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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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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_728e7O2qWteUlIa

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.

Presenters: Cass Fogelstrom, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd and Elizabeth Parker, M.Ed.

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Use specific strategies for building relationships with students, families, adults and children using virtual services.

2. Identify the challenges of building virtual relationships and generate solutions for mentoring and coaching through the use of telepractice.

Whether we’re parents, teachers, students or children, we human beings are social animals. We live in packs and we survive and thrive because we learn from each other and work together ~ physically, emotionally and mentally. In other words, we’ve got each other’s backs! So when we were forced to take our “togetherness” online, most of us asked ourselves, “how am I supposed to make, keep and build relationships online, sometimes with people I have never met in person?” The COVID-19 pandemic caused many of us to move to a virtual platform to meet with our students or families. Our student teachers were abruptly made to “pivot” from learning from a teacher in a classroom to learning from a classroom teacher who was pivoting as well. Parents became homeschool teachers with a “ready or not” timeline. All of us were thrown into the deep end of the pool left to figure out how to not only keep the positive relationships we had, but also to build new relationships through a virtual connection. In this presentation, you will hear from two deaf educators ~one who works virtually with families and the other who works virtually with graduate students. Meeting via technology is something that these teachers have been doing long before the world was forced into this realm by COVID. How can we build relationships with mentees when we’ve never actually met face to face? If you have a good relationship with parents in their home, how can you maintain and strengthen them now that you don’t have that face-to-face connection? We have found that there are actually many benefits to working virtually with students and families. In this presentation, you will learn some new ideas to finding positive ways to keep those personal relationships strong.

Presenter: Cass Fogelstrom, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd

Cass Fogelstrom provides tele-intervention services for families throughout the country. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the John Tracy Clinic/University of San Diego. Additionally, Cass has a certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd). Cass has focused her time and career coaching parents in their home, either in person or through video-conferencing. She has a passion for instilling confidence within the family as they navigate their journey of having a child with hearing loss. She believes in a team approach, noting that parents and family members are the number one teachers and experts in their child’s life. Cass is always looking forward to meeting new families and learning about their unique and special circumstances. The possibilities of bringing every child to his or her full potential are endless!

Presenter: Elizabeth Parker, M.Ed

Elizabeth Parker is a Clinical Instructor and Practicum Supervisor in the Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education program, Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. She has served as a classroom teacher, aural habilitation specialist and Program Director of Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. She has taught and mentored hundreds of students and professionals to better serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Liz believes that communication is at the heart of everything we do as human beings. She is passionate about meeting new people, mentoring students and helping people realize their true potential.

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.

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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On Thursday, May 27th, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar: “Discovering Affordable Technology Access for Families” Presented by: Tawny Holmes and Zainab Alkebsi.

Abstract/Description:

An increasing number of EHDI resources are becoming "green" (paperless) or virtual, but that means families with limited access to internet may be left in the dust. This presentation will share immediately usable information about free or affordable technology access that is available to families with lower socio-economic status. This technology access is required/funded by the federal government, and often is not common knowledge among early intervention professionals. Did you know that families may be qualified for free or $10 a month wireless internet? Did you know that parents may qualify for a $10 a month cell phone bill? Free iPads? This company-neutral presentation by a national advocacy organization is strictly focused on providing information on all major telecommunications companies' offers as mandated/provided by federal law. Come and learn more so you can support your families with teleintervention (including virtual learning, apps, webinars) and more wonderful electronic resources out there!

Learning Objectives:

· Parents and professionals will be able to list various avenues to receive affordable technology access.

· Participants will develop strategies for families to apply for technology access.

· Participants will locate relevant websites and companies where they can proceed with applications.

Presenters:

Tawny Holmes Hlibok is the Education Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf along with being Assistant Professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. She graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to her law degree with a family mediation & law certification, she has a Master of Arts in Family Centered Early Education. Ms. Holmes has worked three years in teaching deaf and hard of hearing students, mainly in the early childhood education field. As part of her position, she focuses on improving/establishing federal and state policy related to early intervention and education of deaf and hard of hearing children. Ms. Holmes strongly believes in the power of collaboration and has contributed a significant amount of her work towards this endeavor, in varying ways, from promoting parent resources to inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing adult professionals.

Zainab Alkebsi, Esq. is the Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). She is responsible for providing analysis, recommendations, and counsel to the NAD on policy issues affecting people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Prior to joining the NAD, she served as Deputy Director at the Maryland Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing where she coordinated the office's legislative and policy efforts. Licensed to practice law in Maryland, she is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She also has a B.A. in Political Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/discovering-affordable-technology-access-for-families.html

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.

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.

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You can get full access to this year's Deaf Studies Today Conference, "Deaf Lives 360" for just $15. Or join ASDC and attend free! Join here and email cheri@deafchildren.org for your code. Offer ends Monday, 4/12.

This virtual conference is hosted by Deaf Studies Today! and brings together the brightest minds and latest thinking within the interdisciplinary field of Deaf Studies. This year's exciting conference presentations include:

  • Deaf Students’ Experiences Navigating Isolation and Bias at College
  • Facing Transitions: Learning ASL in Online Environment
  • Discipline at Deaf Schools: Patterns of Concern Related to Gender and Ethnicity 
  • Deaf Mental Health: Introduction and Conceptual Foundations
  • Navigating Medical Care as a Deaf Person during COVID: Perspective of a Deaf Doctor
  • Language Deprivation in College Writing Classrooms
  • The Counter-Narrative Cycle: Examining Lived-Realities in Deaf Lives
  • Deafness for Sale: The Commodification of Representation 
  • Historical Deaf Space and Place
  • The Contribution of Black Deaf Performing Arts
  • Entertainment by The Journey of Sunshine Too and 2.0

All sessions are presented in ASL with English captions. They have been pre-recorded so you can view them at your own pace (now through April 16th). Registration deadline is Monday, April 12.

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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

* Required

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

DESCRIPTION:
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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(Link to register is in the DETAILS section (click “see more”)