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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Everything we learn comes from a sensory channel.  Sensory development begins in utero and continues throughout the early years of life.  Building a sensory profile of each child is essential for a solid understanding of the child’s abilities and needs, developing a common framework for presentation of sensory information, and identifying necessary supports.

PRESENTER: Tanni Anthony, Ph.D Director, Access, Learning and Literacy

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_soIcXUNNRwWf00DysLWA3g

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Nancy O'Donnell, Director of Outreach for the Usher Syndrome Coalition, and Nilam Agrawal, USH Ambassador and mother of two children with Usher syndrome, will provide an overview/update of Usher syndrome; general implications for working with students with Usher syndrome; and a Mom's insights as she guides her children through remote learning.

PRESENTER: Nancy O’Donnell and Nilam Agrawal

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ilHEOxsZQLKwNHAt_0YiWw

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Combined visual and hearing loss is a unique disability. Age of onset, type and degree of the sensory loss, and presence of additional disabilities all contribute to the impact across developmental domains.  The session will detail information about the range of developmental challenges for young children, ages birth through age five.

PRESENTER:  Tanni Anthony, Ph.D Director, Access, Learning and Literacy

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_07ipdTYYQRK6DEU9V0s05Q

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

There are many great ideas to support the needs of students with dual sensory loss.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed or not know where to start.  Join the family/educational team from Horry County, SC and learn how they use a team approach to creating meaningful experience books for their student.  Participants will see the process in action; from brainstorming, choosing language and materials, maintaining a shared template, to creating a final product.
Teamwork makes….a successful and happy student!

PRESENTERS:  Krista Olsen, Technical Assistance Specialist, SC DeafBlind Project, Katie Sacra (parent), Horry County Educational Team

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f_uCySaGSTu41STGpm2hEw

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

We will be discussing some basic principles of Positive Behavior support, including the 3 principle keys: appropriate expectations, engaging activities, and effective behavior management and how to implement these for students with dual sensory loss.

PRESENTERS:  Kate Borg, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t4n2JvErQZmY-d-koYrdJA

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

This workshop will cover accessibility challenges of online conferences and meetings. We will compare and contrast features of different formats used for virtual trainings. Assistive Technology Specialists will demonstrate features to help customize reporting for virtual trainings.

PRESENTERS:  Signal Centers Assistive Technology Specialists: Ezra Reynolds,  Steve Powell, and Lana Bazemore-Little, Director

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0wgB_ayvTHOvel2WxUo63Q

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TIME: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm  - 6:00 pm EST

PRESENTER:
Giuletta Maucere was raised in a family that can hear rather well. Both her parentsand brother are hard of hearing, as well as Giuletta. They were raised culturally Deaf and she attended two Deaf schools growing up.

Giuletta’s family are all athletes. She and her brother are currently on the USA team for the Deaflympics. Her brother is on the men’s basketball team and she is entering her second year with the women’s volleyball team. Guiletta co-teaches elementary Physical Education at Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD), where she has worked for three years. She also is involved in the athletic department as the JV girls volleyball head coach and an assistant coach for varsity girls volleyball and basketball teams.

When asked what she enjoys doing in her spare time, Giuletta says, “I usually train for USA volleyball and I enjoy traveling. However, since the pandemic, hiking and snowboarding have been my go-to hobbies. I also have a newfound hobby with making smoothie bowls!”

Giuletta is looking forward to meeting the participants and discussing Deaf Athleticism!

Contact/Information

Families, if you did not receive an email with the Zoom link, please contact Briella Diaz:  b.diaz@tsdeaf.org

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TIME: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern); 7-8:30 pm (Central)

TEACHER:  Dr. Richard Jeffries

DESCRIPTION:
Have you ever wondered how you can support your child's reading skills at home? In this online webinar with Dr. Richard Jeffries, the Director of the Outreach Programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, you'll learn simple strategies that you can use to build your child's confidence and foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

COST: $20*

REGISTER HERE:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehlzz56m5dc94322&oseq=&c=&ch=

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Presenter:  Beth Moss

Cost: $30

Register: Click HERE to register.

