Benefits of ABC Parent CoachingBeginnings SC Parent Education Specialist and ABC Parent Coach Lisa Jolly shares why parents should participate in ABC Coaching.Lisa Jolly  • 06/08/22How can something so filled with joy be so hard sometimes? Parenting is tough and parenting a little one with hearing differences presents new and never before heard of challenges!…

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May 28, 2022 is Treacher Collins Syndrome Awareness Day in S.C.May 27, 2022This week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a proclamation marking May 28, 2022 as Treacher Collins Syndrome Awareness Day in South Carolina.According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by distinctive abnormalities…

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#TeamTuesday Feature: Kamili Belton February 1, 2022 Every Tuesday, Beginnings SC will highlight the professionals across South Carolina doing amazing work in their role to help deaf & hard of hearing children in our state reach their fullest potential! It takes an entire team (or a village, if you will) to provide families with the…

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#TeamTuesday Feature: Dakota SharpJanuary 2022Every Tuesday, Beginnings SC will highlight the professionals across South Carolina doing amazing work in their role to help deaf & hard of hearing children in our state reach their fullest potential! It takes an entire team (or a village, if you will) to provide families with the best support and…

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#TeamTuesday Feature: Aileen WelchJanuary 2022Every Tuesday, Beginnings SC will highlight the professionals across South Carolina doing amazing work in their role to help deaf & hard of hearing children in our state reach their fullest potential! It takes an entire team (or a village, if you will) to provide families with the best support and…

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#TeamTuesday Feature: Bambi ReedJanuary 2022Every Tuesday, Beginnings SC will highlight the professionals across South Carolina doing amazing work in their role to help deaf & hard of hearing children in our state reach their fullest potential! It takes an entire team (or a village, if you will) to provide families with the best support and…

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One of Beginnings SC’s Board members, Missy, has been Deaf since birth.  She and her husband, who is also Deaf, use American Sign Language as their primary mode of communication, as do their two children.  In November 2016, their oldest child begins to request an evaluation of his hearing because he was pretty sure he had…

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Reading is everyone's best friend! Reading Decreases Stress LevelsBelieve it or not, reading for at least 6 minutes reduces your stress levels by a whopping 69%.Reading Increases Empathetic ReasoningFiction has been found to develop greater empathetic reasoning in readers than nonfiction, so make sure you’re getting a good balance! Reading also helps children relate well to…

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It’s Monday and I have a home visit with a new family this week.  A new 6-year-old boy, “Shawn,” who is starting to show signs of struggling to learn to read.  This will be the Initial Home Visit, and it begins before my actual appointment time with the family.  Here’s a summary. Beginnings SC received…

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Corbin’s Story as Told by His Mom Corbin is currently five and a half years old. Corbin had health problems from a very early age. He has suffered from chronic ear infections and sinus infections. He has had 5 sets of tubes and had his adenoids out. At age three and a half, he had…

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Ah’Yania’s Story as Told by Her Mom When I got custody of my grandniece in 2009, she was 5 years old. She had been in the Department of Social Services foster care system since birth. According to the foster mother, she was not given much help to understand Ah’Yania. Ah’Yania had no form of communication…

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The Back to the Basics-Part 2 was about the uniqueness of students with a hearing loss.  Every child–deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing– is born with a different personality, different learning style, different genetic make up, and so on.  And that child is exposed to different experiences, different language models, and different parenting styles.  Added to…

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Hi, there.  Cara here.  It's IEP time in many districts across South Carolina and Beginnings SC has received LOTS of questions.  This is the first of several posts about what I call the "basics" of IDEA regulations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  One might hear me say "We serve lots of families and…

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  Almost 30 years ago, a group of parents in North Carolina met to discuss how to convince the schools to provided different learning environments for their deaf and hard of hearing children.  Many years later, there are a variety of different programs in NC meeting the individual needs of deaf and hard of hearing children–with spoken…

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Wednesday night we celebrated the official 1st Anniversary for our Board of Directors!  We’ve been working with families for well over a year, but we met at the beginning of September 2012, with Mary 9 1/2 months pregnant.  We mailed off our 501c3 application on September 18, 2012 and have been (I wish I could…

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Moving information around on the website and this won’t move properly, but we wanted to keep it on the site. December 2013: BEGINNINGS-SC received a surprise donation from the St. Andrews/Irmo Sertoma Club. Scott Davis – President presenting the gift to Cara.

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