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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;

Hear Richard Einhorn Opening Session keynote speaker, a music composer who suffered sudden sensorineural hearing loss in 2010;

Attend a Symposium, Emerging Technology for People with Hearing Loss, moderated by the executive director of the CEA Foundation, Stephen Ewell;

Visit the Exhibit Hall with the latest technology for people with hearing loss; and

Attend Social Events including--
Thursday, June 26, Get Acquainted Party (GAP), sponsored by CaptionCall
Friday, June 27, Texas Swing, sponsored by Sprint CapTel, the off-site event at the historic Scholz Bier Garten with Texas BBQ and beer, live music by Hot Texas Swing Band, boot scootin’ lessons, and a chance to win 2 tickets on American Airlines
Saturday, June 28, Fiesta Banquet, sponsored by Contacta and featuring entertainment by Gael Hannan (comedienne), and music by Kenny Luna (bring your dancing shoes)
Sunday, June 29, Awards Breakfast and Ceremony sponsored by CapTel Captioned Telephone

Costs:

Single/Double - $154 + tax                             Double/Triple - 169 + tax

For more information see: http://hearingloss.org/content/registration

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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! 

Hosted at the Centennial Art Center, the event will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dress in your Derby attire, and ladies don't forget to wear your favorite hat! Patron Packages are on sale now! To purchase Patron Packages contact Kate Haygood at kh@bridgesfordeafandhh.org. For General and VIP admission please see below.

$75
General Admission $75: Admission for one Includes two drink tickets and food.

$125
VIP Admission $125: Admission for one. Includes four drink tickets, food, a commemorative Derby Day Mint Julep Cup, and an invitation to the Patron Party.

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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. Meet colleagues from around the globe to discuss the ever changing landscape of the field and effective measures to meet or exceed institutional expectations as well departmental and personal goals. In keeping with the “Access Always, in All Ways” Conference theme this year, attendees are encouraged to access information being presented at both Conferences, in all ways they can. We are asking that you take advantage of this outstanding opportunity while in a terrific location, the capital city of the great state of California.

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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

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with babies with hearing loss.

Registration: $129 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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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!

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

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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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!

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

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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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

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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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!

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

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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  • Learn how to plan effective auditory activities that make up a session.
  • Learn how to use a conversational approach in your activities.
  • Learn how to achieve multiple objectives with a single activity.
  • Learn how to set up auditory routines to focus on listening and spoken language.
  • Learn how to use different types of activities for different auditory objectives.
  • Earn ASHA CEUs!

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

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!