Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
  • Beginning Monday, March 16 at 6 PM CST until Monday, April 6 at 9 AM the the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing will close. If you currently have materials checked out, please hold onto them until we reopen. We encourage you to use our online resources in the meantime.  For Events posted on the Calendar - please contact the sponsor to see if the event has been cancelled before you go. If you have questions, email dhoh@nashville.gov.

Parent Get-Togethers Online - d/hh/db children 0 - 5 years

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online - ZOOM Invitation
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Contact Name: 
Tracy Duncan
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 

Please join the online parent get-togethers this fall! We call this COFFEE BREAK.

The event meets online once a month using ZOOM. It is very informal and relaxed – just an easy conversation. Families often have questions they might ask. Below is a sample agenda, possible dates August – December, and speakers – topics.

These get-togethers take place online using ZOOM. You use your home device with a mic and camera.
ZOOM is free to install on your device. Visit to sign-up for a personal account. https://zoom.us/

The parent get-together is made-up of two parts:
• Guest Speaker: a brief chat, 20+ minutes
• Communication & Conversation: 20+ minutes

A sample agenda looks like this:
7:00 – 7:05 Greeting
7:05 – 7:30 Guest or Communication Skills
7:30 – 7:55 Guest or Communication Skills
7:55 – 8:00 Conclusion

Parent Get -Togethers Scheduled Thursdays at 7:00 PM CST

8.29 Donice Kaufman TN EARS - Emergency Alert Resources System for the Deaf

Communication Skills - Meaningful Safety & Emergency Vocabulary

9.12 Kayla Head Professional Deaf Woman: life experiences using hearing aids and cochlear implants Communication Skills - Meaningful Social -Emotional Vocabulary

9.26 Tina Regenwether Education Topics: Early Intervention and Transition 

Communication Skills - Keeping your child’s visual attention

10.17 Marc Hayes Mama Lere Hearing School: Educational Considerations for your child

Communication Skills: Developing auditory attention

10.24 Paula Wagner Local Education Agency (LEA) Outreach

Communication Skills: Developing visual attention

11.7 Vicki Powers Educational Audiology

Communiation skills - Meaningful Listening / Signed Vocabulary

11.21 Susan Jones Family Experiences: Raising a deaf daughter in a rural city near Nashville

Communication Skills - Meaningful Positive Behavior Vocabulary

12.5 ?
Aric Randolph / Beryl Corey Raising a Successful Child: self-esteem, spiritual / moral, and self-confident.

Communication Skills: Meaningful Conversation Vocabulary

Interested? Receive a notification and join the Coffee Break meetings YOU want to attend.

Contact Tracy Duncan to add your email to the notification list. t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

Sign-up on or before August 13th.

Notifications are sent one week before the get-together is scheduled.

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