Parent Programs

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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

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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!

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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

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One-day special education law and advocacy programs focus on four areas:

-  special education law, rights and responsibilities
-  tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
-  SMART IEPs
-  introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.

Event

Please RSVP to Brandi Groce (contact info above)

What will happen:  Children will have an area to play games and interact with each other. Parents will also have some time to get to know one another and the professionals in the group.

Who is this for: Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Event

Speakers:
Denise Yeargin, School Guidance Counselor
Sandy Cohen, Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Tracy Duncan, MNPS Hearing Services & TN Hands & Voices
Mary Hunt, Bridges for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Youth Program

Questions & RSVP - Tracy Duncan (see contact info above)

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After a stimulating first international conference last year it is our pleasure to invite you to the 2nd conference on family-centred early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Bad Ischl, Austria, from June 11th to 13th 2014. The Scientific Programme Committee (Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Gwen Carr and Daniel Holzinger) as well as the local Austrian organizing committee, has started to prepare an international event that once again aims to provide a platform for Early Intervention professionals, researchers and parents to exchange evidence-based best practice.

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This is an informational meeting for people to learn about Tennessee Hands & Voices in order to share the mission of the organization to grow the support system for those in the area with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

 Hands and Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organizadedicated to providing support for families of children who are deaf or Hard of Hearing.  The motto of "what works best for your child is what makes the choice right" shows how the organization supports families without bias around modes of communication or methodology.