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0-5 Parent Outreach and Partnership Services for Family, Children, and Adults are excited to bring to the Chattanooga area our Ready, Set, Learn! parent workshop for literacy development and language acquisition for our children. Any parent/caregiver of a child ages 0-5 with a hearing concern is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Space is limited so please register at the following link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F9PGZ32 

We hope to have free childcare but will let you know if we are able to. There is a question about it on the survey (link) so that will help us plan as well. Please let us know if you need childcare in order to attend.

Each family will take home the kit with 6 books, toys, and activities to do at home!

 (we have the room until 12:30 if needed)
 

 


 

 

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Please join the online parent get-togethers this fall! We call this COFFEE BREAK.

The event meets online once a month using ZOOM. It is very informal and relaxed – just an easy conversation. Families often have questions they might ask. Below is a sample agenda, possible dates August – December, and speakers – topics.

These get-togethers take place online using ZOOM. You use your home device with a mic and camera.
ZOOM is free to install on your device. Visit to sign-up for a personal account. https://zoom.us/

The parent get-together is made-up of two parts:
• Guest Speaker: a brief chat, 20+ minutes
• Communication & Conversation: 20+ minutes

A sample agenda looks like this:
7:00 – 7:05 Greeting
7:05 – 7:30 Guest or Communication Skills
7:30 – 7:55 Guest or Communication Skills
7:55 – 8:00 Conclusion

Parent Get -Togethers Scheduled Thursdays at 7:00 PM CST

8.20 Donice Kaufman TN EARS - Emergency Alert Resources System for the Deaf

Coomunication Skills - Meaningful Safety & Emergency Vocabulary

9.10 Jenny Williams SibShops and TN Hands & Voices – Advocacy and Support

Communication Skills - Meaningful Positive Behavior Vocabulary

9.24 Carrie Crittendon Educational Audiology

Communication skills: Developing auditory attention

10.22 Paula Wagner Local Education Agency Outreach - LEA

Communication skills - Developing visual attention

11.19 Tonya Bowman Health care resources: Federal, State, Local

Communication Skills - Meaningful Medical & Health Vocabulary

12.3 Brenda Boaz-Pond LSDHH - Reading to My Child - demonstration

Communication Skills - Meaningful Story Conversation Vocabulary

 

Interested? Receive a notification and join the Coffee Break meetings YOU want to attend.

Contact Tracy Duncan to add your email to the notification list. t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

Sign-up on or before August 13th.

Notifications are sent one week before the get-together is scheduled.

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Please join the online parent get-togethers this fall! We call this COFFEE BREAK.

The event meets online once a month using ZOOM. It is very informal and relaxed – just an easy conversation. Families often have questions they might ask. Below is a sample agenda, possible dates August – December, and speakers – topics.

These get-togethers take place online using ZOOM. You use your home device with a mic and camera.
ZOOM is free to install on your device. Visit to sign-up for a personal account. https://zoom.us/

The parent get-together is made-up of two parts:
• Guest Speaker: a brief chat, 20+ minutes
• Communication & Conversation: 20+ minutes

A sample agenda looks like this:
7:00 – 7:05 Greeting
7:05 – 7:30 Guest or Communication Skills
7:30 – 7:55 Guest or Communication Skills
7:55 – 8:00 Conclusion

Parent Get -Togethers Scheduled Thursdays at 7:00 PM CST

8.29 Donice Kaufman TN EARS - Emergency Alert Resources System for the Deaf

Communication Skills - Meaningful Safety & Emergency Vocabulary

9.12 Kayla Head Professional Deaf Woman: life experiences using hearing aids and cochlear implants Communication Skills - Meaningful Social -Emotional Vocabulary

9.26 Tina Regenwether Education Topics: Early Intervention and Transition 

Communication Skills - Keeping your child’s visual attention

10.17 Marc Hayes Mama Lere Hearing School: Educational Considerations for your child

Communication Skills: Developing auditory attention

10.24 Paula Wagner Local Education Agency (LEA) Outreach

Communication Skills: Developing visual attention

11.7 Vicki Powers Educational Audiology

Communiation skills - Meaningful Listening / Signed Vocabulary

11.21 Susan Jones Family Experiences: Raising a deaf daughter in a rural city near Nashville

Communication Skills - Meaningful Positive Behavior Vocabulary

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Aric Randolph / Beryl Corey Raising a Successful Child: self-esteem, spiritual / moral, and self-confident.

