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

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2/28/2017  |   3:45 PM - 4:15 PM   |  Improving Access and Outcomes for Families Non-Dominant Cultures   |  Learning Center

Improving Access and Outcomes for Families Non-Dominant Cultures

There is growing awareness that families of color are accessing birth to three services less frequently than those families from the dominant culture. In addition, outcomes for these families are often poorer than those families from the dominant culture. For the past 2 years, Listen and Talk has been participating in a county-wide initiative to provide more equitable access and outcomes to families we serve. Join Listen and Talk in a conversation about how we are viewing access and services through an equity lens to improve outcomes for all families. We will provide a brief overview of the broad initiative, discuss the methods we are using to reflect upon on our structure and practices, and provide concrete examples of changes we are making to improve our services. This presentation will consider the differences between equal and equitable supports and how embracing a commitment to equity leads to powerful change that positively impacts children, families and providers. Participants will engage in exercises that allow them to identify opportunities to build equity in their work settings. Resources for sharing information about equity will be included in the discussion.

  • Participants will describe the difference between equal and equitable.
  • Participants will identify up to 3 situations where lack of equity negatively impacted child/family outcomes.
  • Participants will identify at least 3 opportunities to make changes and provide more equitable and inclusive programs and services.

Presentation:
15804_5593KimHamren.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5593.doc


Presenters/Authors

Maura Berndsen (), Listen and Talk, maurab@listentalk.org;
Maura Berndsen (MA, CED, LSLS Cert. AVT) holds her BA in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University and her MA in Early Childhood Education from the UT, San Antonio. Maura is the Educational Director at Listen and Talk in Seattle, WA. She provides mentoring and supervision at Listen and Talk, as well as being a LSL Consultant on the WA State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss Statewide Outreach Team.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment,Management position,Teaching and speaking from Listen and Talk.   Receives Salary for Employment,Management position,Teaching and speaking from Listen and Talk.   Receives Salary for Employment,Management position from Listen and Talk.   Receives Salary for Employment from Listen and Talk.   Receives Salary for Employment from Listen and Talk.   Receives Salary for Employment from Listen and Talk.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (represent Listen and Talk) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (represent Listen and Talk) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (represent Listen and Talk) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Board membership.  


Kim Hamren (), Listen and Talk, kimh@listentalk.org;
Kim Hamren holds her BS in Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and her MEd in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist- Certified Auditory- Verbal Therapist. As Senior Birth to Three Specialist at Listen and Talk she provides supervision, mentoring and leadership in program development. Kim also provides direct services to families with children who are deaf/hard of hearing. She presents and contributes to publications on topics related to the development of listening and spoken language in young children with all degrees of hearing loss.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from Listen and Talk.   Receives Salary for Employment from Listen and Talk.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.  


Vincci Chan (), Listen and Talk, vinccic@listentalk.org;
Vincci received a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences from Ohio State University in 2007 and earned a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Akron. She received her LSLS certification in 2015. Vincci provides birth-to-three supports at Listen and Talk since 2013 and previously worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist on the Cochlear Implant Team at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Suzanne Quigley (), Listen and Talk, suzanneq@listentalk.org;
Dr. Suzanne Quigley is Executive Director at Listen and Talk, a program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Suzanne received advanced facilitator training through a King County Initiative: Leadership for Building Equity. She has served as a training assistant and panelist for foundational and advanced workshops. Suzanne was Director of Audiology/Cochlear Implants at Virginia Mason Medical Center and a clinical/associate professor at University of Washington. Suzanne has a BA from George Washington University, MS from Columbia University and Ph.D. from University of Washington.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.