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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Early Childhood Developmentally Appropriate Practices Model for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing'
Track: 4 - Early Intervention
Keyword(s): communication development, social-emotional development, learning environment, instructional learning formats, developmentally appropriate
Learning Objectives:
  1. 1. Participants will be able to name four key components of developmentally appropriate practices for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  2. 2. Participants will be able to identify developmentally appropriate practices in video samples presented.
  3. 3. Participants will be able to use reflection tools to describe his/her own educational approaches when working with families and their children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Abstract:

The implementation of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education is critical for all children’s development. This course will present a model of developmentally appropriate practices focusing on whole-child development while emphasizing the unique needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. A comprehensive assessment model will be discussed as well as tools for describing communication strengths and preferences. Four components of developmentally appropriate practices will be discussed which include Emotional Climate and Social Relations; Communication Model and Support Strategies; Instructional Learning Formats; and Physical Learning Environment. Participants will have opportunities to analyze videos of home visits and early childhood classrooms to identify developmentally appropriate practices. A reflection tool for providers and educational consultants will be introduced and modeled as a device to assist teams with implementing best practices.
Presentation: Tuesday_CarrollFord_345_CatherineCarotta_1681.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 8- 1681.docx
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Catherine Carotta - Primary Presenter,Co-Presenter
Boys Town National Research Hospital
     Credentials: Ed. D., CCC-SLP
      Catherine Cronin Carotta Ed.D., CCC-SLP is the Associate Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She is a speech-language pathologist with many years of experience in the assessment and education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing using sign and spoken language modalities. Dr. Carotta has worked in public/private school settings, hospitals, and university-based clinical programs. With a doctorate in leadership education, she works to cre¬ate learning organizations using current leadership models. She has created a teacher renewal model entitled The Work of Your Life and has authored the work, Sustaining the Spirit to Teach, Lead, Serve. She is actively involved in providing consultation to organizations regarding leadership, renewal, and services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Katie Brennan - Co-Presenter,POC
Boys Town National Research Hospital
     Credentials: CCC-SLP
      Katie Brennan is a speech-language pathologist in the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Ms. Brennan has experience assessing speech, language and auditory skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to age 21. She provides individual listening sessions for families whose children have a range of degrees of hearing loss and use a variety of communication modes with the goal of maximizing their ability to learn through listening. She works as an auditory consultant providing training and coaching for school agencies nationally to support students with hearing loss. Katie also is an instructor at the Universities of Nebraska at Lincoln and Omaha.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.