Parent Programs

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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

Dads of children with deaf-blindness and other complex needs will share their stories, including their unique relationship with their child, their role in the family, and their experiences in engaging with educators and other service providers.  Dads will share recommendations with parents and providers to support fathers' engagement as part of their child's team.

MODERATOR:  Jana Villemez, Family Consultant AR DB Program and Carol Darrah, Georgia Sensory Assistance Project Coordinator

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0kg5PROeTFKKQWw1o2dO2g

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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

Everything we learn comes from a sensory channel.  Sensory development begins in utero and continues throughout the early years of life.  Building a sensory profile of each child is essential for a solid understanding of the child’s abilities and needs, developing a common framework for presentation of sensory information, and identifying necessary supports.

PRESENTER: Tanni Anthony, Ph.D Director, Access, Learning and Literacy

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_soIcXUNNRwWf00DysLWA3g

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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

Nancy O'Donnell, Director of Outreach for the Usher Syndrome Coalition, and Nilam Agrawal, USH Ambassador and mother of two children with Usher syndrome, will provide an overview/update of Usher syndrome; general implications for working with students with Usher syndrome; and a Mom's insights as she guides her children through remote learning.

PRESENTER: Nancy O’Donnell and Nilam Agrawal

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ilHEOxsZQLKwNHAt_0YiWw

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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

Combined visual and hearing loss is a unique disability. Age of onset, type and degree of the sensory loss, and presence of additional disabilities all contribute to the impact across developmental domains.  The session will detail information about the range of developmental challenges for young children, ages birth through age five.

PRESENTER:  Tanni Anthony, Ph.D Director, Access, Learning and Literacy

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_07ipdTYYQRK6DEU9V0s05Q

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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

There are many great ideas to support the needs of students with dual sensory loss.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed or not know where to start.  Join the family/educational team from Horry County, SC and learn how they use a team approach to creating meaningful experience books for their student.  Participants will see the process in action; from brainstorming, choosing language and materials, maintaining a shared template, to creating a final product.
Teamwork makes….a successful and happy student!

PRESENTERS:  Krista Olsen, Technical Assistance Specialist, SC DeafBlind Project, Katie Sacra (parent), Horry County Educational Team

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f_uCySaGSTu41STGpm2hEw

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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

We will be discussing some basic principles of Positive Behavior support, including the 3 principle keys: appropriate expectations, engaging activities, and effective behavior management and how to implement these for students with dual sensory loss.

PRESENTERS:  Kate Borg, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t4n2JvErQZmY-d-koYrdJA

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TIME: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern); 7-8:30 pm (Central)

TEACHER:  Dr. Richard Jeffries

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Have you ever wondered how you can support your child's reading skills at home? In this online webinar with Dr. Richard Jeffries, the Director of the Outreach Programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, you'll learn simple strategies that you can use to build your child's confidence and foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

COST: $20*

REGISTER HERE:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehlzz56m5dc94322&oseq=&c=&ch=

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

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In Nebraska, the majority of pediatric audiology services are concentrated in the metropolitan areas in the eastern part of the state. Because of the location and limited number of pediatric diagnostic facilities in Nebraska, families with young children often travel over four hours with a very young infant to access the necessary services. Families covered only by Medicaid cannot obtain services outside of Nebraska, and often times these families do not have the resources (safe vehicle, gas money, money for overnight lodging) to travel long distances. Central and western Nebraska have historically been underserved, which resulted in children who live in rural Nebraska being identified late as deaf or hard of hearing, and not receiving timely access to appropriate intervention services. Timing of the screening and diagnostic process for a child with permanent sensorineural hearing loss is critical. Nebraska EHDI formed a learning community to address this issue and determine how to ensure that children throughout Nebraska can all have timely access to the same quality of audiology services, regardless of where they live. Throughout the process, many barriers were encountered including finding the right partners, securing funding, and ensuring long term sustainability of the program. This poster will outline the process of establishing collaborations between state entities to provide tele-audiology services (including OAE, ABR and tympanometry) in Nebraska. The poster and accompanying presenters will discuss the partnerships needed for implementation, case studies of families impacted by delayed diagnosis and early intervention, data collected, issues to secure funding, barriers to implementation, and the outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

· Improving Access to care
· Implementing teleaudiology
· Supporting families

PRESENTERS: Hannah Ditmars, MeLissa Butler, Sara Peterson
Dr. Hannah Ditmars is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She provides clinical audiology services to individuals of all ages including infants. Dr. Ditmars teaches graduate students, both in the clinic and classroom, who are pursuing their Doctorate Degree in Audiology. She instructs the Auditory Electrophysiology course and co-teaches the Humanitarian Audiology course, which includes study abroad and provision of audiology services to individuals in Nicaragua.

MeLissa Butler has been with the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program since April, 2011, and serves as Community Health Educator Senior. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Technical Studies from Bellevue University. MeLissa’s training includes Evidence Based Public Health-A Course in Chronic Disease Prevention; American Sign Language; Genetics and Hearing Loss for EHDI Professionals; ASTra Family Support training; and she is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Sara Peterson is a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing at ESU#13 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Sara is also a Coordinator for the Central Western Nebraska Partnership for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register click: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rAwZ1Tohpqa1PD

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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Presenter: Sharon Fairbourn, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the role that incidental learning plays in vocabulary development as well as the role that technology plays in facilitating a child’s ability to overhear.
2. Understand how talking and reading with a child builds his/her vocabulary.
3. Learn listening and spoken language strategies to help build a child’s vocabulary.
Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing who are pursuing the listening and spoken language approach and professionals that serve them are invited to join us for this discussion.
This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html
CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.
Presenter: Sharon Fairbourn, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert-AVEd
Sharon Fairbourn is the early interventionist at Sound Beginnings at Utah State University and is nationally certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Before coming to Sound Beginnings, Sharon worked as a speech-language pathologist and aurall habilitation specialist for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. Sharon believes in families. She loves watching kids make connections and empowering parents with the information they need to help their child succeed.
Webinar start times (by time zone)

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect.
http://www.infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/improving-access-to-care-thr…

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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_0BqeBca8EaZBw0d

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

Most may be surprised by how many opportunities for listening and language leaning are sprinkled throughout an ordinary day. We’ll start our discussion with ideas to maximize language during:
· Meal time (e.g., grocery lists, recipes, table settings).
· Play time (e.g., arts/crafts, blocks, cars, active outdoor games).
· Chore time (e.g., cleaning up toys, sorting laundry, yardwork).
· Music time (e.g., enjoying music together or making your own).
· Story time (e.g., sharing your favorite books or creating new stories).

We would love to hear your additional ideas and ways you’ve found to weave language learning into daily life.

Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing who are pursuing the listening and spoken language approach and professionals that serve them are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.
 

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

Where: Adobe Connect- to register here

Download the adobeconnect app.:

-  For Windows: http://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup

-  For Mac: http://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac

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 also be provided

· Questions about this webinar: contact Nicole Jacobson

· Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Daniel Ladner