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

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2/28/2017  |   2:15 PM - 2:45 PM   |  Deaf +: Never a Dull Moment   |  Hanover A

Deaf +: Never a Dull Moment

It is estimated that more than 40% of the children served in early intervention in our EHDI programs are children with multiple issues or Deaf +. These children enter services at a very young age due to newborn hearing screening and although the hearing loss is diagnosed, other issues may or may not have manifested yet or been identified. The early interventionist must work closely with both the child’s medical and developmental teams to provide services and supports that are most beneficial to the child and family. In order to effectively serve the child and family we must honor the family and be willing as professionals to learn together with them. Early interventionists must believe that every child has the right to be respected, to communicate, to experience their world, and to move. Interventionists need to be skilled at looking at the child’s general development in order to assess and build on a child’s strengths. This session will focus on using the coaching model with families, working within the primary provider model to meet the needs of the child, using appropriate assessment tools for this population, and establishing collaborative relationships with other service providers and the medical community.

  • Participants will be able to identify several assessments appropriate for this population
  • Participants will understand the benefits of the Coaching Model with this population
  • Participants will recognize the importance of collaborating with parents and other providers

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Presenters/Authors

Denise Davis-Pedrie (), Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, ddped@msn.com;
Denise Davis-Pedrie is a speech-language pathologist and teacher of the deaf with a specialist certification in Infant/Toddler Special Education. She is a Colorado Hearing Resource Coordinator with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, supporting families with newly identified children, birth to three years of age. Additionally, Denise has more than 20 years of experience as a preschool teacher for children with hearing loss in an inclusive classroom. Denise is a member of the Board of Directors for Colorado Families for Hands and Voices.

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Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Dinah Beams (), Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, dbeams@csdb.org;
Dinah Beams is the program coordinator for the Colorado Home Intervention Program (CHIP), a statewide, in-home, family-centered early intervention program for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing that is part of the Outreach Department of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB). Previous experience includes working as an Outreach Specialist at Beginnings for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in North Carolina and as both a classroom and itinerant teacher in Colorado. Dinah is the author of the CHIP Parent Manual and the Curriculum for Sign Language Instructors, and co-developer of materials for the Integrated Reading Project, part of CSDB’s Early Literacy Development Initiative for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Dinah also serves on the board for Colorado Families for Hands and Voices.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.