TIME:  2:30pm - 4:00pm (EDT); 1:30pm - 3:00pm (CDT) - This presentation will be repeated on May 19th at the same time.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Todd Houston

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q8WJrby4TEOqrXCRG-aBBg

Parents play a vital role as the primary language facilitators for their children with disabilities. Perspectives on parenting roles, especially fathers, continue to evolve. For children with speech and language delays, parents have tremendous responsibility to implement communication strategies in the home. However, this isn’t always the case. This session will explore strategies to foster greater parent participation and support for learning and communication outcomes in children with hearing loss and other diagnoses.

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, College of Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Akron. He also serves as a speech-language pathologist and Listening & Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT) for the Cochlear Implant Program in the ENT Center at Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more than 25 years, his professional focus has been serving young children with hearing loss and their families who are learning to listen and acquire spoken language as well as providing aural rehabilitation to adults with hearing loss. Over the past decade, Dr. Houston has incorporated telepractice into his service delivery and continues to provide direct services each week, both in-person and through telepractice, to young children with hearing loss and their families.

He has produced three recent books through Plural Publishing: Telepractice In Speech-Language Pathology (2014), Assessing Listening and Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss (with Dr. Tamala Bradham, 2015), and Telerpactice In Audiology (with Dr. Emma Rushbrooke, 2016).
In addition, Dr. Houston is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 3C Digital Media Network and hosts the podcast, The Listening Brain, and cohosts, with Kim Dutro Allen, the podcast, Telepractice Today. The 3C Digital Media Network is a digital media company that produces innovative content for allied health and related professionals. The company was co-founded with Scott Palasik, PhD, and Tamala S. Bradham, PhD.

For more information or questions please contact Robert Hill, Statewide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant at 803-896-4462 or rhill@scsdb.org Join the SC Statewide Deaf & Hard of Hearing Educational Partnership Virtual via Zoom Click Here to Register Or contact Trent Tedder @ 803-896-8931 or trtedder@scsdb.org



Free tax help is right around the corner! WednesdayFeb. 10 and 24 are drop-off days. Make sure to call 901-278-9307 to set upp a 30 minute appointment. Call Deaf Connect if you have questions.


Free tax help is right around the corner! WednesdayFeb. 10 and 24 are drop-off days. Make sure to call 901-278-9307 to set upp a 30 minute appointment. Call Deaf Connect if you have questions.


Let's Join with Karen Putz's Webinar on June 26th at 2 p.m. in CENTRAL TIME. It will be voice and sign during the webinar session. Email Brenda.Boaz-Pond@nashville.gov to receive a FREE invitation to center the ZOOM webinar. The deadline is June 25, 2020 at 6 p.m.


K-8 kids and parents will visit booths designed by VBI labs and groups to build a neuron, touch real brains, and learn about cool science with a host of other fun activities.


Do you want FREE tickets to the interpreted performance of Seussical Jr.? Go to the Partnership Facebook page and comment and share for your chance to win 2 tickets!


FREE for families with children (6 mo. to 10 years) who are deaf or hard of hearing and their siblings.

Parents can have an evening together.

Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their siblings can enjoy pizza, snacks, and fun activities while they wait for their parents to return.

Registration is required. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PXSGRBQ

Deadline is  Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 by the close of business.

Read the flyer for more event details and learn who is sponsoring this event.



Statewide Outreach Workshop for Families, Professionals, and Community Members

The Importance of Family Involvement

Keynote Speaker: JoAnn Bennfield, Director

Gallaudet University Resource Center - South


Tennessee Schools for the Deaf - Nashville / Tennessee School for the Blind campus
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37211


Saturday, November 9, 2019  - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


8:00 – 10:00 – Onsite Registration
9:00 – 10:00 – TSDN Open House – Kim Baggett – light refreshments
10:00 – 11:00 – TSD’s Bilingual Education (approach / philosophy)
11:00 – 12:30 – TSD Bilingual –  ASL & English  – JoAnn Benfield – Importance of Family Involvement
12:30 – 1:15 – Reception – light refreshments / bring your own lunch
12:30 – 1:00 - 2020 Statewide Workshop – Stakeholders meeting (Board Room)
1:30 – 2:30 – Breakout sessions:

  • TN Hands & Voices – Parents / Professionals
  • Vanderbilt Deaf Ed. – Dana Kann – IEPs for families
  • Vanderbilt – Mama Lere Hearing School – Listening Spoken Language
  • TN Deaf-Blind Project – Danna Conn

There is no child care.


The Bible speaks of events that will happen as the return of Jesus draws near.
Jesus himself said the time is unknown, but there will be signs. We are entering into the age of fulfillment of the last days.

Do you want to better understand end-time prophecies? Do you want to better understand what the Bible says about the signs of the last days?

The Bible & Prophecy Conference welcomes you!
Join us at the Prophecy Conference at Victory Baptist Church, in Mount Juliet on
September 20-22, 2019
We are gathering some prophecy experts from across the U.S. to share with you.

The Deaf community is welcomed and invited. ASL interpreters will be provided.
Friday 6:30pm-8pm
Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday 8am-12pm
Our study and understanding of prophecy in the Bible always calls us to act righteously, pleasing God in the way we live (1 Tim 4:1-4).

The conference is free and no registration is required.