16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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2/28/2017  |   9:40 AM - 10:10 AM   |  Supporting Social Emotional Development in Bilingual Bimodal Early Childhood Programs: A Parent Panel   |  Learning Center

Supporting Social Emotional Development in Bilingual Bimodal Early Childhood Programs: A Parent Panel

The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing's Early Childhood program offers a unique Bilingual Bimodal inclusive early childhood program for children who are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing. Implementing evidenced based practices in early childhood education, the development of ASL and Spoken Language, and family centered programming, this program supports children in the exploration of communication opportunities while honoring family and child choice. One key aspect of this program is the focus on social emotional development of children through a "whole child" approach. This parent panel, facilitated by the Director of Early Intervention, will focus on the parent perspectives of how Bilingual Bimodal early childhood programming can support the social emotional development of young deaf and hard of hearing children. Perspectives of parents whose children were enrolled in Bilingual Bimodal programming will be shared. Parents will share tips for teachers and other parents in supporting the social emotional development of children. The parents will also share the value of letting their children lead as they explored communication opportunities and how this process resulted in overall positive outcomes for their children.

  • Participants will be able to identify three ways in which Bilingual Bimodal early childhood programs support social emotional growth
  • Participants will be able to identify three ways parents can enhance their child's social emotional development.
  • Participants will be able to identify three ways teachers can support a child's social emotional development in a bilingual bimodal early childhood classroom.

Presentation:
15804_5807KarenHopkins.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5807.doc
5807.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Karen Hopkins (), The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, karen.hopkins@mecdhh.org;
Karen Hopkins is the Director of Early Childhood Education, Family Services and the elementary program at The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Karen coordinates early intervention and early childhood education services for children birth through age five throughout the state of Maine, which includes The Parent Infant Toddler Program, and the Bilingual Bimodal Preschool Program at MECDHH. She also is the principal of the elementary program at MECDHH. She serves on the Maine Hands & Voices Board, the Maine Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Board and Maine's Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, and has served on the National EHDI meeting planning committee and the National Deaf Mentor Program Committee with NCHAM.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Amber Woodcock (), parent , amberwoodcock85@gmail.com;
Amber is a parent of child who is hard of hearing that attends the Mackworth Island Preschool Program in Maine.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Darleen Hutchins (), Maine Guide By Your Side Program, darleen.hutchins@mecdhh,org;
Darleen is a parent Guide in Maine's Guide By Your Side Program where she supports other parents who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She also works for The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as an Educational Technician.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -


Tracy Henderson (), Maine Guide By Your Side Program, tracyfhenderson@hotmail.com;
Tracy F Henderson is the mom of three children, the youngest of whom is a rockstar Deaf daughter from India. She is also a Teacher of English as a Second Language amongst immigrant students in her community. Tracy is also a parent guide with Maine's Guide By Your Side Program.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.