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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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Pratibha Srinivasan is the presenter for this introductory class about Auditory-Verbal Therapy which is a prerequisite for other workshops offered through this program.  

  • Learn the basic principles, concepts, and techniques of Auditory-Verbal Therapy, the science of teaching children with hearing loss to listen and talk.
  • Learn AV techniques that you can use to enhance the spoken language part of your program (even when your program is not auditory-verbal, i.e., not a listening-only, spoken language development program)
  • Learn practical strategies that you can put to use from day one!
  • Learn by watching and analyzing videoclips of actual therapy performed by an expert with over 30 years of experience!
  • Earn 0.6 ASHA CEUs!
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Time:  10:00am til 11:00am Social Hour, 11:00am til 11:45am Lunch, 12:00pm til 2:00pm Meeting 

Lunch:  Pot Luck- bring vegetable dishes and desserts.  Meat will be furnished (probably ham).  Recommend that dishes that must be heated, be microwavable. 

Meeting Program:  Guest Speaker, Tricia Griggs, Disability Law & Advocacy Center. Topic to be announced at the meeting.

Interpreting services:  Interpreters provided for the meeting.  

SSPs:  Bring your own SSP; if unable to find one, call 615-491-4917, at least a week ahead of the meeting.  

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Helen Keller National Center, Senior Adult Services, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Confident Living Programs on

April 6-11, 2014. (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday March 10.)

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October 19-24, 2014 (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday, Sept. 15.)

These one-week programs are specially designed for Senior Adults (age 55 and better), who are hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired, and do not use sign language as their primary means of communication

Participants in this program will obtain information and an introduction to skills in:

• coping with hearing and vision loss
• enhancing independent living skills
• enhancing communication skills
• experiencing new technology
• self advocacy
• elder law
• emergency preparedness
• community integration
• developing community resources
• utilizing Support Service Providers (SSPs)
• leisure activity options
• sharing life experiences with others
• having FUN

Program Cost:
Tuition and Room and Board $900.00

Transportation
Arrival & Departure
Participants must arrive on Sunday before 3 p.m. and depart on Friday by 2:00 p.m.

SSP:  Support Service Provider
We strongly encourage consumers to bring their own support service provider to assist them during the training.  SSPs will be given free room and meals during the week.  SSPs must provide their own transportation, and must share a room with their consumer.  SSPs may be friends, family member, or a service provider.

Due to the intensity and one-to-one focus for many of the classes, we accept a total of six (6) participants in each program.  Participants whose completed applications are received by the cut-off date will be given priority.  You may request an application from your HKNC regional representative or admission’s coordinator.  We hope to see you either in the Spring or Fall of 2014.

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Helen Keller National Center, Senior Adult Services, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Confident Living Programs on

April 6-11, 2014. (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday March 10.)

and

October 19-24, 2014 (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday, Sept. 15.)

These one-week programs are specially designed for Senior Adults (age 55 and better), who are hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired, and do not use sign language as their primary means of communication

Participants in this program will obtain information and an introduction to skills in:

• coping with hearing and vision loss
• enhancing independent living skills
• enhancing communication skills
• experiencing new technology
• self advocacy
• elder law
• emergency preparedness
• community integration
• developing community resources
• utilizing Support Service Providers (SSPs)
• leisure activity options
• sharing life experiences with others
• having FUN

Program Cost:
Tuition and Room and Board $900.00

Transportation:
Arrival & Departure
Participants must arrive on Sunday before 3 p.m. and depart on Friday by 2:00 p.m.

SSP:  Support Service Provider: 
We strongly encourage consumers to bring their own support service provider to assist them during the training.  SSPs will be given free room and meals during the week.  SSPs must provide their own transportation, and must share a room with their consumer.  SSPs may be friends, family member, or a service provider.

Due to the intensity and one-to-one focus for many of the classes, we accept a total of six (6) participants in each program.  Participants whose completed applications are received by the cut-off date will be given priority.  You may request an application from your HKNC regional representative or admission’s coordinator.  We hope to see you either in the Spring or Fall of 2014.

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This workshop will explore the prosodic properties of spoken language and how they impact the accuracy of voice interpretations. Participants will experience the manipulation of these properties in order to understand the changes in meaning that can occur with even minor fluctuations. Prosodic features that will be explored include: pauses, lengthening of vowels, tempo, volume, pitch, and more. The goal of this training is to provide specific strategies interpreters can immediately incorporate into their work to create interpretations that sound natural to the listener. 

