Parent Programs

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Who Should Attend?  Teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students.

Registration:  Please complete the registration and return the form provided by November 1, 2016.

Fees: $35.00
*Scholarships available for Parents of a Deaf Child

Meals:
Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included in the registration fee.
(Vegetarian lunches and Gluten free lunches are available)

Program:                                                             
This is a State Department of Education in-service. TASL and CEO credits are pending.
7:30 - 8:30       Registration / Exhibits   & Continental  Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00       Opening Remarks: Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner /Chief Operating Officer at TN Department of Education
9:00 - 10:15     Opening  Session: "C is for  Consequence" Alison Gauld, Behavior and Low Incidence Disibilities Coordinator, Division of Special Populations & Student Support

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:00 - 11:30   Concurrent  Session I:
"Deaf  Awareness  and Culture"  Mike Helms, Bridges
"Crossover  for  Carryover  – Collaborating  to  Utilize  Auditory Training and Speech Therapy Activities  to  Achieve  Goals"  Lynn Witt and Miranda Buck, Hamilton County Schools
"Stars  Literacy  Program  for Students  and Families"  Syndee Akers, BSW

11:30 - 12:30  Lunch

12:30 - 1:30     Concurrent  Session II: 
"Reaching  Literacy  Standards  with Strategic  Interactive Writing Instruction"  Kelli Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, Memphis City Schools
"Running  Upstream: Creating  Strong   Objectives"  Dana Kan, M.A., NBCT
"Ideas for Managing  Behavior"  Susie Satterfield, M. Ed. TSD

1:30 - 1:45      Break

1:30 - 2:30       Concurrent Session III:
Session II Topics Repeated

Interpreter Track 9:00 - 11:30
9:00 – 9:15     Introductions
9:15 – 10:00   "Analyzing  for Meaning: Voice  to Sign"  Carol LaCava
10:00 – 10:10  Break
10:10 – 10:30  "What’s Deaf and What’s  Not"  Tina Prochaska
10:30 – 11: 15 "Analyzing  for Meaning: Sign  to Voice"  Charis Davis
11:15 – 11:30* Update  on Educational Interpreter  Licensure"  Tina Prochaska

*Licensure Q&A will continue during lunch if necessary

Parent Track 12:30 - 2:45
Deaf Mentor Program  (SKI*HI)
The  Deaf  Mentor  Program  assists  families and  agencies  in  implementing  bilingual/bicultural home-based programming for young children who are deaf. Children of hearing parents who receive the SKI-HI Model are typically exposed to an English-only approach (signed or spoken English) and to the hearing culture of the parents, family members, and parent advisor. The Deaf mentoring provides the family the choice of also using a Deaf Mentor (deaf adult) who makes regular visits to the home, interacts with the child using American Sign Language (ASL), shows family members how to use ASL, and helps the family understand and appreciate deafness and Deaf Culture. Meanwhile, the family continues to receive Parent-Infant program services. This enables the child to learn both ASL and English and to be exposed to a bicultural environment  of  both “hearing”  and  “deaf” cultures.

Presenter :Jodee S. Crace, M.A., Indiana
Audience: Families with children D/HH DB, Deaf Adults, Professionals, and community members. Participants may stay with the Parent Track rather than alternate between afternoon options.

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Join us for KCTAD's "Welcome Back" Cook Out on September 17th! Come down to KCD and watch the UT vs Ohio game on the SEC Network with us. We will have cornhole boards set up and ready to play. We will also be cooking out, so come hungry! For $5, you can get either one hamburger or two hotdogs, both of which come with a bag of chips and a drink. All the "fixin's" will be provided! Still hungry?? No worries--you can get extra for only $2.50!

Click the event page for details including food costs and activities available.
See you all there!

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Come celebrate Deaf Awareness Month at Mud Island on September 17th from 10am-4pm for FREE! There will be museum tickets, educational and fun activities for adults and children, and more.

Contact DeafConnect for more information.

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Continuing Education Opportunity:

This seminar is designed for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, teachers of the deaf, parents of children with hearing impairment, and all others who are working with young children with or without hearing loss. Technological advances have allowed scientists to peer into the mysterious “black box” of the brain. As a result, new information has catapulted the role of brain neuroplasticity to the front of the line in early intervention and education programs. Utilizing a research-to-practice paradigm, this session will summarize current research on brain development as related to spoken communication and literacy outcomes. Then, a rationale for early brain access and stimulation will be constructed. Current listening and speaking outcomes created by modern amplification technology will be highlighted along with strategies for obtaining those outcomes. The exciting news is that strategic intervention that capitalizes on brain neuroplasticity allows for spoken language and literacy outcomes never before imagined.

Registration: Cost is $30 for Methodist Le Bonheur employees, $40 for professionals other than Methodist Le Bonheur employees, and $10 for students. Parents of children with hearing loss should register, but can attend at no charge for the conference. A $10 boxed lunch from Holiday Ham is also available via the online registration site. Please see Holiday Ham boxed lunch options at the end of this brochure. Registration is limited to 80 people.

Please register at https://events.methodisthealth.org/MLHCE by Tuesday August 9, 2016, to reserve a place at this event. If you find that you cannot attend, cancelation is required via email at mlh.cont.ed@gmail.com by Tuesday August 9, 2016. Email Liz Upchurch at mlh.cont.ed@gmail.com with any registration questions. Parking information will be included in the registration confirmation email.

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Functional Assessment of Children with Deaf-Blindness or Other Severe Challenges

Dr. Jan van Dijk is internationally-renowned in the field of DeafBlindness, pioneering the assessment and teaching processes for children with dual sensory loss and other disabilities. Since 1958, the "Grandfather of DeafBlindness" and "Father of Coactive Movement Strategies" has helped families and professionals better understand and serve children with complex needs, autism and behavior disorders through child-guided assessments, communication anticipation cues and calendar systems. Parents, caregivers and professionals will explore the van Dijk approach to assessment which focuses on the student and follows his/her lead. Learn about brain research and understand the relationship between cortical functions such as language, concept formation, and emotions. Dr. Jan van Dijk will also address the importance of how meaningful assessment guides intervention. To learn more about Dr. van Dijk go to http://www.drjanvandijk.org/

Registration Fee: $50.00 . Lunch will be on your own.
Families with a child on the TNDB Census are free. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost to families.

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TSD Comprehensive Educational Resource Center invites parents, caregivers and families of children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Deaf with other disabilities ages Birth - 21 to attend. Schedule to include Friday evening dinner and family activities. Saturday will include parent work-shops, student activities and meals.

Registration:  $30 for a family bringing up to five members.

Please see the attached registration form for additional family members and cost. Scholarships are available; please indicate on the registration form if you wish to apply for a scholarship. Registration for the weekend will begin on Friday evening, May 27, 2016 from 5:00- 9:00pm. If you plan to arrive later than 9:00pm, please indicate on the attached registration form. Late arrivals may pick up registration packets and cottage assignments at the security gate.

Please return the enclosed registration form with your family's registration fee by April 29, 2016. For those needing lodging, cottage availability is limited. Submit registration as quickly as possible to secure your lodging. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: PTCA ofTSD.

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The first  and third Mondays* of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. 

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

*without holidays

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The first  and third Mondays* of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. 

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

*without holidays

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The first  and third Mondays* of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. 

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

*without holidays

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The first  and third Mondays* of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. 

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

*without holidays