SPARC and Saskatchewan Learning
SPARC provides a family centered program. This means that parents are directly invloved in every aspect of the rehabilitative process. Parents and the SPARC staff work as a team to determine the current needs of the deaf or hard of hearing child and to find ways of meeting those needs. Often the relationship between professionals and parents changes when the child enters into a child centered program. SPARC attempts to assist parents make this transition successfully by providing them with the opportunity to express their fears and concerns. We also help teachers and other professionals understand what it means to have a hearing impaired child in their program.
Very often our children move from our program into their home school in a regular classroom. The teacher may have concerns about working with a deaf or hard of hearing child. SPARC in conjunction with Saskatchewan Learning offers workshops and school visits to aid in the hearing impaired child's transition.