Parent Programs

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K-8 kids and parents will visit booths designed by VBI labs and groups to build a neuron, touch real brains, and learn about cool science with a host of other fun activities.

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Families of Children ages 0-5 with a hearing concern!

Please join us for our next Ready, Set, Learn! parent workshop- Transportation!

Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-4:00
Partnership Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Free Childcare available too!

Each family will receive a kit with 6 books, toys, and activities related to the books.

Meet other families and have an opportunity to talk with Teachers of the Deaf
about your specific concerns.

Please register at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F9PGZ32

For more information, contact Alisa Weeks at a.weeks@tsdeaf.org or 865-469-5592
 

 

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Families of Children ages 0-5 with a hearing concern!

Please join us for our next Ready, Set, Learn! parent workshop- Transportation!

Monday, April 27th from 1:00-3:00
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church

Free Childcare available too!

Each family will receive a kit with 6 books, toys, and activities related to the books.

Meet other families and have an opportunity to talk with Teachers of the Deaf about your
specific concerns.

Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S3YML5Y

For more information, contact Alisa Weeks at a.weeks@tsdeaf.org or 865-469-5592
 

 

 

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Littles Language Lab (L3)
Please join the fun!!


Phone: 615.981.5617


Please let me know if you will come by email Wednesday 25th
t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

Our philosophy is that young children need language, language, language. Early parental involvement is key! We aim to empower, support, and encourage families so their children will have multiple opportunities for communication and success.

L3 is a class offered twice a month for 1-3 year old children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents attend classes with their child to learn how to “play” with a purpose. There is Shared Reading facilitator, Teacher of the Deaf and a SLP/Teacher in each class. Children are given opportunities to learn and use American Sign Language (ASL) and develop spoken language, all while following curricular concepts from the TN Early Learning Development Standards (TN ELDS).


During each class, important skills such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social and emotional development, communication strategies, and expressive and receptive language are targeted.
For more detailed information about the Littles Language Lab, please contact Kim Baggett at k.baggett@tsdeaf.org (865.227.0555) or Caroline Gowin at c.gowin@tsdeaf.org.

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Littles Language Lab (L3)

Please join the fun!! 

Tennessee School for the Deaf – Nashville:  Phone: 615.981.5617

Please let me know if you will come by email Wednesday 11th:  t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

Our philosophy is that young children need language, language, language. Early parental involvement is key! We aim to empower, support, and encourage families so their children will have multiple opportunities for communication and success. 

L3 is a class offered twice a month for 1-3 year old children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents attend classes with their child to learn how to “play” with a purpose. There is Shared Reading facilitator, Teacher of the Deaf and a SLP/Teacher in each class. Children are given opportunities to learn and use American Sign Language (ASL) and develop spoken language, all while following curricular concepts from the TN Early Learning Development Standards (TN ELDS).

During each class, important skills such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social and emotional development, communication strategies, and expressive and receptive language are targeted.

For more detailed information about the Littles Language Lab, please contact Kim Baggett at k.baggett@tsdeaf.org (865.227.0555) or Caroline Gowin at c.gowin@tsdeaf.org.

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Given the opportunity, any child can learn! Active Learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, focuses on establishing motivating learning environments for children with multiple special needs. Join Ms. Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., as she provides you with this fresh and pioneering approach. Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors. This exciting conference will feature lecture, video and demonstrations. Active Learning equipment and materials will be on display throughout this conference.

What type of learner benefits from an Active Learning approach?
The Active Learning approach can be used in conjunction with other approaches, such as the work of Dr. Jan van Dijk. Though initially this approach was designed for individuals with visual impairments and deaf-blindness, it has proven to be effective with individuals with other significant disabilities, such as autism and cerebral palsy.   The Active Learning approach can be used with individuals with various visual conditions, such as CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) and ONH (Optic Nerve Hypoplasia), as well as with those who are deafblind or medically fragile. To learn more about “Active learning” please check out the link: http://activelearningspace.org/

Registration for this conference is available on-line at:
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/active-learning-conference-patricia-obrzut-tickets-94201245461
There is no registration fee for this event.

