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Lessons from the Old Lady

Lessons from the Old Lady

Indy Kids Directory is a resource guide for parents living in and around the Indianapolis area. Each month, SJI-Indy partners with Indy Kids Directory to put a spotlight on the great work our students and staff do every day. Our educators often share great tips for...

“What’s Next?” Parents of Children Who Are Deaf Look Forward.

“What’s Next?” Parents of Children Who Are Deaf Look Forward.

It’s time for Ask the Educator! This occasional post answers questions our parents/caregivers have about raising a child who has hearing loss. Today’s post comes from long-time educator Michelle Graham, MS, CED, LSLS, Cert-AVEd. She’ll admit she’s heard a lot of...

In Honor of Moms Everywhere….

In Honor of Moms Everywhere….

Let’s hear it for the mamas! *The mamas who were handed their hours-old baby with the news they had failed their newborn screening…and wondered what would happen next.*The mamas who sat at the Audiologist and struggled to understand what “bilateral hearing loss”...

Older Children and Study Skills…an SLP’s perspective.

Older Children and Study Skills…an SLP’s perspective.

Did you know St Joe’s works with older kids on specific tasks? “I love working with teens,” says Jeanne F, MSDE, MS, SLP-CCC, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd, speech therapist for 15 years. “I love my babies but older students have schedules, essays, timetables of their own. I...

The Educator Sez…. an Occasional Post for Parents.

The Educator Sez…. an Occasional Post for Parents.

It’s time for…The Educator sez! This occasional post addresses questions parents commonly have or areas our staff can clarify to help young children with deafness learn language. Today’s post is from our Director, Cheryl Broekelmann, MA,LSLSCert.AVED, and she focuses...

100 Holes for Hearing 5/6/19

100 Holes for Hearing 5/6/19

Freezing rain, blazing St Louis sun or an odd frost doesn't stop these guys from raising funds for children with hearing loss.  Your gift is 100% tax deductible and helps children find their voice.  Support your favorite golfer below!! Need to pay up?  Fill out the...

For the Love of St Joe’s – a story of hope

For the Love of St Joe’s – a story of hope

My name is Mariana and I would like to share our story.  Our son, Jack, is now 7 and that's him in the image above.  He was diagnosed with bilateral profound senso neural hearing loss at 7 months of age. I never could have predicted how we would end up here or I would...

KSDK features St Joe’s in special article

KSDK features St Joe’s in special article

KSDK featured SJI in a special United Way of Greater St Louis on 10-8-18.  The segment, part of a series on local partner agencies, interviewed educators, administrators and parents about the impact of our services on children with deafness.  Additionally, it...

National Family Literacy Day Nov 1st

National Family Literacy Day Nov 1st

Reading with a child is a wonderful experience -  everyone is all cuddled up and sharing the pictures, the words, and the story.  Lead Early Interventionist Michelle Graham, MA, LSL Cert AVeD, has some affirming words about this activity. "Reading with your child...

“Fund the Clinic!” Bourbon Tasting 10-17-18 @7pm

“Fund the Clinic!” Bourbon Tasting 10-17-18 @7pm

SJI's Young Friends Society is pleased to announce SJI's annual Bourbon fundraiser on Wednesday 10/17/18 from 7-9pm.  Hosted again at Naked Vine,  Bryan and his crew will offer four pours (and a little education) of bourbon, scotch, Irish whiskey and rye. The Young...