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Author Night with Jim Bombicino
November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
Speaker: Jim Bombicino
What: Virtual reading of “The Elephant in the Room”
Beginnings SC is pleased to host a virtual Author Night with audiologist and author Jim Bombicino on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. EST! Mr. Bombicino will read his book “The Elephant in the Room” on Zoom! This book reading is intended for parents of deaf & hard of hearing children in South Carolina, and the teachers who serve them. Parents who register by Oct. 15 will receive a free mailed copy of the book. Teachers who would like to purchase the book or parents who register after the deadline can order it at the following links:
Amazon – The Elephant in the Room
Success for Kids With Hearing Loss – The Elephant in the Room
About “The Elephant in the Room”
Skyler has a hearing loss. And he doesn’t feel much like talking today. No wonder-he keeps missing what his parents and siblings have to say, and it’s frustrating. Skyler’s little sister, Maizy, tags along on his morning routine and, with the help of her special friend, we learn that it takes more than hearing aids to help Skyler feel like talking again.
About The Author
Author Jim Bombicino began his career as an audiologist at the Austine School for the Deaf and later became a school psychologist. He eventually started consulting, serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students in a variety of educational settings. Jim has over 30 years of experience working in the field of education as an audiologist and school psychologist, and is now a hearing-aid wearer himself.
Very early on, Jim saw the value in serving the children in their classrooms, leaving his office and making rounds every morning. Soon he began making trips to reach out to those students mainstreamed in rural communities. Jim began providing family, group, and individual counseling, stressing the importance of empathy and self-advocacy for effective communication. Tapping his interest in theater, he wrote and performed a puppet show for young hearing students entitled “5 Ways to Say Good Day” which highlighted 5 things to keep in mind when conversing with people with hearing loss.
The Elephant in the Room is his latest effort to reach out to kids and their parents, this time with a colorful new picture book.