Webinar for Parents of Children/Youth with Hearing Loss

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Do you know if your child has an Itinerant teacher at school or what Itinerant teachers do to support children with hearing loss?


Join us for a FREE webinar on May 13th at 12:00 PM

Learn about the specialized supports that itinerant teachers in our province provide to students (K-12) with hearing loss. This webinar will be a beneficial resource to parents and caregivers who have children with hearing loss. You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the Provincial Director of Programming for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) and learn ways to help support your child in school.



This webinar will be presented by Darlene Fewer Jackson who is Provincial Director of Programming for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD). In this role Darlene is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs and services.


Darlene holds a Bachelor of Education (87’MUN); Bachelor of Special Education (89’MUN) and a Master of Education (92’Special Education-Hearing Impaired from the University of Alberta). Darlene has had the opportunity to have a varied career in Education both in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador as well as Alberta. In Alberta she worked in a variety of classroom settings which allowed her to develop her skills in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language development and Literacy skills.  She has worked as a Provincial Consultant in the areas of Autism, Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Safe and Inclusive Schools at the Department of Education (Government of NL). Darlene has served as a principal and a Home-Schooling Coordinator for the Eastern regions of this province.


Darlene believes that every child deserves the opportunity to develop to their full potential. She also believes that we must do our best to remove barriers to ensure that all learners reach their goals. Having lived experiences of someone with hearing loss, she is very passionate about the field of Hearing Loss and Deaf Education. She continues to be an advocate for meeting the needs of children and youth with Hearing Loss.


Darlene works collaboratively with:

    • Itinerant teachers for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing;
    • The Audiology team at the Janeway,
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Association for the Deaf,
    • Canadian Hard of Hearing Association- Newfoundland and Labrador;
    • Coordinating Council on Deafness
    • Department of Education-Gov NL
    • Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) out of Halifax


For more information on other programs and services for child and youth provided by CHHA-NL click here.

To view previously recorded webinars on other topics related to children with hearing loss click here.

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