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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/Spoken Spanish Interpreters Provided

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER: Susie Tiggs

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E-I-E-I-O? Yes! Effective Initiatives for Early Intervention Opportunities! Let’s talk about intervention and assessment strategies for working with families of infants and toddlers who are deafblind, policies and procedures for working collaboratively with ECI to meet the IDEA Part C requirements of this unique population, and let’s not forget EIEIO-ing virtually!

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation
REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0gFt6zx_TIGJDhJZ6TqTFw  (South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind)
 

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TN EHDI Presents:  The CARE Project Virtual Learning Experience

TIME:  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST); 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)

ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION:  http://tcptnppc2.eventbrite.com

Parents: TN EHDI is providing complimentary registration for parents with children who are deaf and hard of hearing

AGENDA:

8:45 a.m. Sign on

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Empathy: Emotional Support for Families - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au.D.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Empathy: Emotional Support for Families (continued) - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au.D.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. Parent Breakout Session:

How to be an Equal Partner with Professionals
Melanie Lindsay, Family Voices

Professional Breakout Session:
Changing the Culture of Communication with Parents - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au. D.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Experiences From a Road Less Traveled - Rachael Stough, M.S.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Questions/Answer/Wrap-Up - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au. D.

**This program is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area, LSLS CEUs Available (6.5 hours), Certificate of Completion for NCDPI CEUs Available (6.5 hours)
CEU Approval Pending

SPONSORED BY:  
- Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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TIME:  2:30pm - 4:00pm (EDT); 1:30pm - 3:00pm (CDT) - This presentation will be repeated on May 19th at the same time.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Todd Houston

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q8WJrby4TEOqrXCRG-aBBg

Parents play a vital role as the primary language facilitators for their children with disabilities. Perspectives on parenting roles, especially fathers, continue to evolve. For children with speech and language delays, parents have tremendous responsibility to implement communication strategies in the home. However, this isn’t always the case. This session will explore strategies to foster greater parent participation and support for learning and communication outcomes in children with hearing loss and other diagnoses.

Biography
K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, College of Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Akron. He also serves as a speech-language pathologist and Listening & Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT) for the Cochlear Implant Program in the ENT Center at Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more than 25 years, his professional focus has been serving young children with hearing loss and their families who are learning to listen and acquire spoken language as well as providing aural rehabilitation to adults with hearing loss. Over the past decade, Dr. Houston has incorporated telepractice into his service delivery and continues to provide direct services each week, both in-person and through telepractice, to young children with hearing loss and their families.

He has produced three recent books through Plural Publishing: Telepractice In Speech-Language Pathology (2014), Assessing Listening and Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss (with Dr. Tamala Bradham, 2015), and Telerpactice In Audiology (with Dr. Emma Rushbrooke, 2016).
In addition, Dr. Houston is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 3C Digital Media Network and hosts the podcast, The Listening Brain, and cohosts, with Kim Dutro Allen, the podcast, Telepractice Today. The 3C Digital Media Network is a digital media company that produces innovative content for allied health and related professionals. The company was co-founded with Scott Palasik, PhD, and Tamala S. Bradham, PhD.

For more information or questions please contact Robert Hill, Statewide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant at 803-896-4462 or rhill@scsdb.org Join the SC Statewide Deaf & Hard of Hearing Educational Partnership Virtual via Zoom Click Here to Register Or contact Trent Tedder @ 803-896-8931 or trtedder@scsdb.org

 

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TIME:  2:30pm - 4:00pm (EDT); 1:30pm - 3:00pm (CDT) - This presentation will be repeated on May 19th at the same time.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Todd Houston

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q8WJrby4TEOqrXCRG-aBBg

Parents play a vital role as the primary language facilitators for their children with disabilities. Perspectives on parenting roles, especially fathers, continue to evolve. For children with speech and language delays, parents have tremendous responsibility to implement communication strategies in the home. However, this isn’t always the case. This session will explore strategies to foster greater parent participation and support for learning and communication outcomes in children with hearing loss and other diagnoses.


Biography
K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, College of Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Akron. He also serves as a speech-language pathologist and Listening & Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT) for the Cochlear Implant Program in the ENT Center at Akron Children’s Hospital.