Hotel Scholarships are available to families who live more than 50 miles away-
There are a limited number of scholarships available to families who live more than 50 miles from conference location.  These scholarships will cover the cost of one hotel room for up to 2 nights at the Drury Plaza Hotel.  Families members who are interested and have a child on the TN Deaf-Blind Census can request a scholarship by contacting Danna Conn at danna.conn@vumc.org or 615-936-0262. 

There will be a family gathering on Thursday evening. 
There is no childcare available for this conference.
Please feel free to share with other families and professionals who may be interested.

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For families with children enrolled at WTSD only

Collaboratively Sponsored by Teneessee Schools for the Deaf, TN Hands & Voices, Family Voices of TN - PEARS, 0-5 Parent Outreach.

FAmilies coming to WTSD for their child's conference can stop in the common room and learn about Family Wellness.

Wellness Stations include:

Healthy Foods – Healthy You! Healthy Kids!
• Sample, taste, where to find, and how much does it cost?
• Meal preparation time savers
• Meal Menu for the week
• Recipes and recommendations for families on the go

Essential Oils
• Sample, where to find, and how much does it cost?
• What, why, how, when, and where
• Benefits to your wellness

Mindfulness for you and your child
• Observation of self
• Acceptance of self
• Impartial openminded attitude

Breathing, stretching, and relieving stress
• Square breathing techniques for children to use before they blow! Stress reduction for children.
• Counting breathing techniques for adults – relieving stress in a few minutes
• Children’s yoga stretches everyone can enjoy! Stress reduction for children.
• Adult yoga stretches for adults – right in your chair or personal space.

Physical Health check-in
• Conversation with a nurse
• What is good physical health?
• What are some red flags?

Organizational tips to reduce stress
• What do I really need? Prioritizing for each activity
• Organizing and preparation
o Tote bags
o Kids back backs
o Go-Bags for the car / bus
o Calendars, reminders, and keeping the balance in your life
• Making time for my family
• Making time for me

Helpful hints to support homework and learning at home.

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Free parenting workshop for families with Deaf or HOH children!

Don't miss this opportunity to: 

  • Meet other parents and professinals
  • Learn about:

    • Local and state resources
    • IEP's
    • Sign language
  • Enjoy a free lunch
  • Enjoy free childcare (ages 3-12)

*Parking in rear

To register online:  Email David Ogle at d.ogle@tsdeaf.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_6o0DgkJaqrsvIO1

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 10:30am-11:00am PT
· 11:30am-12:00pm MT
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET

The Auditory Skills Hierarchy:
What does it mean for a child to "hear" you? How do you know when a sound has been simply detected or when that sound has meaning? In this 30 minute webinar, we will discuss what it means to "hear" something and what is needed for words/sounds to have meaning to the listener.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
· Discuss definitions of auditory detection, discrimination, identification and comprehension.
· View and analyze multiple video examples of each.
· Discuss how the use of hearing technology impacts a child's ability to move through this skill hierarchy.
· Brainstorm ways to provide opportunities for practice in daily routines.

Presenter: Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Jeanette Smoot loves her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in 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.

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Littles Language Lab - L3

Parent and Toddler Class

FREE!! Please join the fun!

Location:

Tennessee School for the Deaf – Nashville
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Donelson, TN 37214

615.981.5617


Please email you will attend 
Deadline - Wednesday (2.19.20)
t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

Our philosophy is that young children need language, language, language. Early parental involvement is key! We aim to empower, support, and encourage families so their children will have multiple opportunities for communication and success.

L3 is a class offered twice a month for 1-3 year old children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents attend classes with their child to learn how to “play” with a purpose. There is a Shared Reading facilitator, Teacher of the Deaf and a SLP/Teacher in each class. Children are given opportunities to learn and use American Sign Language (ASL) and develop spoken language, all while following curricular concepts from the TN Early Learning Development Standards (TN ELDS).
During each class, important skills such as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social and emotional development, communication strategies, and expressive and receptive language are targeted.
For more detailed information about the Littles Language Lab, please contact Kim Baggett at k.baggett@tsdeaf.org (865.227.0555) or Caroline Gowin at c.gowin@tsdeaf.org.