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Our New Ears, DeafHear and John Tracy Clinic Present
A Workshop Featuring Jill Muhs

Updated: 9th September 2015 Auditory Brain Development: The Foundation of Listening, Language and Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss 2015



Listening, Language and Speech:
Parents Bring It Home.


Friday 6th & Saturday 7th November 2015

Portlaoise Heritage Hotel,
Jessop Street, Portlaoise Town, Co. Laois

Bringing It Home: Families Make It Happen


  • Registration and check in from 5pm
  • Wecome from Our New Ears and DeafHear
  • Dinner
  • Welcome from Jill Muhs
  • Evening entertainment including entertainer, arts and crafts and play.


  • Family Interactions: A No-Cost, No-Appointment Approach to Language
  • Tuning Your Ear: Daily Considerations for Fostering Listening and Speech
  • Parent Experience: Expanding Your Roles with Professionals and Programs

Parent Outcomes

After participating in this workshop, parents will be able to:

  • Identify natural opportunities at home to improve listening, language and speech
  • Initiate ongoing assessment to document changes in skills and success with strategies
  • Join with service providers to strengthen carryover to and from home

All places have now been filled.

Thank you to everyone who applied.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly:

Siobhán Egan, Family Resource Worker,, Pery Street, Limerick.
Phone/Text: 086 605 2205

Are you a Parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child?

Why not check out Parents Corner, DeafHear’s dedicated site
to providing information and support to parents...

Parents Corner on Jill Muhs is the Vice President of Programs at John Tracy Clinic (JTC) in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

For more information on Jill Muhs and The John Tracy Clinic visit


Jill Muhs

Jill Muhs is the Vice President of Programs at John Tracy Clinic (JTC) in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

She has more than 25 years of experience at JTC including parent infant, preschool classrooms, family education and graduate instruction. She supervises all direct service staff and is the lead collaborator for ABIs and other service models. In 2014 Jill spoke at Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) in Como, Italy and at Family Centered Early Intervention (FCEI) in Bad Ischl, Austria. She recently co–au–thored a paper entitled Sensory Integration Considerations for Children with Cochlear Implants. Currently Jill is also serving on the AGBell CA Chapter board, Training and Advocacy Group (TAG) board, and the Community Guidance Board of First Five’s Best Start Metro LA. Jill’s expertise in coaching parents of young children with hearing loss reflects JTC?s ongoing leadership in partnering with families. Line Break Image





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