SHED Project kicks off in SVG…

Good morning from sunny St. Vincent and the Grenadines!

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The SHED (Speech and Hearing Early Detection) Project has been busy since landing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).  Over the last two days, thirty-one participants including representatives from schools in Kingstown, Georgetown, and Bequia as well as representatives from the Ministry of Health and the police completed training about hearing aid care and use of SHOEBOX audiometey as audio-technicians. Subsequently, twenty students were successfully screened at the School for Children with Special Needs in Kingstown.  In addition, approximately 20 parents participated in a workshop about speech and language skills and strategies to facilitate development of those skills.

Screenings will continue at the School for Children with Special Needs today and we look forward to traveling to Bequia tomorrow for screenings at the Sunshine School.  More updates to follow as we spark on in SVG!

Participants completed hands-on practical training during the SHED Project training on use of SHOEBOX audiometey.

Participants completed hands-on practical training during the SHED Project workshop on use of SHOEBOX audiometey.

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