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All interested parties who wish to attend NCSA's April Board Meeting! 

TIME: 10 am - 1 pm (EDT(; 9 am - 12pm (CDT)

REGISTER HERE:    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb5mIjjaPbv2pZ83PGk9FtsqDVk7-sGovlL8gzvfC_NQz7zg/viewform

This is will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the exciting projects the NCSA Board is working on. The Board will follow a tightly scheduled Agenda so attendees will not be able to actively participate (outside of Chat) for the majority of the meeting, but there will be an opportunity for non-Board members to speak directly to the Board about any issues or projects at the end of the meeting.

A Zoom link and Agenda, along with additional instructions, will be emailed a day or two in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted in spoken and cued English with Live Transcript enabled. If you have any questions or requests for reasonable accommodations, please contact the Secretary at ssizemore@cuedspeech.org

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Time (EST)     Agenda Item

10:00                 Welcome/Call to Order

10:05                 Approval of Minutes from January 2021 meeting (5 m)

10:10                 Reports & Q&A

                            Executive Committee; Esther Rimer (15 m)

                            Budget Q&A; Suhad Keblawi (5 m)

                            Finance; Nicole Dugan (15 m)

                            Spring Fundraising Campaign; Rachel McAnallen (15 m)

                            Legislative Update; Ben Lachman (15 m)

                            Scholarships; Sara Sizemore (15 m)

                            Other Reports and Q&A (15 m)

11:45                 Unfinished Business

                            Upcoming meeting dates:

                            --New Orleans-- In person or Online? (10 m)

                            --Summer Meetings (15 m)

12:10                 New Business

                            Camps Reimbursement Request (15 m)

                            Community Outreach Update (15 m)

12:40                 Open floor (20 m)

1:00                   Adjourn

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Our usual virtual HLAA Chapter Meeting will take place using Zoom.  This is an online application that will allow us to see and talk with each other in a group.  You can use Zoom on your computer, laptop, or Smart Phone.

Our online meeting will start exactly at 1:30 pm (Central Time) but we advise all of you to join online around 1:15 pm to help you get set up earlier so that you are not experiencing technical issues.  As usual, we'll be offering our monthly drawings with prizes where 2 winners will be announced! To register for the monthly drawings, all you have to do is click on the Zoom link below and you will automatically be registered.

Please see information below to join our virtual Zoom Meeting next Saturday as you must all register in advance. We will follow up next week as a reminder:  

SPEAKER:
Ann Rancourt will be talking about the upcoming Nashville Walk4Hearing coming up on June 13, 2021 which will be held virtually. So join us on the fun if you all want to know more!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdOmtpjkpGN0MLjKjDkf0hApxjR5_0rgn

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

CART and Interpreting will be provided! CART is available on a separate device per the link below:

https://tennesseecaptioning.1capapp.com/event/hlaa-nashville-chapter

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

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Presenter: Kali Markle, AuD, CCC-A

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Understand the degree and type of hearing loss.

2. Interpret audiogram results.

3. Use an audiogram results to plan intervention.

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: Kali Markle, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Kali Markle is a Clinical Associate Professor of Audiology and a Pediatric Audiologist at Utah State University. A majority of her time is spent in the clinic supervising graduate students and seeing patients; however, she also teaches graduate academic courses. Dr. Markle provides diagnostic evaluations on children birth to 21 years of age, fits hearing aids, bone conduction devices, FM systems and works with cochlear implants. She oversees the newborn hearing screening programs at two hospitals and helps fit and maintain FM systems at some of the charter schools in Cache Valley. Dr. Markle is a California native who is enjoying more time spent outdoors with her rescue husky, Logan.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register here

Download the adobeconnect 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_bkewlBh9scLkg1U

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET
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.

Presenter: Nicole Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Understand the role that reading plays in spoken language development.

2. Understand how talking and reading deepen parent-child bonds, which further strengthens child development.

3. Learn how to use various types of text and LSL strategies to engage a child in shared reading experiences.

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.

