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Presented by: Marianne Huish, M.Ed.

Learning Objectives:

Supporting Children in Extra-Curricular Activities is intended to support parents and caregivers of children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing as they engage in extra-curricular activities…

· What does the environment look like (is it a dance studio? A soccer field?)

· What are common vocabulary words used in the activity (e.g. soccer: kleets, soccer ball, net, goal, positions of team members) and how can I help preteach important words and terms to my child?

· How can I support my child’s coach/instructor as they work with my child?

Presenter's Bio:

Marianne Huish is a Teacher of the Deaf in the kindergarten classroom at Sound Beginnings. She earned a master’s degree in communication disorders and deaf education at USU, with an emphasis in listening and spoken language. Prior to teaching in the classroom, Annie was a practicum supervisor through USU’s endorsement program, where she taught SLPs and Special Educators listening and spoken language strategies used in teaching children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Annie also enjoyed stepping in occasionally at Sound Beginnings in roles that included teaching in the classroom setting. Annie and her husband enjoy raising their three young children in Cache Valley. They love gardening, hiking, swimming, and recently started recreational soccer. When asked what is important in her life, Annie will always say family and teaching are what matter most to her.

This presentation is most relevant to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing who use listening and spoken language and the professionals that serve them. All are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT

11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Live captioning will be provided

Questions about this webinar: contact Lauri Nelson. Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Gunnar Thurman

Once you have submitted the registration information, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address with additional webinar participation/login information. Please contact Nicole Jacobson if you have not received a confirmation email two days prior to the webinar.

This webinar platform will be via a Zoom link. Once you have registered for the webinar, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Please make sure the Zoom account you will be using is up to date. More information on how to update your account can be found here: Updating Zoom

Register here: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bwGHICoEMKDlBuS

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Presented by:  Amy Szarkowski, Beth Jones and Jennifer Clark.

Abstract/Description:

Fostering Joy brings together family members and professionals with the shared aim of finding, promoting, and celebrating “the joy in the journey” among families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), including children who are deaf with disabilities (DWD). This presentation, conducted jointly by a parent leader and two professionals, will address why it can be difficult for service providers to broach the topic of “joy” with families and some strategies for doing so. It will highlight some of the science of joy and associated states, such as gratitude and mindfulness, as well as discuss why a “focus on joy” is beneficial for families and the professionals who work with them. Further, the presentation will provide suggestions for supporting families in finding and cultivating joy in their everyday experiences, even – or perhaps especially - during challenging times.

As we strive to further grow an inclusive and inviting movement for all who are privileged to work with and know children who are DHH or DWD and their families, we invite you to join the Fostering Joy movement. All it takes is desire to ‘be mindful of being joyful’ and to ‘spread the word’ about the importance of fostering joy in whatever way works for you. Additional information will be provided for any family member or professional who wishes to delve deeper into this topic and engage more directly.

Learning Objectives:

· List at least two science-based benefits of focusing on and experiencing joy.

· Identify two strategies for discussing joy with families, whether as a professional or a parent leader.

· Describe two or more “implementable actions” to engage more fully with the Fostering Joy movement.

Presenters:

Amy Szarkowski is a psychologist who is passionate about working with and supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. She obtained two bachelor’s degrees - in Psychology and a Health Promotion/Fitness Management - from Southern Oregon University. At Eastern Kentucky University, Szarkowski earned a master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology along with a Post-Graduate certificate in Providing Mental Health Services to Deaf/Hard of Hearing Persons. She earned master’s degrees in both Developmental Psychology and Administration & Supervision at Gallaudet University, as well as a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Szarkowski is a Director of The Institute and The Clinic at the Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCCBSD), LEND faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Beth Jones is Executive Director for Nevada Hands & Voices, as well as serving as the Guide By Your Side Coordinator and an Educational Advocate for the ASTra Program. Prior to beginning a family, Beth earned her Master's degree in Special Education and worked as an Autism Teacher and Behavior Mentor Teacher. Beth became involved with Hands & Voices when two of her three children were identified as being deaf/hard of hearing, and has been a part of Nevada Hands & Voices since 2012. She serves on many state-wide and national committees, teams, and advisory boards as a parent leader to help advocate and support children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

Jennifer Clark, Early Childhood Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist, Hawaii Jennifer Clark received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Studies: Sign Language Interpreting, from California State University, Fresno and her Master’s Degree from Gallaudet University in Deaf Education: Family Centered Early Education. Jennifer worked with D/HH/DB children (birth-3) as the Early Intervention Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist for the Hawaii Department of Health from 2010-2021.

