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

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2/28/2017  |   10:10 AM - 10:40 AM   |  Successfully Transitioning Children and Families from Early Intervention to Preschool   |  Hanover E

Successfully Transitioning Children and Families from Early Intervention to Preschool

The Boston Children’s Hospital Transitions Team provides multiple workshops to support and educate children with hearing loss, their parents, families, teachers and other professionals about the changes that occur throughout the transitions from infancy to adulthood. The transition of deaf and hard of hearing children from Early Intervention into a public school setting can present many challenges for both children and families. The change from a family focused model to child focused model can present many challenges for caretakers, including moving from an integral to a more peripheral role in the education of the child. At the same time, the child is likely experiencing personal milestones in social/emotional development - transitioning from parallel play to group play - and cognitive development – transitioning from concrete play to more imaginative play. For the Early Detection and Intervention meeting, the team will discuss the differences between the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the developmental milestones that occur between ages two and four, and common accommodations and technology recommendations that may be listed on the IEP. With the knowledge and resources gained through this presentation, families and professionals will feel more informed and prepared, allowing them to face transition with greater confidence.

  • 1. Describe two differences between an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • 2. Identify three developmental milestones of early childhood
  • 3. List five accommodations the might be found on an IEP for a deaf or hard of hearing student

Presentation:
15804_5792KatiePrins.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5792 (2).rtf
5792.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Amy Szarkowski (), Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Amy.Szarkowski@childrens.harvard.edu;
Dr. Szarkowski is a Psychologist in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, Dept. of Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement, at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). She is on the faculty in the Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Szarkowski is Director of Psychology for the LEND program at BCH and is involved in training future health care providers. Dr. Szarkowski also teaches in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families Collaboration and Leadership program at Gallaudet University,

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Christine Macdonald (), Boston Children's Hospital, christine.macdonald@childrens.harvard.edu;
Christine Macdonald is an Educational Audiologist for the Sound Outreach to Schools Educational Audiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her Doctor of Audiology from Northeastern University. Her professional interests include connectivity of personal amplification to assistive devices and pediatric amplification. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Charlotte Mullen (), Boston Children's Hospital, charlotte.mullen@childrens.harvard.edu;
Charlotte Mullen, AuD, a contributing author for this resource, is the primary pediatric audiologist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and Coordinator for Education and Training for the audiology service of Boston Children’s Hospital. She founded the Sound Outreach to Schools educational audiology program. Mullen has given numerous presentations to professional and parent groups. Her clinical work initially identified an increased incidence in hearing loss among children treated by extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Working closely with the Developmental Medicine Program, Mullen developed a clinical practice guideline for audiological monitoring which led to incorporation into the 2007 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing recommendations.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Elizabeth Erickson O'Neill (), Boston Children's Hospital, elizabeth.ericksononeill@childrens.harvard.edu;
Dr. Erickson O'Neill is an audiologist at Boston Children's Hospital.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -


Katie Prins (), Boston Children's Hospital, katie.prins@childrens.harvard.edu;
Katie Prins is the Coordinator of Outreach and Support Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Boston Children's Hospital. She oversees family-centered events, educational training needs, parent workshops and program development needs. Katie has been involved in the non-profit sector for more than thirteen years, first in marketing and management and now in outreach. Katie has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota and a Bachelors in English - Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge. In addition to working at Boston Children's Hospital, she tutors families at their homes through the Family Sign Language Program in Massachusetts and is enrolled in a Certified Deaf Interpreter program with the goal of obtaining her certificate.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from Boston Children's Hospital.   Receives Salary for Employment from Boston Children's Hospital.   Receives Salary for Employment from Boston Children's Hospital.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Lauralyn Chetwynd (), Boston Children's Hospital, lauralyn.chetwynd@childrens.harvard.edu;
Lauralyn M. Chetwynd has been an Educational Audiologist for the Sound Outreach to Schools Educational Audiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and her Doctor of Audiology from Gallaudet University. Her professional interests include connectivity of personal amplification to assistive devices, classroom acoustics and promoting the role of Educational Audiology in schools. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has her Pediatric Specialty Certification through the American Board of Audiology.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Susan Gibbons (), Boston Children's Hospital, susan.gibbons@childrens.harvard.edu;
Susan Mumby Gibbons has been an Audiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2011. She received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and her Doctor of Audiology from Northeastern University. Her professional interests include cochlear implants and habilitative audiology. She is a dual-certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has her Pediatric and Cochlear Implant Specialty Certifications through the American Board of Audiology.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.