Presenter: Nicole Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Nicole Jacobson is the Director of Sound Beginnings, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, and a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Special Education, with a minor in music. She also received her second Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Utah State University in Speech-Language Pathology. Nicole has loved working with the amazing children and their families at Sound Beginnings and strives to offer services that are not only child-focused but are truly family-centered. Nicole has also thoroughly enjoyed working as a clinical supervisor with the Utah State University graduate students from the Listening and Spoken Language Graduate Studies Program.

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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FULLY ACCESSIBLE using Deaf Talent with Closed Captioning!

#POL21 2021 TN Virtual State Finals will be held broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube Friday March 12, 2021 starting at 6pm CST. Emceed by nationally renowned, multi-genre writer and educator, Caroline Randall Williams, and includes dynamic performances by Nashville musician, Carly Moffa; the State Finalist Poetry Recitation Showcase; and will conclude with the Awards Ceremony and announcement of this year’s TN State Champion

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dq-OS0cWAE

 

 

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TIME:  11 AM - 1PM (CDT); 12 PM - 2PM (EDT)

Join us to learn more about the special education support these agencies provide for students with disabilities and their families.

For professionals and family members of individuals with disabilities in Tennessee.

Registration required:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U_sR24yvQOqLEyVHA-Ygcg

Cost: FREE

Presented in English and Spanish. Other accommodations available upon request.

Sponsored by:  Transition Tennessee, Tennessee Division of Special Populations, The ARC, Tennessee's Family Engagement Program, STEP, Inc.

 

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Topic: Life with Usher Syndrome

Laura Godbold is native to New Jersey. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Deaf Studies / ASL Teaching from Gallaudet University. She has taught those subjects on a collegiate level at the University of North Florida for four years, as well as at a high school level at Virtual Arkansas as an ASL instructor for a year.

At this time, Laura is entering her second year as an adjunct college professor at Carolina University. She is currently living in Alabama with her Deaf husband and their two precious Deaf children (boy and girl). However, despite the common link of being Deaf, Laura identifies herself differently from her family; she identifies as DeafBlind.

Laura is looking forward to meeting the participants and discussing Life with Usher Syndrome!

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TIME:  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT); 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

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The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The University of Alabama will host a Zoom based webinar presentation by Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Professor at Gallaudet University Department of Psychology, as she shares her research on Deaf female undergraduates’ labeling of partner violence. Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi is Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification with Student Success and Academic Quality at Gallaudet University. She is responsible for directing institutional accreditation efforts necessary to meet the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) standards and will serve as the MSCHE Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). Her areas of teaching include Human Sexuality, Psychology of Gender, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi focuses her research in intimate partner violence (IPV) and the impact of media on mental health within the Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, and Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) community. The webinar format presentation will be conducted in American Sign Language and voice interpreting and live captioning will be provided. There will be a live Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation. RSVP required for the presentation.

RVSP at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-it-abuse-deaf-female-undergraduates-labeling-of-partner-violence-tickets-144219038025

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Our usual virtual HLAA Chapter Meeting will take place using Zoom.  This is an online application that will allow us to see and talk with each other in a group.  You can use Zoom on your computer, laptop, or Smart Phone.

Our online meeting will start exactly at 1:30 pm (Central Time) but we advise all of you to join online around 1:15 pm to help you get set up earlier so that you are not experiencing technical issues.  As usual, we'll be offering our monthly drawings with prizes where 3 winners will be announced! To register for the monthly drawings, all you have to do is click on the Zoom link below and you will automatically be registered.

Please see information below to join our virtual Zoom Meeting next Saturday as you must all register in advance. We will follow up next week as a reminder:  

SPEAKER:
We are happy to have Dr. Rebecca Grome, Primary Audiologist and Owner of Ears 4 U Hearing Services in Nashville, TN, joining us as guest speaker. Her topic will be "Nontraditional Audiometric Assessment, OTC Hearing Aids and New TV/Telephone Accessories Compatible with Hearing Aids

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81933366280

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please try to join meeting between 1:15-1:2Spm so that others can have ample time setting up ZOOM before meeting will begin at 1:30pm.

CART and Interpreting will be provided! CART is available on a separate device per the link below:

https://tennesseecaptioning.1capapp.com/event/hlaa-nashville-chapter

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

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