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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/Spoken Spanish Interpreters Provided

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Key elements of a positive school climate are the development of social-emotional competencies and at the core is fostering empathy, teaching perspective-taking, building social skills and establishing positive social norms. These skills are accomplished with clear communication in languages that everyone understands, structuring the environment, and teaching teachers and students how to establish relationships..

PRESENTERS:  Rodger and Suzanne Dinwiddie

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B4rW4SPHSni8mN2JHH35Vg

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FREE!

Webinar start times (by time zone)
· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Where: Adobe Connect- to register click
http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2020/socialization-skills-for-dhh-children.html

Abstract/description:
Because of delayed language skills and fewer opportunities for incidental learning, social skills don’t just happen for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Even mild or temporary hearing loss can delay the development of social skills. Ways of approaching socialization and social skills training will be discussed. Thoughts for achieving social inclusion in a variety of settings are offered, including community activities, school activities, peer groups, recreation opportunities, etc. The value of a mentor or role model who is deaf or hard of hearing is discussed. The presenter’s daughter is now in college. Personal accounts of socialization successes and struggles are included in this session.

Learning Objectives:
· Attendees will learn what socialization challenges are faced by children who are DHH
· Attendees will gain an understanding that socialization modeling starts at a very early age
· Professionals will leave with ideas to help parents work on socialization skills from the start.

Presenter: Andrea Marwah received her BA degree in Psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Since her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss in 2002, she has taken a special interest in educating parents and professionals on matters concerning ADA, IDEA, and advocacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Andrea presents both nationally on matters pertaining to advocacy and IDEA; deafness/hearing loss when combined with other disabilities; the impact of deafness/hearing loss; and many topics surrounding parenting and working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She works for the Illinois School for the Deaf as an outreach trainer and consultant for families and professionals who work with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. Andrea began her Presidency at Illinois Hands & Voices in 2010 and is a national trainer for the Hands & Voices.

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

DESCRIPTION:
Because of delayed language skills and fewer opportunities for incidental learning, social skills don’t just happen for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Even mild or temporary hearing loss can delay the development of social skills. Ways of approaching socialization and social skills training will be discussed. Thoughts for achieving social inclusion in a variety of settings are offered, including community activities, school activities, peer groups, recreation opportunities, etc. The value of a mentor or role model who is deaf or hard of hearing is discussed. The presenter’s daughter is now in college. Personal accounts of socialization successes and struggles are included in this session.

Learning Objectives:
· Attendees will learn what socialization challenges are faced by children who are DHH
· Attendees will gain an understanding that socialization modeling starts at a very early age
· Professionals will leave with ideas to help parents work on socialization skills from the start.

PRESENTER:  Andrea Marwah received her BA degree in Psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Since her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss in 2002, she has taken a special interest in educating parents and professionals on matters concerning ADA, IDEA, and advocacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Andrea presents both nationally on matters pertaining to advocacy and IDEA; deafness/hearing loss when combined with other disabilities; the impact of deafness/hearing loss; and many topics surrounding parenting and working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She works for the Illinois School for the Deaf as an outreach trainer and consultant for families and professionals who work with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. Andrea began her Presidency at Illinois Hands & Voices in 2010 and is a national trainer for the Hands & Voices.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register click:  http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2020/socialization-skills-for-dhh-children.html
**Important Notice: Adobe Connect has made some updates to their system. Please use the app and not your internet browser for full access, including the ability to see the captioning pod. The link to access the app is listed below.**

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.

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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

Unlike a deaf or hard of hearing child, the deafblind child’s vision loss interferes with the ability to visually identify sound sources and learn about them incidentally. As a result, students with deafblindness need extensive training from infancy to transition age to learn to detect, discriminate and identity environmental sounds.  Since access to environmental sounds is critical, even for infants and toddlers, it is important that personal amplification does not eliminate these sounds. This creates a dilemma for the fitting audiologist whose primary goal is typically to amplify speech and eliminate or reduce environmental sounds.  A collaboration between the COMS, Audiologist, and the Teacher of Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is essential to ensure the child with deafblindness has access to these important environmental sounds that aid in orientation and safe travel. This session will provide tools to help with this unique collaboration.

PRESENTERS:  Robbie Blaha and Chris Tabb

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b5INGEaRSdKD8Tu5CodBrg

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This conference is for parents, caregivers and professionals that have a child or young adult with deafblindness.

SCHEDULE:
June 9th Preconference:  9am – 3pm Gwyn McCormack
June 9th 4pm – 6pm:  Registration for Conference
June 9th 6:00pm – 8:30pm:  Conference Begins with Dinner & Parent Panel

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:

Interveners – Beth Kennedy/Panel

Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) Part 1 and 2 - Chris Russell

Regular Opportunities to Understand and Target Identified Needs in Everyday Scenarios – Tanni Anthony, Ph.D

Opportunities for Quality Movement for Individuals with DeafBlindness - Beth Foster, Ph.D

Positive Touch Access for DeafBlind Young Learners - Susie Morrow

How we all Learn/Communication - Mark Campano

 

To register, please click the following link:

https://usmuw.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XHEnjGyt10A1O6

 

 

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My journey to Self-Advocacy and Becoming Interdependent. Join us for our story!

Click here to register.

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Join us to hear our story! From birth to the adult world! Usher diagnosis, independence, school, VR, hello baby, Lucy dog, and work!!!

Click here to register.

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Imagine hearing your child can't, can't, can't. This family proved that their child CAN and DID. Join us to hear one family's story about how they were able to navigate the special education system, and have a successful transition for their young adult, in this presentation from birth to overtime. Sponsor: Cheri Dowling

Click here to register.

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STEP, Inc. Presents: An Introduction to Special Education IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)

This condensed workshop is designed for professionals and parents of children in special education or that might need special education. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and how to be an effective partner with the school team in the process.

  • Eligibility
  • Evaluations
  • Team Members
  • Time Lines
  • IEP Development
  • Related Services
  • Preparing for an IEP Meeting

To register call:  Tonya Bowman (contact info above)

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

Please note, childcare will NOT be provided, so please make childcare arrangements for your children

Sponsored by:  Bridges

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Statewide Outreach Workshop for Families, Professionals, and Community Members

The Importance of Family Involvement

Keynote Speaker: JoAnn Bennfield, Director

Gallaudet University Resource Center - South

Location: 

Tennessee Schools for the Deaf - Nashville / Tennessee School for the Blind campus
115 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

When:

Saturday, November 9, 2019  - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Schedule:

8:00 – 10:00 – Onsite Registration
9:00 – 10:00 – TSDN Open House – Kim Baggett – light refreshments
10:00 – 11:00 – TSD’s Bilingual Education (approach / philosophy)
11:00 – 12:30 – TSD Bilingual –  ASL & English  – JoAnn Benfield – Importance of Family Involvement
12:30 – 1:15 – Reception – light refreshments / bring your own lunch
12:30 – 1:00 - 2020 Statewide Workshop – Stakeholders meeting (Board Room)
1:30 – 2:30 – Breakout sessions:

  • TN Hands & Voices – Parents / Professionals
  • Vanderbilt Deaf Ed. – Dana Kann – IEPs for families
  • Vanderbilt – Mama Lere Hearing School – Listening Spoken Language
  • TN Deaf-Blind Project – Danna Conn

There is no child care.