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Who Should Attend?  Teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students.

Registration:  Please complete the registration and return the form provided by November 1, 2016.

Fees: $35.00
*Scholarships available for Parents of a Deaf Child

Meals:
Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included in the registration fee.
(Vegetarian lunches and Gluten free lunches are available)

Program:                                                             
This is a State Department of Education in-service. TASL and CEO credits are pending.
7:30 - 8:30       Registration / Exhibits   & Continental  Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00       Opening Remarks: Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner /Chief Operating Officer at TN Department of Education
9:00 - 10:15     Opening  Session: "C is for  Consequence" Alison Gauld, Behavior and Low Incidence Disibilities Coordinator, Division of Special Populations & Student Support

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:00 - 11:30   Concurrent  Session I:
"Deaf  Awareness  and Culture"  Mike Helms, Bridges
"Crossover  for  Carryover  – Collaborating  to  Utilize  Auditory Training and Speech Therapy Activities  to  Achieve  Goals"  Lynn Witt and Miranda Buck, Hamilton County Schools
"Stars  Literacy  Program  for Students  and Families"  Syndee Akers, BSW

11:30 - 12:30  Lunch

12:30 - 1:30     Concurrent  Session II: 
"Reaching  Literacy  Standards  with Strategic  Interactive Writing Instruction"  Kelli Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, Memphis City Schools
"Running  Upstream: Creating  Strong   Objectives"  Dana Kan, M.A., NBCT
"Ideas for Managing  Behavior"  Susie Satterfield, M. Ed. TSD

1:30 - 1:45      Break

1:30 - 2:30       Concurrent Session III:
Session II Topics Repeated

Interpreter Track 9:00 - 11:30
9:00 – 9:15     Introductions
9:15 – 10:00   "Analyzing  for Meaning: Voice  to Sign"  Carol LaCava
10:00 – 10:10  Break
10:10 – 10:30  "What’s Deaf and What’s  Not"  Tina Prochaska
10:30 – 11: 15 "Analyzing  for Meaning: Sign  to Voice"  Charis Davis
11:15 – 11:30* Update  on Educational Interpreter  Licensure"  Tina Prochaska

*Licensure Q&A will continue during lunch if necessary

Parent Track 12:30 - 2:45
Deaf Mentor Program  (SKI*HI)
The  Deaf  Mentor  Program  assists  families and  agencies  in  implementing  bilingual/bicultural home-based programming for young children who are deaf. Children of hearing parents who receive the SKI-HI Model are typically exposed to an English-only approach (signed or spoken English) and to the hearing culture of the parents, family members, and parent advisor. The Deaf mentoring provides the family the choice of also using a Deaf Mentor (deaf adult) who makes regular visits to the home, interacts with the child using American Sign Language (ASL), shows family members how to use ASL, and helps the family understand and appreciate deafness and Deaf Culture. Meanwhile, the family continues to receive Parent-Infant program services. This enables the child to learn both ASL and English and to be exposed to a bicultural environment  of  both “hearing”  and  “deaf” cultures.

Presenter :Jodee S. Crace, M.A., Indiana
Audience: Families with children D/HH DB, Deaf Adults, Professionals, and community members. Participants may stay with the Parent Track rather than alternate between afternoon options.

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The language differences in American Sign Language and spoken English require that interpreters employ various expansion and compression techniques to achieve message equivalency.  Expansion techniques are
used in order to make implicit information in the source language more explicit in the target language.  If interpreters are unfamiliar with expansion techniques, the resulting work will demonstrate unnatural phrasing, incorrect grammatical structures, and errors in production. The goal of this workshop is to expose interpreters to various expansion techniques and apply, through practice 3-4, specified techniques found in American Sign Language

Registration is Open:  http://tennrid.org/   Then, click on "Events/Workshops"

PRICES:

TRID MEMBERS:
Friday Evening Workshop only $40
Saturday All-Day Workshop only $80
Both Fri/Sat $120

NON-MEMBERS:
Friday only -$45
Saturday only -$110
Both Fri/Sat -$155

AT THE DOOR –REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP STATUS:
Friday only -$50
Saturday only -$125
Both Fri/Sat -$ 175

TOTAL 1.0 CEUS - PENDING

CAPACITY: 40 people

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This workshop will address the very heart of interpreting: Meaning. How do we manage the finer shades of meaning, address subtleties found in language and express the unspoken? As interpreters, we determine meaning through a combination of factors such as context, intonation, intent, setting, and other linguistic features. To accurately interpret we must look past the individual words to determine the intended meaning of the speaker. Sometimes our understanding and knowledge of semantic meaning in our first language does not always translate into the ability to render an accurate interpretation in our second language. Often what remains unspoken communicates important ideas, themes and feelings. Two significant methods used to express the unspoken are implication and inference; we are left to determine meaning when words are not used. This training focuses on our
interpretation from English to American Sign Language and how to gain mastery over meaning.

Registration is Open:  http://tennrid.org/   Then, click on "Events/Workshops"

PRICES:

TRID MEMBERS:
Friday Evening Workshop only $40
Saturday All-Day Workshop only $80
Both Fri/Sat $120

NON-MEMBERS:
Friday only -$45
Saturday only -$110
Both Fri/Sat -$155

AT THE DOOR –REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP STATUS:
Friday only -$50
Saturday only -$125
Both Fri/Sat -$ 175

TOTAL 1.0 CEUS - PENDING

CAPACITY: 40 people

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Do you love TELESTRATIONS? How about APPLES to APPLES? Do you have a favorite game you can bring? How about SCRABBLE? YATZEE? PHASE 10? Let's get together for a NIGHT of FUN and GAMES. 