Amy, Beth, and Jennifer are proud members of Core Team of Fostering Joy.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

This webinar platform will be via a Zoom link. Once you have registered for the webinar, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Please make sure the Zoom account you will be using is up to date. More information on how to update your account can be found here: Updating Zoom

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Presented by:

Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd, and Sharon Fairbourn, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Learning Objectives:

Ten Teaching Times Without Toys is intended to encourage parents and caregivers to recognize natural language opportunities in common household routines and/or inexpensive activities. Reducing reliance on specialized or costly materials and manipulatives increases carryover and generalization. These objectives align with Principles of Auditory Verbal therapy, particularly principles 4 through 7. (4-Guide and coach parents to become the primary facilitators of their child’s listening and spoken language development. 5-Guide and coach parents to create environments that support listening for the acquisition of spoken language throughout the child’s daily activities. 6-Guide and coach parents to help their child integrate listening and spoken language in all aspects of the child’s life. 7- Guide and coach parents to use natural developmental patterns of audition, speech, language, cognition, and communication.)

In this break out session, parents and professionals will explore:

· The critical importance of routine-based intervention

· Potentially hidden opportunities for language learning during a typical day or week

· Ways to increase or decrease complexity of language targets in similar settings and activities

· Create and maintain habits that foster a child’s language growt

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html

Presenters:

Jeanette Smoot holds a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from Utah State University and is a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She has primarily worked with preschool and kindergarten aged children with hearing loss. Parent coaching and graduate student mentoring have been key parts of her role at Sound Beginnings for the past ten years. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave listening, language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

Sharon Fairbourn graduated from Utah State with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. Sharon is certified as a Listening Spoken Language Specialist. She has worked for Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Sound Beginnings Program at Utah State University. She has served birth to three, preschool and elementary aged children. She loves watching kids make connections and empowering parents with tools to succeed.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT

11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Webinar date: November 5, 2021

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dJsIktuftzXu0C

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Live captioning will also be provided.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Nicole Jacobson. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

Registration Link: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dJsIktuftzXu0C
 

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Presented by:  Molly Cooke, Carrie Davenport and Derek Houston

Abstract/Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an unprecedented shift of the workforce toward telework, a change which has the potential to significantly alter the early auditory environments of children whose parents work. For deaf and hard-of-hearing children, whose language acquisition and cognitive development outcomes may be more sensitive to variations in linguistic input, these changes may prove to be consequential. A recent study examining the effects of COVID-19 on gender equity (Alon, et al. 2020) posits an increase of paternal participation in childcare responsibilities in mother-father households due to men having greater access to and participation in occupational fields that would support working from home. In this project, we investigated the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on parental linguistic input to children with hearing aids. Our team collected and analyzed 13 naturalistic recordings from 4 families of children with hearing aids using the Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system before and during the pandemic. All four families included a mother and a father and were of similar socio-economic status by parental education and income. Automated measures generated by LENA, including adult word count (AWC), female adult word count (FWC), and male adult word count (MWC) were extracted and compared. To account for variations in the durations of recordings, we normalized the measures by hour. There was an increase in average MWC/hr (156.80 pre-pandemic, 228.69 during) and in proportion MWC of AWC (17.81% pre-pandemic, 31.95% during). However, both average AWC/hr (1070.68 pre-pandemic, 773.86 during) and average FWC/hr (837.77 pre-pandemic, 545.16 during) decreased, which could help to explain part of the proportional uptick of MWC. These preliminary findings contribute to our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting early linguistic environments, which can in turn inform evolving clinical practices relating to deaf and hard-of-hearing children (e.g. increased early intervention coaching for fathers).

Learning Objectives:

· Participants will be able to describe the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on parental linguistic input.

· Participants will be able to describe overall preliminary findings from this study.

· Participants will be able to describe clinical implications of these findings.

Presenters:

Molly Cooke is a research coordinator in the Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She joined the research team at OSU in 2019 after earning her bachelor's degree in linguistics from Georgetown University, where she wrote her honors thesis on speech communities among adult cochlear implant users. She now works on projects studying language acquisition in deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers, particularly using the Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) system.

Carrie Davenport, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She earned her doctorate in special education at OSU in 2017. Prior to entering the PhD program at OSU, she was the Early Childhood Consultant for the Center for Outreach Services at the Ohio School for the Deaf. Carrie is a founding Board member of Ohio Hands & Voices. She currently serves on the steering committee for Children’s Hearing Language and Development Resource Network (CHLDRN) of Ohio.