Communication Skills: Meaningful Conversation Vocabulary

Interested? Receive a notification and join the Coffee Break meetings YOU want to attend.

Contact Tracy Duncan to add your email to the notification list. t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

Sign-up on or before August 13th.

Notifications are sent one week before the get-together is scheduled.

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Join us for a very special 
story time with our friends at Barnes & Noble!

• Come enjoy a Clifford book read in both American Sign Language and English
• Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog
• Learn more about local resources for families of children who have hearing concerns or are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Schedule:
9:30 am Meet Clifford
10:30 am Story Time

**For preferential seating for children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, please RSVP by August 20th
to emily_s@tndisability.org **

Sponsored by: 0-5 Parent Outreach, Family Voices of Tennessee, PEARS, and Hands & Voices

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FAMILY LEARNING DAY

Parent Program, Children's Recreation, Child Care, SibShop (7 - 13 years of age)

"The 4 E's of Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: Expose, Educate, Embrace, and Elevate"

8:30 Registration

9:00 Keynote Speaker: Stacy Abrams, Gallaudet University
11:30 Lunch & Panel of Deaf Adults
1:30 Departure

Cost: Each person pays $5.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family. Pay on site. Scholarships are available.

Click on the link to register online - https://www.tsdeaf.org/apps/pages/parent_outreach

Free T-Shirts, lunch, snacks, goody bags, door prizes.

 

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IF YOU EVER WONDERED……
How are Buyers and Sellers Agents different?
How to pick a lender?
What is an agency relationship?
What is Earnest Money?
What’s the MLS?
How do you qualify for a mortgage?
What is PMI?
Why are there different kinds of mortgages? (VA, Conventional, FHA,
USDA, etc.) What’s the difference in a Realtor and a real estate agent?
What’s the difference in an appraisal and an inspection?
How do Realtors get paid?
If I am buying a FSBO who is the negotiator?
What are the improvements that will get me the most money back?
How do I find out about the resale potential of a home I like?
How do I sell my house for top money?
Are home sales contracts legally binding?
What is Escrow?
Where do you get Codes, Conditions and Restriction
and HOA Rules for your neighborhood?
What’s the difference between an auction and a foreclosure?
Where do I get info about what prices other homes
in the neighborhood are selling for?

THEN YOU SHOULD COME TO THIS WORKSHOP!

presented and sponsored by: Steph Buell and Tim Britt

Food will be provided, come curious and hungry!

CART and Interpreters will be provided for the workshop!

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Family Learning Day is coming to the Tri-Cities area. 

  • Join us for our keynote speaker, Kenny Tedford, parent sessions, parent panel, deaf panel, lunch and childcare!
  • Please register at TSD Family Learning Summer Events 2019-Online Registration Form
  • $5 per person with a $20 maximum for a family- scholarships are available.
  • Vendors, Gifts, Books!
  • Questions: Contact Alisa Weeks at a.weeks@tsdeaf.org or 865-469-5592

Sib Shop is too! (Fun filled times for typically developing siblings, ages 8-13, of children with special needs). The flyer is attached. 

  • To register, contact Paula Wagner at p.wagner@tsdeaf.org or 865-579-2751

 

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SPEAKER: Mike Helms, Vice President, Adult Education and Outreach for Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nashville. He is the father of two wonderful girls.    

TOPIC: “Know Your Child” Making decisions for your deaf and hard of hearing child can be difficult. This topic focuses on encouraging parents through that process.

Friday, May 31:  5-9 pm: Registration and Social

Saturday, June 1:  8am-7:30 pm: Meals, Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions, Vendors, and Recreation time

Sunday, June 2:  8-10am: Breakfast and departure

Session Topics will include:   - Reading Support in the Home   - Writing Support in the Home   - Math Support in the Home   - Building Relationships through Play   - Approaches to Deaf Education   - Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)   - Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, Hearing Levels   - Resources for Learning ASL   - After High School Options   - Vocational Rehabilitation    -Making Decisions for Your Child’s Needs

Cost: Each person is $5 with a maximum of $20 each family. This includes meals and children’s recreational activities. (Scholarships available)

Register online at: https://www.tsdeaf.org/apps/pages/parent_outreach

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The 4 E's of Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: Expose, Educate, Embrace, and Elevate

Families will learn about different concepts and how they tie into how families can elevate their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language.

