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Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3)'s goal is to ensure that EHDI programs, supported by federal funding in the United States, use research-based concepts known to support families, parents, and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and young children identified through newborn hearing screening. We want what you want: for "our children" to reach optimal language, literacy, and social-emotional development.

PARTICIPATE IN THIS FIRST-EVER, FOUR-DAY, FREE ONLINE EXPERIENCE

     Participate from the comfort of your home at your own pace and on your own schedule.

  • View 3 learning videos any time between March 10-13, 2019
  • Meet and interact online with other family members who also have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • Join a live Q&A session with presenters and family members on March 13 at 6:30 PM (ET)/5:30 PM (CT)/4:30 PM (MT)/3:30 PM (PT)

LEARN FROM AND INTERACT WITH

  • Early language acquisition experts from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a national center that provides resources to families and professionals to support raising a deaf or hard of hearing child
  • Experienced parent leaders from the family-based organization Hands & Voices in conjunction with FL3
  • Linguistic and language experts from Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts university in the world specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students

LEARN ABOUT

  • Considerations for accessing and acquiring spoken English
  • How American Sign Language can provide visual access to a full language that can benefit all babies regardless of their hearing ability
  • What language access means for your child and family

Click Here to Register

The Clerc Center, in a partnership effort with Hands & Voices, is hosting this FL3 online learning community event.

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TITLE: “Music in ASL- How to JAM it” PRESENTER: Steve Dye CEU’s: .3 available (compliments of VCI) PRICE: FREE Workshop compliments of Visual Communication Interpreting . PRE-registration required for FREE registration. Cost at the door on the day of event is $10/person. Visual Communication Interpreting (VCI) is pleased to provide this FREE Sign Language Interpreter workshop to area sign language interpreters. If you work in a Christian church setting as an interpreter (paid or volunteer), you are invited to attend this workshop for professional development. ASL STUDENTS are discouraged from attending. FLUENT sign language skills needed for this workshop. VOICE INTERPRETATION will NOT be provided at this workshop. This workshop will be a FULL IMMERSION experience. College level interpreting students are welcome.
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Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series. The webinars cover a variety of topics related to the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. Parents and professionals are welcome to attend!

Register here:  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BqeBca8EaZBw0d

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 10:30am-11:00am PT
· 11:30am-12:00pm MT
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET

Most may be surprised by how many opportunities for listening and language leaning are sprinkled throughout an ordinary day. We’ll start our discussion with ideas to maximize language during:
· Meal time (e.g., grocery lists, recipes, table settings).
· Play time (e.g., arts/crafts, blocks, cars, active outdoor games).
· Chore time (e.g., cleaning up toys, sorting laundry, yardwork).
· Music time (e.g., enjoying music together or making your own).
· Story time (e.g., sharing your favorite books or creating new stories).

We would love to hear your additional ideas and ways you’ve found to weave language learning into daily life.

Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing who are pursuing the listening and spoken language approach 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.
 

Presenter: Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Jeanette Smoot loves her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Sound Beginnings at Utah State University and is nationally certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Coaching families and mentoring graduate students are a key part of her role at Sound Beginnings. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave the children’s language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

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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Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series. The webinars cover a variety of topics related to the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. Parents and professionals are welcome to attend!

Register here:  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6o0DgkJaqrsvIO1

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 10:30am-11:00am PT
· 11:30am-12:00pm MT
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET

The Auditory Skills Hierarchy:
What does it mean for a child to "hear" you? How do you know when a sound has been simply detected or when that sound has meaning? In this 30 minute webinar, we will discuss what it means to "hear" something and what is needed for words/sounds to have meaning to the listener.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
· Discuss definitions of auditory detection, discrimination, identification and comprehension.
· View and analyze multiple video examples of each.
· Discuss how the use of hearing technology impacts a child's ability to move through this skill hierarchy.
· Brainstorm ways to provide opportunities for practice in daily routines.

Presenter: Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Jeanette Smoot loves her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Sound Beginnings at Utah State University and is nationally certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Coaching families and mentoring graduate students are a key part of her role at Sound Beginnings. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave the children's language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

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Make sure to mark your calendars. 4 Hours of credit for only $10

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Wann’s title as one of the most sought after and beloved performers in the ASL community, has grown into an industry and cultural household name. Combining side splitting adult humor, with heartfelt real life stories from his Coda childhood and teenage life, has become his comedic trademark among the ASL Community. Along with performing, Keith also does workshops and maintains his National Certification as an interpreter, NIC:Master and CI/
CT and has been an artistic ASL consultant on video projects including the artist Sia.

This performance will take place in "The Little Theater."

Ticket Price:  $10 for Adults; 12 and under FREE
   (go to website link provided to register and purchase your tickets)

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GALLAUDET IS COMING! Students and families are encouraged to attend.  Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP at this link:  https://form.jotform.com/80295339787169   Thanks!

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Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd, for a very special Game Day celebrating The Big Payback. Game Day is from 10am to 2pm, and we are asking you to make a donation (just $10) between 11am and 1pm CST. If we have the most unduplicated donors between 11am and 1pm, we win a $2,500 prize! Thank you for your support, and come out to see us on May 2nd! If you can't make it, you can give through thebigpayback.org. #BigPayback

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TPAC is providing Open Captioning and American Sign Language for Ghost, 1 p.m. matinee, Sunday, March 2. This exhilarating new Broadway and West End show fuses mind-bending illusions, a timeless story of everlasting love and a fresh pop/rock score by Grammy® winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”) for a theatrical experience unlike any you have ever seen. Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Tony® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests), this astounding spectacle is “eye-poppingly brilliant” (AP) and “unlike anything seen onstage before” (Newsday). Ghost the Musical is recommended for ages 12+. Please be advised that there is mild violence, mature themes and dialogue that is true to the story and plot. Parental guidance is suggested.

To purchase tickets in the Open Captioning section that is best for viewing the LED open captioning screen, please go to http://patron.tpac.org/promo/TPACTICKET.

To purchase tickets in the American Sign Language section that is best for seeing the ASL interpreters on stage wing, please go to http://patron.tpac.org/promo/TPACSEATS.

Tickets also can be purchased via phone by calling (615) 782-4040 or the TTY line at (615) 782-6562, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or in person at the TPAC Box Office. When using these methods, please mention the promo code TPACTICKET for Open Captioning seats, or the promo code TPACSEATS for ASL seats.

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TIME:  5:30PM (CDT) / 6:30PM (EDT)

FOR:  TN Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids

Learn how you can support critical legislation in the state. Whether or not your child uses assistive devices...uses ASL, spoken English, or both. We need your help!