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It's that time of the year--Come to the HLAA National Convention 2014 and mHLAA Convention 2014eet other people with hearing loss and attend communication-accessible workshops and sessions:

Over forty communication-accessible workshops and demonstrations on topics such as employment, advocacy, hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive technology, and relationships. There are also dynamic and interactive workshops for leaders of HLAA Chapters and State Associations;

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This is the 5th reunion for the TSD Class of 1942.  On Thursday, June 26th there will be tours of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, morning or afternoon.  On Friday night, a 2-hr Tennessee Riverboat cruise complete with prizes and dinner will board at 6:30 pm and return at 9:00 pm. On Saturday, there will be both morning and afternoon tours of the TSD campus.  Then Saturday night, there will be a banquet dinner at the Knoxville Marriott at 6:00 pm.  See contacts listed for questions and/or more information.

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On May 3rd, 2014, Bridges will start a new tradition and throw a Kentucky Derby Party, Nashville Style.  The Inaugural Music City Derby Day will be an afternoon to remember with mint juleps, finger sandwiches, fancy hats, stick horse races, live music and of course, complete coverage of the Kentucky Derby! 

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Please join us at the 2014 AHEAD Conference, being held in conjunction with the pepnet 2 Training Institute (PTI). We will take an in-depth look at strategies that disability services providers can use to increase opportunities to enhance access and engagement, while introducing diversified perspectives and directions at institutions of higher education regardless of office size or geographic location.

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  • Learn the advanced principles, concepts, and techniques of Auditory-Verbal Therapy as it relates to infants and toddlers.
  • Learn to assess infants/toddlers and formulate family-centered goals.
  • Learn specific auditory-verbal techniques for structured and natural environment activities that establish early listening and spoken communication.
  • Learn strategies and techniques for Parent Training.
  • Earn 0.6 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

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  • Learn how to plan auditory activities efficiently using a limited set of materials ("toolsets")
  • Learn how to use each toolset for varied auditory skill levels (e.g., pattern perception, word-level, connected language, etc.)
  • Learn how to use the same toolset for different auditory skill types (e.g., auditory feedback, discrimination, comprehension, etc.)
  • Learn how activity templates can simplify planning and preparation for large caseloads
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

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  • Examine the foundational auditory skills that can lead to higher levels of academic achievement
  • Learn to plan auditory activities that focus on these foundational skills while developing vocabulary, targeting spoken language and building curricular concepts
  • Connect specific auditory skills to connected spoken language used in academic learning e.g. explanations, discussions, and factual information
  • Learn how to plan a session that develops listening and spoken language using cross-curricular academic content
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

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  • Learn how CI differs from hearing aids; Expectations for children.
  • Learn how to interpret the processor map in terms of speech acoustics.
  • Learn how to use therapy to ensure that the CI is adjusted appropriately.
  • Learn how to customize auditory activities for children with a CI.
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

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  • Learn how children with hearing loss develop intelligible spoken language through audition
  • Learn about the acoustic cues for speech that are available for auditory-verbal development
  • Learn auditory strategies and techniques for developmental as well as remedial instruction
  • Learn a basic hierarchy of auditory skills specific to phonetic level development
  • Examine a variety of listening activities for varying stages of development, as well as strategies for generalization of skills
  • Earn ASHA CEUs!