Workshop Description:
Working in a mental health hospital setting can be challenging for interpreters. This workshop will identify common challenges and help new and experienced interpreters to more easily navigate through an inpatient hospital in a mental health setting.

About the Presenter
Beth Moss is a graduate from McLennan Community College in Waco, TX with an associate degree in Interpreter Training and from Maryville College in Maryville, TN with a bachelor’s degree in Interpretation and ASL/Deaf Studies. She is currently a student at Arkansas State University’s online school where she is pursuing her master’s degree in Public Administration. Beth has worked as a community interpreter and a staff interpreter in Nashville, TN, where she began specializing in mental health interpreting. She attended MHIT in 2015, completed her practicum, and received her QMHI certificate from the Alabama Department of Mental Health. She created and provided several introductory mental health trainings for the local interpreters in Nashville and began training mental health facilities on how to work with deaf and hard of hearing patients. Beth joined the team of the Office of Deaf Services at the Alabama Department of Mental Health in 2019 as a staff interpreter. She is based at a state psychiatric hospital where she works with the Communication Access Team to provide access to communication for deaf patients on a mixed deaf and hearing unit.

Should you require any accommodations, please contact Amy Lankheit at amy@bridgesfordeafandhh.org prior to March 19, 2021. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias.

CEUs on the Go! is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This PS program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

Must cancel your registration by March 10, 2021 to get a full refund. Any cancellations after that date will forfeit registration fee.

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TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

DESCRIPTION:
In Nebraska, the majority of pediatric audiology services are concentrated in the metropolitan areas in the eastern part of the state. Because of the location and limited number of pediatric diagnostic facilities in Nebraska, families with young children often travel over four hours with a very young infant to access the necessary services. Families covered only by Medicaid cannot obtain services outside of Nebraska, and often times these families do not have the resources (safe vehicle, gas money, money for overnight lodging) to travel long distances. Central and western Nebraska have historically been underserved, which resulted in children who live in rural Nebraska being identified late as deaf or hard of hearing, and not receiving timely access to appropriate intervention services. Timing of the screening and diagnostic process for a child with permanent sensorineural hearing loss is critical. Nebraska EHDI formed a learning community to address this issue and determine how to ensure that children throughout Nebraska can all have timely access to the same quality of audiology services, regardless of where they live. Throughout the process, many barriers were encountered including finding the right partners, securing funding, and ensuring long term sustainability of the program. This poster will outline the process of establishing collaborations between state entities to provide tele-audiology services (including OAE, ABR and tympanometry) in Nebraska. The poster and accompanying presenters will discuss the partnerships needed for implementation, case studies of families impacted by delayed diagnosis and early intervention, data collected, issues to secure funding, barriers to implementation, and the outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

· Improving Access to care
· Implementing teleaudiology
· Supporting families

PRESENTERS: Hannah Ditmars, MeLissa Butler, Sara Peterson
Dr. Hannah Ditmars is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She provides clinical audiology services to individuals of all ages including infants. Dr. Ditmars teaches graduate students, both in the clinic and classroom, who are pursuing their Doctorate Degree in Audiology. She instructs the Auditory Electrophysiology course and co-teaches the Humanitarian Audiology course, which includes study abroad and provision of audiology services to individuals in Nicaragua.

MeLissa Butler has been with the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program since April, 2011, and serves as Community Health Educator Senior. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Technical Studies from Bellevue University. MeLissa’s training includes Evidence Based Public Health-A Course in Chronic Disease Prevention; American Sign Language; Genetics and Hearing Loss for EHDI Professionals; ASTra Family Support training; and she is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Sara Peterson is a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing at ESU#13 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Sara is also a Coordinator for the Central Western Nebraska Partnership for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register click: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rAwZ1Tohpqa1PD

Download the adobeconnect app.

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 be provided

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.