For more than 25 years, his professional focus has been serving young children with hearing loss and their families who are learning to listen and acquire spoken language as well as providing aural rehabilitation to adults with hearing loss. Over the past decade, Dr. Houston has incorporated telepractice into his service delivery and continues to provide direct services each week, both in-person and through telepractice, to young children with hearing loss and their families.

He has produced three recent books through Plural Publishing: Telepractice In Speech-Language Pathology (2014), Assessing Listening and Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss (with Dr. Tamala Bradham, 2015), and Telerpactice In Audiology (with Dr. Emma Rushbrooke, 2016).
In addition, Dr. Houston is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the 3C Digital Media Network and hosts the podcast, The Listening Brain, and cohosts, with Kim Dutro Allen, the podcast, Telepractice Today. The 3C Digital Media Network is a digital media company that produces innovative content for allied health and related professionals. The company was co-founded with Scott Palasik, PhD, and Tamala S. Bradham, PhD.

For more information or questions please contact Robert Hill, Statewide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant at 803-896-4462 or rhill@scsdb.org Join the SC Statewide Deaf & Hard of Hearing Educational Partnership Virtual via Zoom Click Here to Register Or contact Trent Tedder @ 803-896-8931 or trtedder@scsdb.org

 

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This is an informal session on the RID-NAD Code of Professional Conduct. Examples, real or otherwise, will be used to illustrate questions about the Code. .4 RID CEUs
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RID Interpreters sign a document that says we will follow the RID NAD Code of Professional Conduct. This workshop is to informally devote four hours to discussing the CPC. Examples, some factual, some made up, will be used to initiate discussion. .4 RID EDUs
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An informal gathering to discuss the Code of Professional Conduct. .4 RID CEUs
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TIME:  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT; 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

PRESENTER: Claire Annis, M.Ed.
Claire Annis is a preschool teacher in the Sound Beginnings program at Utah State University. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Deaf Education, with a license to teach Special Education. Claire has a brother-in-law with a profound hearing loss that inspired her to follow this path through the Listening and Spoken Language approach for teaching children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing and professionals that serve them 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize that hearing devices are most effective in facilitating listening and spoken language development when they are worn at least 10 hours daily.
2. Implement strategies for successful device use in babies and toddlers.
3. Implement strategies for successful device use in school-age children.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register here

Download the adobeconnect app.
For Windows: http://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup
For Mac: http://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac
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

· Questions about this webinar: contact Nicole Jacobson
· Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Daniel Ladner

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Given the opportunity, any child can learn! Active Learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, focuses on establishing motivating learning environments for children with multiple special needs. Join Ms. Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., as she provides you with this fresh and pioneering approach. Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors. This exciting conference will feature lecture, video and demonstrations. Active Learning equipment and materials will be on display throughout this conference.

What type of learner benefits from an Active Learning approach?
The Active Learning approach can be used in conjunction with other approaches, such as the work of Dr. Jan van Dijk. Though initially this approach was designed for individuals with visual impairments and deaf-blindness, it has proven to be effective with individuals with other significant disabilities, such as autism and cerebral palsy.   The Active Learning approach can be used with individuals with various visual conditions, such as CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and ONH (Optic Nerve Hypoplasia), as well as with those who are deafblind or medically fragile. To learn more about “Active learning” please check out the link: http://activelearningspace.org/

Registration for this conference is available on-line at:
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-learning-conference-patricia-obrzut-tickets-94201245461
There is no registration fee for this event.

Hotel Scholarships are available to families who live more than 50 miles away-
There are a limited number of scholarships available to families who live more than 50 miles from conference location.  These scholarships will cover the cost of one hotel room for up to 2 nights at the Drury Plaza Hotel.  Families members who are interested and have a child on the TN Deaf-Blind Census can request a scholarship by contacting Danna Conn at danna.conn@vumc.org or 615-936-0262. 

There will be a family gathering on Thursday evening. 
There is no childcare available for this conference.
Please feel free to share with other families and professionals who may be interested.

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Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Picnic!!! Sponsored by Tennessee Hands & Voices & Guide by Your Side.

Sunday May 13th at 2:00 p.m. til sunset -- Shelby Farms Pavilion #2 (Pine Lake Drive - has four picnic tables and a grill. Close to the restrooms, the Woodland Discovery Playground, and Pine Lake)

Hot dogs, drinks and chips will be provided.

Join us and connect with other parents.