This workship is worth .65 CEUs.

The presenter for this workshop is Laurie Cribb, CI, CT, SC:L NIC Master. After attending Maryville College in East Tennessee, Ms. Cribb began her career as a freelance interpreter in Knoxville. She has worked as a community interpreter for over 16 years and has served in staff, freelance, and VRS capacities. Ms. Cribb has presented numerous workshops on topics such as national certification test preparation, ethics, interpreting in religious settings, voice interpreting, and legal interpreting. She has held officer positions on the state (TRID) and local (NTRID) levels, and was the recipient of the 2006 Region II President’s

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This workshop will challenge interpreters to focus on details in their work that hinder conceptual accuracy, such as production errors and palm orientation. We will delve into specifics elements of ASL prosodic structure such as cheek puffing, changes in eye opening, and head movement which are used to indicate nuances in meaning and emotion. We will explore the difference between Expansion and Explanation. We will discuss strategies for properly employing Expansion and Compression at work.

This workshop is worth .35 CEUs.  

This workshop is presented by Laurie Cribb, CI, CT, SC:L, NIC Master.  After attending Maryville College in East Tennessee, Ms. Cribb began her career as a freelance interpreter in Knoxville. She has worked as a community interpreter for over 16 years and has served in staff, freelance, and VRS capacities. Ms. Cribb has presented numerous workshops on topics such as national certification test preparation, ethics, interpreting in religious settings, voice interpreting, and legal interpreting. She has held officer positions on the state (TRID) and local (NTRID) levels, and was the recipient of the 2006 Region II President’s Choice Award.

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The HLAA Walk4Hearing takes place in 21 cities nationwide. With thousands of walkers representing so many people, we are raising awareness for hearing loss.

This is a kickoff on March 29th for Chattanooga's Walk 4 Hearing.  

Attention Walkers! Remember to bring your smart phones with you to the Walk because we will be streaming live CART to web-enabled smart phones. All pre-Walk speeches will be captioned on your iPhone, BlackBerry*, or Droid.

On Walk day all walkers who have their smart phone can go to www.quickcaption.com. There on the website homepage will be a large purple Walk4Hearing icon. Simply click the icon, click the "CC" icon next to your Walk location, real time captioning will be enabled and displayed on your smart phone. There will be information cards with instructions available at the registration/check-in table on Walk day. This great service is provided by QuickCaption.

*To view the captions on the BlackBerry, you will need to be running the BlackBerry OS version 4.6 or higher, enable JavaScript, and set the browser type to BlackBerry. Then open the live event with the BlackBerry browser.

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I am reaching out to invite you to the first meeting of the Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing. The meeting will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Bridges, 935 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Sign language interpreters and CART will be provided for both those on the council and those visitors in attendance. If there should be any questions about the meeting, please contact Thom Roberts, Interim Executive Director of the Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. You can reach him at: (615) 313-4896-Voice, (615) 713-2871-Video Phone, or Thom.Roberts@tn.gov. He will be glad to assist you in any way that he can. Additional parking will be in the next door church's parking lot. I hope to see you then and there!
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With the growing number of ITPs across the nation, interpreters are increasingly finding themselves in a mentorship role. Without formal training, how can one effectively fulfill the expectations of that role? This workshop is intended as a “how-to guide” that provides new mentors with a strong foundation to get started off on the right track and existing mentors a different take on their role.

CEUs on the Go! is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.4 PS CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level."

Terra Benton, a native of Tennessee, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interpreting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Interpreting from the University of North Florida in 2010. She began her professional career in eastern North Carolina. In 2000, she received her national certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. As an interpreter who keeps abreast of the changes in the field, Terra has professional experience in numerous arenas including mentoring, VRS, VRI, post-secondary education, K-12, mental health, substance abuse, medical, and much more. In addition to her interpreting work, she was honored to be an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University. Also while in North Carolina, she was active in Eastern NCRID serving in multiple roles; from Board of Directors positions to the Newsletter Editor. During her time with the organization, Terra received two awards: the Wilson Regional Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2004 Interpreter of the Year and a NCRID Special Recognition Award for Service.

In 2006, Terra moved to the greater Tampa Bay area and dove right in to the Interpreting community. In 2007, she received the Tampa Sorenson Interpreter of the Year award. She continued to work in the classroom as an adjunct instructor for the University of South Florida, teaching ASL and Interpreting courses as well as mentoring students.

She currently resides, with her family, in her home state of Tennessee, where she works as a private practitioner.