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Caroline Carswell | Sound Advice

What is Sound Advice?


Sound Advice - formerly Irish Deaf Kids (IDK) - is an award-winning, for-impact venture geared to technology-supported mainstream education and living for deaf children and students.


Since 2010 in the US, 89% to 95% of hearing families choose a spoken language outcome for their deaf children (Teresa Caraway, PhD, 2012). Ireland’s ratio is similar, meaning children at mainstream schools need modern supports. Over 3,300 deaf children attend mainstream schools in Ireland in a reversal of previous policy (#statistics: NCSE and Dept. of Education).


IDK received Ireland’s eGovernment (Education) award in 2010 for achieving cross-sector collaboration, cost-savings and efficiencies through its service. For parents, educators, deaf people and others, irishdeafkids.ie is an online resource for guidance and discussion on good practice.

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