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

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2/27/2017  |   2:30 PM - 3:00 PM   |  Language Policy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Why We Need One   |  Hanover D

Language Policy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Why We Need One

We will share the newly created Language Policy for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children Ages 0-5. The Task Force consisted of experts regarding Deaf & Hard of Hearing children: parents, Deaf Education professors, early intervention home visitors, advocates, a newborn hearing screener, and D/HH professionals. The Language Policy focuses on research based best practices for language acquisition, language development, and Kindergarten-readiness. In the report are recommendations for new language interventional strategies, for inclusion of all stakeholders, and for new research.

  • Review the Language Policy best practices recommendations
  • Review the research that is the foundation of the Language Policy
  • Discuss application of these best practices

Presentation:
15804_5815LauraPetersen.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5815.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Marla Hatrak (), California Association of the Deaf, mhatrak@gmail.com;
Marla Hatrak is Vice President of the California Association of the Deaf and is a volunteer advocate for early language acquisition for all DHH children and their families. She worked with Edward Klima and Ursula Bellugi at the Salk Institute, and currently, she is the Lab Director and a research assistant at the Mayberry Lab at UCSD. She received her Master’s in Early Childhood Studies with a Specialization in Public Policy and Advocacy and is currently a doctoral student in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management. She has two Deaf children who are now adults.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Laura T. Petersen (), California School for the Deaf, laura@theartofwork.com;
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.

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