Please SHARE this event with deaf friends, ASL students, interpreting students and anyone who may be interested.

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Join Visual Communication Interpreting for another Deaf Karaoke Night. MC's for the night: Monica Shimmin and Lavona Collins.

The Theme:
NUMBER ONE SONGS FROM ANY DECADE.

 

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Each year the National Storytelling Festival brings well known storytellers from many diverse cultures together for a wonderful weekend of laughs and sighs, tears and warmth- reminding us that we are all a part of one human community.

The National Storytelling Festival has once again committed to making one of more performance spaces (and all of its tellers) accessible throughout the entire Festival by bringing two Nationally Certified ASL/ English Interpreters from Chicago- Joyce Cole and Liz Batlow Breslin. Joyce and Liz will bring their combined 50 years of interpreting experience and their genuine passion for storytelling to the Festival, and promise to make this Family Showcase an open and inviting place for all of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience members.

Please come join us for this inspiring weekend! the Festival will he held October 7-9 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee. 

For more information about interpreted shows please call (800) 952-8392 extension 221 (voice) or visit our website at www.storytellingcenter.net

We look forward to seeing you there!

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We are shaking the Convention up for 2017!

  • The opening night Get Acquainted Party will take place at the CaptionCall headquarters in Salt Lake City and include dinner, entertainment, raffles and tours of the call center. 
     
  • Instead of the Awards Breakfast and Ceremony on Sunday morning, we will be adding a Friday night Awards and Talent event, HLAA Stars Come Out.If you are interested in performing following the award presentations, send a short video (MP4) of yourself telling a joke, singing a song, playing an instrument, doing a jig, or performing a magic trick…you get the idea! The top ten auditions will be invited to compete during the Stars Come Out talent show. Attendees will vote for their favorite act via the mobile Convention app; the winner will be the opening act for Gael Hannan’s production Huh? Life with a Cranky Cochlea on Saturday evening. Send your audition video via email (or Dropbox) to Nancy Macklin at nmacklin@hearingloss.org no later than March 15.
     
  • Sunday will be available for optional tours – more information coming soon about tours and an opportunity to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. You will want to take some time to see Salt Lake City and the surrounding area – breathtaking!
     
  • Educational workshops will focus on: advocacy; hearing assistive technology (HAT); and cochlear implants and hearing aids; and communication. In addition there will be a Hearing Loop track offered on Friday and Saturday.
     
  • The name of the event – HLAA2017 Convention (old version would have been Convention 2017). Add a hashtag and you have the start of a tweet! #HLAA2017 is the official Convention hashtag on Twitter.
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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Continuing Education Opportunity:

This seminar is designed for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, teachers of the deaf, parents of children with hearing impairment, and all others who are working with young children with or without hearing loss. Technological advances have allowed scientists to peer into the mysterious “black box” of the brain. As a result, new information has catapulted the role of brain neuroplasticity to the front of the line in early intervention and education programs. Utilizing a research-to-practice paradigm, this session will summarize current research on brain development as related to spoken communication and literacy outcomes. Then, a rationale for early brain access and stimulation will be constructed. Current listening and speaking outcomes created by modern amplification technology will be highlighted along with strategies for obtaining those outcomes. The exciting news is that strategic intervention that capitalizes on brain neuroplasticity allows for spoken language and literacy outcomes never before imagined.

Registration: Cost is $30 for Methodist Le Bonheur employees, $40 for professionals other than Methodist Le Bonheur employees, and $10 for students. Parents of children with hearing loss should register, but can attend at no charge for the conference. A $10 boxed lunch from Holiday Ham is also available via the online registration site. Please see Holiday Ham boxed lunch options at the end of this brochure. Registration is limited to 80 people.

Please register at https://events.methodisthealth.org/MLHCE by Tuesday August 9, 2016, to reserve a place at this event. If you find that you cannot attend, cancelation is required via email at mlh.cont.ed@gmail.com by Tuesday August 9, 2016. Email Liz Upchurch at mlh.cont.ed@gmail.com with any registration questions. Parking information will be included in the registration confirmation email.

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Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges

Dr. Jan van Dijk is internationally-renowned in the field of DeafBlindness, pioneering the assessment and teaching processes for children with dual sensory loss and other disabilities. Since 1958, the "Grandfather of DeafBlindness" and "Father of Coactive Movement Strategies" has helped families and professionals better understand and serve children with complex needs, autism and behavior disorders through child-guided assessments, communication anticipation cues and calendar systems. Parents, caregivers and professionals will explore the van Dijk approach to assessment which focuses on the student and follows his/her lead. Learn about brain research and understand the relationship between cortical functions such as language, concept formation, and emotions. Dr. Jan van Dijk will also address the importance of how meaningful assessment guides intervention. To learn more about Dr. van Dijk go to http://www.drjanvandijk.org/

Registration Fee: $50.00 . Lunch will be on your own.
Families with a child on the TNDB Census are free. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost to families.

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The purpose of SERID Inc. shall be to hold an annual conference. State Coordinators for the Deaf in the Southeastern United States are responsible for the coordination of the conferences. The target audience includes health professionals, employers, consumers, educators, and other persons interested in issues affecting individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and/or late-deafened; and to further knowledge concerning these issues through publications, studies, and educational programs.

Conference Agenda:  http://conference.serid.org/agenda/

Conference Registration:  http://conference.serid.org/registration/