Teresa H. Caraway

Executive Co-Director
Hearts for Hearing

Dr. Teresa Caraway is the Co-Founder and the Executive Co-Director of Hearts for Hearing. A Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, Dr. Caraway served as the founding President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. She has previously served as a Director of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, and Auditory-Verbal International (AVI). She has been recognized by the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association with the Gwen Cacy Award for outstanding clinical skills. Dr. Caraway is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, an international consultant and skillful workshop presenter on auditory-verbal practice.

'Meet the Parents!'

Engaging parents in the EDHI process and early intervention for children with hearing loss is recognized as essential. Professionals are expected to provide parent guidance, coaching and education to support families in reaching their desired outcome for their child. Yet, training programs for professionals have emphasized the development of experts who either make recommendations or perform the most highly technical tasks with little emphasis on adult learning. Compared to babies and toddlers, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. This highly interactive session will utilize videotape excerpts and role-playing to equip participants with an understanding of adult learning styles across the generations and the impact on early intervention. Practical insights and strategies to promote greater parent involvement will be emphasized. Adults have specific styles to approaching challenges and new information – it is time to meet the parents!

Opening Plenary: "Meet the Parents!"
Moderator: Karl White
Monday March 1, 2010
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM