Title: 'Creating a Visual Friendly Environment at Home'
Track: 4 - Early Intervention
Keyword(s): Access, visual environment, Deaf culture
Learning Objectives:
  1. create a visually accessible environment in the home


The door bell rings and a child who can hear runs to answer it. Can a child who is deaf or hard of hearing do the same? Raising a child who is deaf/hard of hearing in an accessible home environment can be a challenge for parents. Ideas for encouraging positive visual communication techniques in a home and technology that converts auditory information to accessible information will be presented. Participants will learn how to help parents create a home environment that is visually friendly for children from infancy. Participants will 'rotate' through informative and entertaining booths of technology and communication strategies. A brief discussion of how these booths can be used to orient parents of infants and toddlers to Deaf Culture will be included.
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Nancy Kelly-Jones - POC,Primary Presenter
Illinois School for the Deaf
     Credentials: Gallaudet University
      Ms. Nancy Kelly-Jones holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Deaf Education, with emphasis on Secondary English, from Gallaudet University. Nancy has been a classroom teacher of the Deaf for 35 years, first teaching at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf and then at the Illinois School for the Deaf. She has taught undergraduate courses in the interpreter training programs at several community colleges. Nancy is a national trainer in ASL/English Bilingual Professional Development (AEBPD) with CAEBER at Gallaudet University. Nancy is a member of numerous Deaf organizations. She is also a lifelong mentor for deaf youth in Jr. NAD, providing leadership training for Deaf leaders of tomorrow.

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