The Barrington Broncos Hockey Players once again welcomed more than 40 children from the Child's Voice School to a DAY AT THE RINK. This is the second year that BHS hockey has hosted the children from Child's Voice at the Barrington Ice Arena.
The Varsity and JV players assisted the children in finding skates and getting dressed for the ice. They then joined the children on the ice helping them learn to skate and playing skating games with them. Once the skates were put away, the players joined the children in some special one-on-one reading time.
The Child's Voice is an oral deaf education school for children from birth through age eight who are hard of hearing to profoundly deaf located in Wood Dale. The children in this program learn to listen and speak using oral communication (talking instead of using sign language). The children either wear hearing aids or cochlear implants to access sound. The program provides habilitative therapy to help them learn to apply meaning to the sound they hear so that they can become effective communicators.
Once again, the children had an amazing experience. The teachers and students have again expressed their delight in the program and are looking forward to next year.
The Broncos became involved with Child's Voice when the coaches began coaching a graduate of the Child's Voice program at the Barrington Redwings Youth Hockey Club. Because of his
experience at Child's Voice, the young hockey player is able to fully participate in the same activities as his hearing peers.
More information on about the school is available at:
Once again, KUDOS to the Barrington Broncos who participated and thanks to The Child's Voice for allowing the children and Broncos to experience this wonderful event!