Conferences

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This institute is geared to people who are interpreting in Tennessee public schools, grades K - 12.  

Schedule
The Institute will begin at 2:00 pm on Monday and continue through noon Thursday.  There will be evening sessions on both Monday and Tuesday.  Participants who elect to stay in the cottages at TSD may check in on Monday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Curriculum

Small group sessions will cover the following topics:
Sign to Voice Interpreting                             
Ethics of Educational Interpreting                  
Role and Responsibilities     
Appropriate Tutoring for Deaf Students  
Socially Restricted Signs      
Interpreting for Students with Multiple Disabilities          
Classifiers
Idioms
Interpreting Music
Interpreting Science Class
Interpreting English Class
Individual Feedback
                              
Large group sessions will cover:
“Brain Gym” activities for Deaf Students and Interpreters
Working with Spanish-Speaking Families/Multicultural Issues
Update on Recent Proposed Interpreter Law
Sensory Issues in Deaf Students on the Autism Spectrum

Evening sessions will provide opportunities for interaction with Deaf community members, as well as an Interact performance and TRID reception. 

Transportation
Transportation costs will be the responsibility of the participants.  (School systems are encouraged to reimburse the participants in accordance with State of Tennessee approved travel regulations.) 

Housing
Participants may stay in the cottages at the Tennessee School for the Deaf.  Persons will be assigned on a two-per-room basis (each room has 2 twin beds).  Each bedroom has its own private bathroom.  There will be no cost for this campus housing.  Participants are free to make other arrangements for housing; any associated costs will be the responsibility of the participant.

Meals
Continental breakfasts and snacks will be provided each day at no cost to participants.  Lunches are the responsibility of the individual.  An extended time period will be given each day to allow participants to go back to the cottage (participants may use the kitchens) or to go off-campus for lunch.  There are numerous full-service and fast food restaurants within a few miles of TSD. 

Linen
Each participant should bring his/her own linen (sheets, pillowcases, towels, blanket, etc.)  Participants will have access to washers and dryers.

Dress
Casual dress is encouraged.  Participants should bring a light jacket or sweater, since classes are held in air-conditioned rooms.

Registration and fees
Institute registration is limited due to space constraints.  The completed registration form (including registration fee of $55) must be postmarked no later than May 21, 2014.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

A registration fee of $55.00 is required.  Please send a check or money order made payable to PTCA of TSD (Parent Teacher Counselor Association of the Tennessee School for the Deaf).  Completed registration forms and checks should be mailed to:

Tina Prochaska
Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37920
865/579-2429
tinap@tsd.k12.tn.us

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Please join us at the 2014 AHEAD Conference, being held in conjunction with the pepnet 2 Training Institute (PTI). We will take an in-depth look at strategies that disability services providers can use to increase opportunities to enhance access and engagement, while introducing diversified perspectives and directions at institutions of higher education regardless of office size or geographic location. Meet colleagues from around the globe to discuss the ever changing landscape of the field and effective measures to meet or exceed institutional expectations as well departmental and personal goals. In keeping with the “Access Always, in All Ways” Conference theme this year, attendees are encouraged to access information being presented at both Conferences, in all ways they can. We are asking that you take advantage of this outstanding opportunity while in a terrific location, the capital city of the great state of California.

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  • Learn the advanced principles, concepts, and techniques of Auditory-Verbal Therapy as it relates to infants and toddlers.
  • Learn to assess infants/toddlers and formulate family-centered goals.
  • Learn specific auditory-verbal techniques for structured and natural environment activities that establish early listening and spoken communication.
  • Learn strategies and techniques for Parent Training.
  • Earn 0.6 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with babies with hearing loss.

Registration: $129 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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  • Learn how to plan auditory activities efficiently using a limited set of materials ("toolsets")
  • Learn how to use each toolset for varied auditory skill levels (e.g., pattern perception, word-level, connected language, etc.)
  • Learn how to use the same toolset for different auditory skill types (e.g., auditory feedback, discrimination, comprehension, etc.)
  • Learn how activity templates can simplify planning and preparation for large caseloads
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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  • Examine the foundational auditory skills that can lead to higher levels of academic achievement
  • Learn to plan auditory activities that focus on these foundational skills while developing vocabulary, targeting spoken language and building curricular concepts
  • Connect specific auditory skills to connected spoken language used in academic learning e.g. explanations, discussions, and factual information
  • Learn how to plan a session that develops listening and spoken language using cross-curricular academic content
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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  • Learn how CI differs from hearing aids; Expectations for children.
  • Learn how to interpret the processor map in terms of speech acoustics.
  • Learn how to use therapy to ensure that the CI is adjusted appropriately.
  • Learn how to customize auditory activities for children with a CI.
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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  • Learn how children with hearing loss develop intelligible spoken language through audition
  • Learn about the acoustic cues for speech that are available for auditory-verbal development
  • Learn auditory strategies and techniques for developmental as well as remedial instruction
  • Learn a basic hierarchy of auditory skills specific to phonetic level development
  • Examine a variety of listening activities for varying stages of development, as well as strategies for generalization of skills
  • Earn ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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  • Learn how to plan effective auditory activities that make up a session.
  • Learn how to use a conversational approach in your activities.
  • Learn how to achieve multiple objectives with a single activity.
  • Learn how to set up auditory routines to focus on listening and spoken language.
  • Learn how to use different types of activities for different auditory objectives.
  • Earn ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

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Pratibha Srinivasan is the presenter for this introductory class about Auditory-Verbal Therapy which is a prerequisite for other workshops offered through this program.  

  • Learn the basic principles, concepts, and techniques of Auditory-Verbal Therapy, the science of teaching children with hearing loss to listen and talk.
  • Learn AV techniques that you can use to enhance the spoken language part of your program (even when your program is not auditory-verbal, i.e., not a listening-only, spoken language development program)
  • Learn practical strategies that you can put to use from day one!
  • Learn by watching and analyzing videoclips of actual therapy performed by an expert with over 30 years of experience!
  • Earn 0.6 ASHA CEUs!