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

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2/27/2017  |   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM   |  Cochlear Implants and Bilingualism: A Realm of Possibilities   |  Hanover D

Cochlear Implants and Bilingualism: A Realm of Possibilities

Often, parents are advised that if a child is to receive a cochlear implant, it is not advisable to learn another language. However, the benefits of bilingualism for all children have been researched extensively and studies show that children exposed to more than one language have cognitive and academic advantages. This presentation reviews the data on cochlear implants and bilingualism as well highlights student perspectives on the benefits of being bilingual.

  • understand the benefits of a bilingual brain
  • review the literature regarding bilingualism and implants
  • understand student perspectives on being bilingual

Presentation:
15804_5777MicheleBerke.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5777.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Laura T. Petersen (), California Department of Education, ltpetersen@csdf-cde.ca.gov;
Laura T Petersen MA Ed, currently provides support to families in California with young Deaf/HH children in her position as Early Intervention Consultant with the California Department of Education. She has worked with families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children as a parent infant specialist, a behavior specialist, a home visit teacher and an Early Intervention Educational Consultant in both medical and educational environments. She supports families by helping them navigate the medical and educational interventions using research-based information regarding language acquisition and social-emotional development as they apply to the academic readiness of their children.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Julie Rems-Smario (), DawnSignPress, JulieSmario@gmail.com;
Julie Rems-Smario, M.A., M.S.: After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Julie joined California School for the Deaf (CSD) as early childhood educator. After receiving her MS in Counseling, Julie joined the first national training held by Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services and founded DeafHope as the executive director. In 2010, she returned to CSD as an Educational Consultant working with families and school's media. Her work has been recognized with several awards such as CNN Heroes and E-Women Network International Humanitarian Award.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Michele Berke (), California School for the Deaf, mberke@csdf-cde.ca.gov;
Michele Berke has worked for over 30 years in programs within the Deaf community. Her experience includes management of a rest home for deaf and deaf-blind senior citizens, directing Gallaudet University's western regional office, coordinating a US Department of Education funded project to develop an ASL Assessment tool, and teaching college-level Linguistics of ASL courses. Berke currently works at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont as the Student Outcomes Specialist where she is responsible for assessment and data analysis. Her doctoral studies in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado in Boulder focused on exploring the shared reading practices of Deaf and hearing mothers and their pre-school children.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.