Parent Programs

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Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project (TNDB) is a federally funded program that provides families, educators, and other professionals with information and training to help improve outcomes for individuals, from birth through age 21, who have a combined hearing and vision loss.

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What will happen:  
We will eat pizza for lunch at 12:00. Activities range from the playground, taking a ride on their bikes, playing ball in the field, or taking a stroll around the Riverpark. 

Who is invited:
Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, their families, the professionals who serve them, and Deaf or Hard of Hearing adults/mentors.

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Tennessee’s Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS) Program is pleased to announce an Upper East Tennessee Regional Task Force meeting in Johnson City that includes counties in the Tri-City area on July 23rd from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST.

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Tennessee’s Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS) Program is pleased to announce a Middle Tennessee Regional Task Force meeting in Nashville that includes the Upper Cumberland and South Central districts.

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Registration is required.

Lodging is limited.
Reserve you spot today!
$25.00 per family of five. 

Saturday events include: parent workshop and childcare; afternoon family activities and socializing with others from across the state.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on Saturday and Continental breakfast provided on Sunday.

Event  is held at the TSD Knoxville campus
2725 Island Home Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37920

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“ADA: What You Need to Know”

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How does ADA benefit me and/or my child? What other laws support people with hearing loss?

Presenters:
Trish Farmer and Thom Roberts from TN Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!