May 2016 Indy Kids' Directory

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    Babies are such amazing creatures! They begin life with only cries and kicks, and before we know it they are walking and talking. The process of how children learn language has been of interest for centuries. There have been all kinds of theories on how children seem to move from being blank slates to holding conversations in a few short years, especially when it seems to be so difficult for adults to learn a second language in that same span of time. Part of the answer is that children seem to be pre-programmed to look for patterns in the information they hear and to attach meaning to those patterns. There is even evidence that hearing in utero leads to recognition of sound patterns for newborns!

    When the same combination of sounds seems to happen frequently and be connected to direct adult attention, that pattern gradually becomes recognizable to the baby as her name. Babies recognize general patterns of rhythm and pitch first, from the classic uh oh! as an object drops to the patterns of peek-a-boo! Infants begin to recognize their names, as well as mommy and daddy as early as 6 months of age long before they are able to say them. It is a process that happens with such regularity that we begin to see it as ordinary! But what do we do when it doesnt happen that way?

    Hearing loss is the most common issue at birth and one that often changes over time. In fact, most children have some degree of hearing loss during their formative years, usually from recurring ear infections. But when children cant hear those early patterns in speech, or if they hear them inconsistently or in an altered form, their language development can suffer. A hearing loss that remains undiagnosed and untreated can result in a permanent language gap that will affect social skills, literacy, and academic

    progress long-term.

    Even a hearing loss in only one ear has been shown to increase the likelihood of repeating a grade in school tenfold.

    So whats a parent to do? Pay attention to any concern about your childs hearing, and follow up! The first report you will get is the newborn hearing screen through the states Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program (EHDI). You get lots of paperwork when you have a newborn, but this screening report is important! Pay attention to that screening report, and if your child does not pass, follow up right away! Pay attention to your babys responses to words and sounds, and ask your doctor (early and often) if you have a concern. Pay attention to the symptoms of ear infections, and follow through consistently with your doctors directions. Dont be afraid if your child needs amplification current technology in hearing aids has come as far as cell phone technology! They even have remote controls and Bluetooth connections (not to mention cool colors and decorations from Mickey Mouse to Spiderman)!

    May is National Hearing and Speech Month; it is the perfect opportunity to take another look at your childs language development. If you have a concern, make an appointment to get your childs hearing screened today!

    Teri Ouellette, MS Ed, LSLS Cert AVEdPresident

    St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

    SPoTlIgHT

    Education

    The Hearing Language Connection

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    I started Hannah in our lil Dragon Program when she turned 3 years old and kept her there until she turned 6, when I moved her up into our Basic Karate Program. Four year later she had earned her Black Belt and I took her to okinawa, Japan as her reward for 7 years of hard work. For the past 6 years she has continued to train and teach as a Black Belt! She is now employed as an instructor at our school and at 16 years of age, she has 13 years of Karate training under her belt. The life skills that she has learned from karate training will last her a lifetime as will the life Protection skills that have now become second nature. Her ability to follow directions and lead other students will transfer well in the real world.

    Hannah has also participated in volleyball, soccer, basketball, dance and guitar. She is a well-rounded

    young woman and is also involved in her church; doing mission trips and volunteer work in her community.

    Hannah knows that she may participate in any activity that we can afford and that the only rule we have is that she cannot quit an activity until the season or session is over. Quitting is not an option!

    As a junior in high school she is anxiously waiting to graduate and continue her journey into adulthood.

    Whatever she decides to pursue, I know that she will be successful. She has proven to herself that if she works hard, she can accomplish anything!

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    Monday Thru Sunday Multiple DaysJim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids 5 and under eat free 2301 Conner St.773-3288 Noblesville

    PaPa Roux 8950 E. 10th Indy 603-9861 Nightly after 4Perkins 250 Noble Creek Dr. Noblesville Monday Thru Wednesday 4 to close 776-2800

    Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St.Noblesville 770-5280 Tuesday and Wednesday Quiznos 14300 Mundy Dr Noblesville 7 days a week 4 to close dine in only 773-7041

    The Original Pancake House 3 Free Pancakes for children 7 and under with adult entre purchaseMonday through Sunday at Noblesville, Fishers, and Indianaopolis locations Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville Kids 7 and younger eat free everyday.

    Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 centsWuzzlers Grill and Spoon Greenwood 884-9468 Kids eat free w. adult meal Monday-Friday

    MondayChick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330

    Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy and Fishers In. Free kids meal with adult meal.Roscoes Tacos Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal.

    Mexico City Grill Fishers 11653 Fishers Station Rd 577-1900 Mexican City Grill Indy 8028 S. Emerson Ave 884-4901

    Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr.596-9810 Fishers 5-9Texas Road House Fishers 12950 Publishers Dr. 585-5020 Family Night 1.99 Kids Meal

    Culvers Kids NightFishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm andIndy 71st and Georgetown Every Monday, 5:30 8:30 pm

    Face Painting Balloons and Clowns Tuesday

    All area Fazolis 99cent Kids meals Tuesday evenings 5-8 call for details.MacKenzie River Pizza Carmel and 82nd St Castleton 564-4211 and 288-0609

    Scottys Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204CR Heroes 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers 576-1070 5-p Face Painting & Balloon Animals

    Cancun 6714 E 82nd St, Indianapolis 578-7054Chick Fil A Avon Rt 36 Family Night First Tuesday each month from 5:30-7:30

    Chick Fil A Noblesville Family Night First Tuesday of each Month from 5-8pm 773-4100Chick Fil A Carmel 14647 US 31 North Family Night each Tuesday from 5-8pm 815-9465

    Hellas Caf 8501 Westfield Blvd 257-6211 IndyChampps Indy Northside 8711 N. River Crossing Blvd. 2 children eat free with 1 adult meal all day TuesdayBob Evans Family Night from DJ 6-8pm One kid eats free with adult meal purchase. Greenwood In

    Perkins Castleton East 82nd St. Indy 842-9447 4-9Joes Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590

    10-01 Food & Drink Broadripple Kids Eat Free Tuesday with purcahse of adult meal. Call for Details

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    Tuesday Con't.Cheese Burger In Paradise South Indy 883-4386

    Patriot Grill Restaurant 1265 N. Madison Greenwood 851-8252 Kids Eat Free and MagicianTeddys Burger Joint 222W.Southport Rd Indy 893-2791

    Thr3e Wise Men Brewery 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Indy 255-5151Max and Ermas Carmel and Greenwood 705-3988 and 882-4477

    Max and Ermas Carmel Free Kids Meal with adult meal.Panda Express 17055 Geist Pavilion Dr. Fishers 5-9, 770-9684Bob Evans all area locations. Kids meal free with adult meal.

    Teddys Burger Joint Southport Rd. Free kids meal w/ adult meal 5 to 9 evening.Chilis Grill and Bar Greenwood & E 82nd St. Two free kids meal with each adult meal.

    Joes Shelby St Diner 783-9590 One kids meal free with adult purchase 5 to close.Thr3e Wise Men Brewery Broad Ripple Kids eat free on Tuesday with VIP Club Membership.

    Detour American Grill Fishers In. Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday and Thursday.Wednesday

    Michaelangelos 550 Westfield Rd Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Johnny Rockets Greenwood Mall and Castleton Mall 881-6240 and 578-8015 5 to 9

    Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville In Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday and ThursdayJohnny Rockets Castleton Mall Kids meal free with each adult meal 5 to 9

    Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult PurchaseContinued Page 8

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