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

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How Media Depicts Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Adults and Their Families: Re-Framing the Possibilities

Often, the first Deaf or Hard of Hearing person new parents meet is their own child. These parents' sense of what it is like to be D/HH or parent a D/HH child often comes from what their limited experience with people with hearing loss, often from media. Historically, the portrayal of D/HH people in the movies, television shows and videos has been negative; broken people incapable of taking care of themselves, society outcasts and isolated from the world. This workshop looks into healthy marketing approaches to inspire new families of D/HH babies? to embrace their child? and their parenting journey with great hopes and dreams. This presentation will review historical and current media framings of Deaf & Hard of Hearing people. It will also highlight the families' perspectives on the benefits of how the media with positive framings have helped them to connect better with their D/HH child. Keywords: families perspectives, deaf children, outreach, parents support Learning objectives: -understand the benefits of positive media of deaf & hard of hearing children and people -review media's depiction of deaf and hard of hearing children, people and their families -understand the families' perspectives of media depictions

  • -understand the families' perspectives of media's depictions
  • -understand the benefits of positive media of deaf & hard of hearing children and people
  • -review media's depiction of deaf and hard of hearing children, people? and their families?

Presentation:
15804_5819JulieRems-Smario.pdf

Handouts:
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Transcripts:
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Presenters/Authors

Julie Rems-Smario (), LEAD-K, juliesmario@gmail.com;
Julie Rems-Smario is committed as a language equality activitist where she can further her goal to preserve, protect and promote ASL for all Deaf children as a basic human right. As one of the co-founders of Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K), she is involved in the legislative campaign to establish mandated language benchmarks for all Deaf children between the ages of 0 to 5; this legislative move will academically prepare the Deaf babies for Kindergarten. For the work she has done to push for Deaf babies’ rights, she was honored by DeafLife as the Deaf Person of the Year in 2014. During her tenure as the founding executive director of DeafHope, 2002-2011, Julie was nationally recognized with several awards such as CNN Heroes, Pearls Award, and E-Women Network International Humanitarian Award. Currently, she works at DawnSignPress as marketing content developer for children's literature in ASL and English. She also still works on contractual basis creating public service announcements (PSA) to educate the community about domestic and sexual violence in the Deaf community. Julie received her B.A. and M.A. from CSUN and her M.S. from SFSU.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.