Derek M. Houston, PhD, joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine July 2015. He received his doctorate in psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 2000. His graduate training research focused on how normal hearing, typically developing infants segment words from fluent speech and recognize words across different talkers. After graduating, he moved to Indiana University School of Medicine and constructed the world's first laboratory to investigate the speech perception and language skills of deaf infants who receive cochlear implants. Since then, his work has investigated the effects of early auditory deprivation and subsequent cochlear implantation on speech discrimination, attention to speech, sensitivity to language-specific properties of speech, word learning, and general cognitive skills in deaf infants and toddlers. His research in Columbus, OH represents a collaborative effort between OSU and Nationwide Children's Hospital. His work is currently funded by the NIDCD.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click here.

http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/increased-paternal-linguistic-input.html

Download the adobeconnect app.

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More download information is found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/connect-downloads-updates.html

Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay . For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Presented by: Lauri Nelson, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss strategies to help parents use rich and meaningful language activities within their daily routines.

2. Identify and discuss parents’ impact on promoting their child’s curiosity and creative thinking through children’s literature.

3. Discuss the use of experience books and story boards to promote literacy development.

This presentation is most relevant to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing who use listening and spoken language and the professionals that serve them. All are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

Presenter: Lauri Nelson, Ph.D.

Lauri Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. She is the Deaf Education Division Chair and the Director of the Listening and Spoken Language Graduate Training program. Dr. Nelson has a dual background as both a Deaf Educator and a Pediatric Audiologist. She is one of the co-founders of the Hear to Learn website and has authored or co-authored over 50 publications, book chapters, or scholarly products.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT

11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Webinar date: October 1, 2021

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8phfqLEsvVYE4Rg

Download the adobeconnect app.

For Windows: http://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup

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More download information is found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/connect-downloads-updates.html

Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Nicole Jacobson. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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Presented by:  Michelle Graham and Cheryl Broekelmann

Abstract/Description:

This session will explore the evolution of using the coaching model as a process to deliver therapy via the internet to children with hearing loss during a time of uncertainty with social distancing and decrease of in-person services. It will apply the components of a coaching model and adult learning theory to Listening and Spoken Language therapy delivered virtually providing continuity of care when a provider can no longer meet in person due to social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions. A goal of the coaching model is to empower the parent through knowledge, development of skills and the confidence to use their skills to improve their child’s outcomes. Parental Self Efficacy (PSE) describes the belief that a parent holds regarding their ability to be a successful parent and their competencies within their parental roles. A parent’s self-efficacy and stress levels may impact their ability to maintain typical routines fostering language development. Therefore, it is important for an early interventionist to consider tools and strategies to help identify and address stressors that may be impactful. Ambrose (2020) states that early intervention professionals should ensure their intervention services use a coaching model that helps parents understand their potential to influence their child’s outcomes, builds PSE, and supports parents’ involvement in facilitating their child’s development. This session will explore case studies of family involvement in early intervention services before, during and after a global pandemic and strategies to address quality of life and PSE through a coaching model.

Learning Objectives:

· The participant will define the coaching process as it applies to virtual service delivery.

· The participant will define parental self-efficacy and discuss the impact on family participation in early intervention services.

· The participant will examine case studies related to intensity of service delivery, family involvement, and quality of life during a global pandemic.

Presenters:

Michelle Graham, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Michelle is the Lead Early Intervention Therapist at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Missouri. Michelle is an experienced Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and maintains teacher certification in the area of special education. Michelle provides Early Intervention therapy services to families in person and via internet therapy.

Cheryl Broekelmann, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Cheryl Broekelmann, LSLS Cert. AVEd, is the Director of Operations at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. She has over 25 years experience as an educator of the deaf. She has presented at workshops and at AG Bell conferences. Some of the titles of her presentations are: “Needs of Parents who have Children with Hearing Impairment”, “Lights, Camera, Action”, “What Do I Do When They Want to Learn About Dinosaurs?”, “Meeting the Needs of Families of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing”, “Demystifying Deafness”, “Preschoolers Rule With The Right Tools”, “Bridging Distances with Tele-Therapy for Children with Hearing Loss” and “Collaboration + Coordination = Communication”. Cheryl has an undergraduate degree in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Administration.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click here.

 http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/plugged-in-continuity-of-services.html

Download the adobeconnect app.

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Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay . For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Join us for a FREE virtual, interactive tour of the award-winning Texas State Aquarium! ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

About this event

Make a splash in a fun morning with DreamBank! Together we’ll explore a variety of habitats and vibrant wildlife through real-time cameras from the comforts of home. A memorable experience for kids (and kids at heart) who are fascinated by life under the sea!

*ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

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Webinar Description:

Whether we’re parents, teachers, students or children, we human beings are social animals. We live in packs and we survive and thrive because we learn from each other and work together ~ physically, emotionally and mentally. In other words, we’ve got each other’s backs! So when we were forced to take our “togetherness” online, most of us asked ourselves, “how am I supposed to make, keep and build relationships online, sometimes with people I have never met in person?” The COVID-19 pandemic caused many of us to move to a virtual platform to meet with our students or families. Our student teachers were abruptly made to “pivot” from learning from a teacher in a classroom to learning from a classroom teacher who was pivoting as well. Parents became homeschool teachers with a “ready or not” timeline. All of us were thrown into the deep end of the pool left to figure out how to not only keep the positive relationships we had, but also to build new relationships through a virtual connection. In this presentation, you will hear from two deaf educators ~one who works virtually with families and the other who works virtually with graduate students. Meeting via technology is something that these teachers have been doing long before the world was forced into this realm by COVID. How can we build relationships with mentees when we’ve never actually met face to face? If you have a good relationship with parents in their home, how can you maintain and strengthen them now that you don’t have that face-to-face connection? We have found that there are actually many benefits to working virtually with students and families. In this presentation, you will learn some new ideas to finding positive ways to keep those personal relationships strong.

Learning Objectives:

· Participants will learn specific strategies for building relationships with students, families, adults and children using virtual services.

· Participants will identify the challenges of building virtual relationships and generate solutions for mentoring and coaching through the use of telepractice.

· Participants will review videos of relationship building strategies and learn how to apply them to their own unique settings.

Presenters:

Cassandra Fogelstrom, Utah State University Cass Fogelstrom provides tele-intervention services for families throughout the country. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the John Tracy Clinic/University of San Diego. Additionally, Cass has a certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd). Cass has focused her time and career coaching parents in their home, either in person or through video-conferencing. She has a passion for instilling confidence within the family as they navigate their journey of having a child with hearing loss. She believes in a team approach, noting that parents and family members are the number one teachers and experts in their child’s life. Cass is always looking forward to meeting new families and learning about their unique and special circumstances. The possibilities of bringing every child to his or her full potential are endless!

Elizabeth Parker, Utah State University Elizabeth Parker is a Clinical Instructor and Practicum Supervisor in the Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education program, Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. She has served as a classroom teacher, aural habilitation specialist and Program Director of Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. She has taught and mentored hundreds of students and professionals to better serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Liz believes that communication is at the heart of everything we do as human beings. She is passionate about meeting new people, mentoring students and helping people realize their true potential.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click

http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/building-3d-relationships-in-a-2d-world.html

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Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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Start Times (by time zone):

12:00pm-1:00pm CT

1:00pm-2:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BJCRrXcDL6ozsO

Captioning and ASL Interpreting will be provided at the site of the webinar

Description:

When parents and professionals view one another as equal partners, an authentic partnership can develop through true collaboration.  This is beneficial for everyone involved and can result in some amazing outcomes that would not be possible alone. Collaboration between Parent Leaders and EHDI professionals requires respect, trust, and a consistent and mindful effort to communicate. This results in opportunities for improving programs and systems together. These are important elements of partnership in the co-production of services that are designed to meet the unique needs of families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing from the diverse and cultural populations in your state or territory. Heidi and Lylis will discuss how Arizona EHDI has evolved, how parent partnerships are viewed, the level of parent leader involvement, and how parents have moved from a seat at the table to leading at the head of the table.

Responding to a global pandemic showed the entire EHDI system what the team was capable of accomplishing. This presentation will discuss how relationships and trust lead to a coordinated, comprehensive response in meeting the unique needs of diverse, cultural populations.

Primary Audience: Family leaders, family-based support organizations, Deaf-based organizations, EHDI program staff, EHDI systems stakeholders, and Pediatric Healthcare Professionals.

Presenters:

Heidi Klomhaus holds a Certificate in Deaf Studies, an AAS in Sign Language Interpretation and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies-Public Administration. She serves as Executive Director and Guide By Your Side Coordinator of Arizona Hands & Voices. Being Hard of Hearing herself, with severe hearing loss, led her to attending college and pursuing studies in the Deaf world. During that time, her youngest child was born Hard of Hearing, giving Heidi a new direction in life. Knowing there were opportunities to make a difference in her own daughter’s journey led her to Arizona Hands & Voices where she is now making a difference in the lives of Deaf/Hard of Hearing children and their families statewide.

Lylis Olsen is a pediatric audiologist with a master’s degree in public health.  She has worked with the EAR Foundation of Arizona for 22 years on implementing and improving newborn and early childhood hearing screening through various projects as the State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Coordinator.  Lylis is also the program manager for HEAR for Kids, a grant and donation funded program to help families pay for evaluations, loaner, and permanent hearing aids.  She feels that her mission is to remove obstacles and clear the path for parents to help their children reach their potential.

 

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University.  The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

 


 

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Bring your little yogis to the DreamBank Facebook page for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM will weave stories, games and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase their focus, get active and discover new confidence in their abilities! ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.