
NEW: Session recordings and handouts have been uploaded to our website. Click here for more information.
Who is it for?
Special Education Providers who work with children that have hearing loss (while special consideration will be provided to Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDHH), Learning Resource Teachers who fulfill the role of TDHHs and provide support to students who are DHH are also welcome to apply).
We are piloting a mentorship group for Educational Assistants (special consideration will be given to EAs who are currently working with a student who has a hearing loss, but anyone with an interest in deafness should apply).
UPDATE: EA Mentorship program has now closed for registration with a wait list in effect. We encourage you to apply in two years.
* All modes of communication are supported in this group!
Please promote and endorse this new program widely in your home districts! Click here for more information.
POPDHH has purchased Interact-AS Professional Edition, a transcription software, for the use of any TDHH or school wishing to try out this technology with their Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Visit our webpage for Interact-AS
This fun video was produced by the staff of the British Columbia School for the Deaf Spring Concert that took place on May 7, 2015.
Click here for more information and registration forms