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Cost: Early Registration (March 30 or before) - $50, Late Registration (April 1 or after) - $60
Cancellation Prior to March 25 = Full Refund, Cancellation March 25 – April 18 = 50% Refund
Cancellation after April 18 = No Refund

**There will an hour lunch break for people to go and get lunch on their own. **

The meanings of words do not reside in the words themselves nor do they reside as preexisting structures in the mind. Word meaning is dynamically created in our minds while we hear/see/create utterances. This inevitably causes problems when communicating, especially communicating something that was originally created in a completely different language — such is the plight of the interpreter and the translator. There are multiple of problems that can arise, however we will focus on one for this workshop: minimal utterances that communicate a maximal amount of information conceptually and how to manage the conceptual transfer into another language.
In other words, when should I expand when using depiction? Relying on cognitive studies we see how language works in the mind. This has led to a working proposal for how to manage a situation where the source does not explicitly say something, but it does communicate it conceptually. In addition, when is too much? What kind of parameters should we impose on ourselves so that we do not change the meaning of the source utterance? These points will be discussed in this workshop with the aim to provide tools on how to determine what can be brought from our conceptual world into the target language. *Presented in ASL*

About the Presenter
Wink Smith, Jr. – Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last ten years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.

Should you require any accommodations, please contact Amy Lankheit at amy@bridgesfordeafandhh.org prior to April 18, 2019. This event upholds nondiscriminatory practices and encourages a learning environment of mutual respect and free from bias. CEUs on the Go! is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

This PS program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the SOME Knowledge Level.

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Nancy Steele, M.Ed. former teacher and technical assistance specialist at the National Center on Deafblindness, will provide a workshop on communication instruction for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities. The workshop includes both instruction and practical exercises. These are designed to support participants in expanding their understanding of how they might encourage children with significant disabilities to demonstrate and further develop their ability and desire to communicate.

This training will be open to family members, teachers, speech language pathologist, therapists, early interventionists, paraprofessionals, and others working with children with significant disabilities. There is no charge for this training and lunch will be provided onsite. Each participant will receive a "Communication Toolkit" to take home. 

To register: Contact: Danna Conn, Project Coordinator at 615-936-0262 or 615-936-0262615-936-0262 or click on the link below (you may need to cut and past in your browser).
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-talk-how-to-get-conversations-started-with-prelinguistic-learners-tickets-49093401686

This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education. Grant HC326T130030. Participants will receive certificates of participation for six hours for the day.

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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_bkewlBh9scLkg1U

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET
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.

Presenter: Nicole Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the role that reading plays in spoken language development.

2. Understand how talking and reading deepen parent-child bonds, which further strengthens child development.

3. Learn how to use various types of text and LSL strategies to engage a child in shared reading experiences.

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.

Presenter: Nicole Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Nicole Jacobson is the Director of Sound Beginnings, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, and a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Special Education, with a minor in music. She also received her second Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Utah State University in Speech-Language Pathology. Nicole has loved working with the amazing children and their families at Sound Beginnings and strives to offer services that are not only child-focused but are truly family-centered. Nicole has also thoroughly enjoyed working as a clinical supervisor with the Utah State University graduate students from the Listening and Spoken Language Graduate Studies Program.

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

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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

Objectives: 1. Participants will learn how to incorporate various communication strategies that include content and visual information. 2. Participants will learn some modifications of signs to make it more noticeable and clear.  3. Participants will learn how to include environmental/visual/auditory feedback along with content.

PRESENTERS:  
Ashley Benton, Deaf/Deaf-Blind Services Coordinator
Jeff Trader, Sign Language Interpreter

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Uf4cF14RxWzVzFGJH-0vA

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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

Objectives: 1. Participants will learn how to incorporate various communication strategies that include content and visual information. 2. Participants will learn some modifications of signs to make it more noticeable and clear.  3. Participants will learn how to include environmental/visual/auditory feedback along with content.

PRESENTERS:  
Jeffrey Trader, CI, CT, Sign Language Interpreter
Ashley Benton, MSW, Deaf/Deaf-Blind Services Coordinator

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DrycG-ikSCqt-JfJyQnWZw

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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

This workshop will cover accessibility challenges of online conferences and meetings. We will compare and contrast features of different formats used for virtual trainings. Assistive Technology Specialists will demonstrate features to help customize reporting for virtual trainings.

PRESENTERS:  Signal Centers Assistive Technology Specialists: Ezra Reynolds,  Steve Powell, and Lana Bazemore-Little, Director

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0wgB_ayvTHOvel2WxUo63Q