We know that the earlier families expose themselves to what is out there to support their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language growth and success, the less risks of language deprivation that child has. It is also critical that families are exposed to what myths are out there about deaf and hard of hearing children and language.

After families acquire this knowledge, they need to be directed to evidence-based practices. With an understanding of the evidence, they can critically analyze the research studies and then educate themselves on how to advocate for their deaf or hard of hearing child to ensure the education their child receives is the best possible option.

Families need to ensure the educational planning their deaf or hard of hearing child receives is exemplary. Through their parenting journey, families will embrace their deaf or hard of hearing child’s identity by connecting with other deaf or hard of hearing adults to learn and understand what their child may grow up to be and how language is a factor in self-identity and development.

During the workshop, these messages will be expanded on by including evidence-based Clerc Center resources that will support the families’ affirmation in elevating their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language. There will be opportunities for families to write down their thoughts on what they can do to ensure they have all the E’s to elevate their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language.

The first TEN Memphis families with children identified with hearing concerns are eligible for:

• No Registration Fee: All families driving from the Memphis-Area to Jackson will NOT PAY the registration fee.

• Gas Cards Available: a limited number of families will be given $25.00 gas cards. They must pick up the cards in person at the Jackson event.

• Write GAS CARD on the registration form or they can send an email to Brenda Lindsay (b.lindsay@tsdeaf.org) saying they want a gas card.

• Families will need to register immediately to attend the WTSD Family Learning Day in Jackson.


*Due to the cancellation of the Memphis Family Learning Day (July 13) TSD Parent Outreach is providing an alternative.

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In keeping with our theme, “Moving Forward Together”, our focus is advancing in our skills and practice while supporting each other. Whether you are licensed, nationally certified, have completed the EIPA requirements, haven’t yet taken the written and performance portions but are working as an interpreter with deaf students in the public school setting, or currently enrolled in an interpreter training program, there is something for everyone at this Summer Institute! We are building our programming and content for rotation and elective sessions around the knowledge standards and skill domains on which the EIPA is based, but that’s not all!  Even if you’ve already acquired your credentials there will be something new for everyone to learn and move their skills forward. We are also pleased to share with you that many of our large group session speakers are deaf faculty and staff from TSD and the University of Tennessee. We’re also trying something different this year, with large group sessions having hearing presenters being interpreted by institute staff or others willing to give of their time and talents to advance the skill sets and knowledge banks of their colleagues. So exciting!

We will continue to have the catered dinner, now on Monday evening, with several of our deaf community members joining us! As always, we will continue to honor the memory of our beloved Marie Griffin by nominating a worthy and deserving interpreter who demonstrates the attributes and characteristics held to high importance by Marie herself. Our theme for this year is an expression of those qualities which Marie valued: 1.) encouraging others; 2.)  sharing knowledge with others; 3.) positive attitude; and 3.) dedication to the profession.

Please see the attached program information and PDF registration form. You can complete the registration form digitally and email to me as an attachment at a.simmons@tsdeaf.org, or print out a copy, complete it by hand, and send by USPS. The completed registration form must be postmarked (including the registration fee) or emailed no later than May 24, 2019.  Registration fee (in the form of a check or money order) of $75 for TN residents/$100 for out-of-state residents must be mailed. See attached EII Info for mailing instructions. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to Tennessee residents who are currently working interpreters. Out-of-state interpreters are welcome and encouraged to attend as space allows.

Due to ongoing campus construction and space constraints, accommodations are limited and preference must be given to those who are currently working educational interpreters. If you would like to accompany your spouse or partner to the Summer Institute there are many hotel options downtown and in close proximity to the TSD campus, ranging from boutique to more traditional franchise offerings. Knoxville has a beautiful and vibrant downtown area full of museums, shops, restaurants, and many other attractions that will keep your spouse or partner busy and then some while you’re engaged in our daily professional development sessions. If they’re more the outdoorsy type, there’s the Urban Wilderness, Baker Creek Preserve, and Ijams Nature Center right next door to the TSD campus with many miles of hiking and biking trails where your spouse or partner can enjoy beautiful views along the way. If you would like more information on what Knoxville has to offer, please send me an email.