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

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2/27/2017  |   3:20 PM - 3:50 PM   |  The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Families: Considerations in real life   |  Grand Hall B

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Families: Considerations in real life

We are the sacred holders of two ideas for families; the miracle of technology and the limitations of technology. Technology is amazing. It can be helpful and provide so many opportunities for our deaf and hard of hearing children. There is also a realistic side to using technology that our professionals are sometimes not aware of. While a majority of children are very successful using technology there are limitations that are not always considered and there can be an impact to the family that includes emotional expectations and hopes, financial considerations, and the inability to see the need for technology. This session, presented by two parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, will explore the considerations that contribute to the impact of technology in the real world. The session will also explore ways in which our deaf and hard of hearing children are using technology and how they are using technology academically and socially to stay connected. Finally, the session will also explore strategies that enhance partnerships with families in technology decision-making and use.

  • This session will explore the considerations that contribute to the impact of technology in the real world.
  • The session will also explore strategies that enhance partnerships with families in technology decision-making and use.
  • This session will explore how our deaf and hard of hearing children are using technology.

Presentation:
15804_5809HelenCotton Leiser.pdf

15804_5809HelenCottonLeiser.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5809.docx


Presenters/Authors

Helen Cotton Leiser (), Hands & Voices, helen@handsandvoicesor.org;
Helen is the parent of two deaf children. Through her years advocating for her girls and using technology, she has become quite versed on the realities of being a hearing parent raising two deaf children. In her role with Hands & Voices in Oregon and with HQ, she has had the privilege of speaking with, and learning from hundreds of families and professionals across the country. Providing the resources for our deaf and hard of children to achieve their personal successes is paramount to Helen.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Terri Patterson (), Hands & Voices, terri@handsandvoices.org;
Terri Patterson is the Director of Chapter Support for Hands & Voices. Her passion comes from her family, specifically her son who was born profoundly deaf in 1999. Through her personal experiences raising, supporting and advocating for her son, as well as navigating the systems that support children who are D/HH, she became involved early on with her state early intervention agency as a Parent Educator. Through her participation in, and collaboration with, a variety of diverse agencies and projects, including the GA EHDI stakeholders group, her appointment to the Georgia Newborn Screening and Genetics Advisory Committee, GA Pathway to Language and Literacy project and the Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Scientific Language and Literacy Advisory Board, she has become well-versed in the supports and resources for families. As the founder and former Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter, she also developed and directed the GA H&V Guide By Your Side Program prior to working full time with H&V Headquarters. Her leadership skills continue to grow as she trains and provides technical assistance to over 49 Hands & Voices Chapters and efforts across North America through one on one training, state and national conference presentations and national committee facilitation such as her position as Co-Chair for the EHDI Parent to Parent Committee.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.