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Last Modified: 10/10/2019

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Intermediate Level OAE and Pure Tone Webinar

ECHO Webinar October 15th, 2019

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening Equipment Resources

ECHO Webinar October 22nd, 2019

Interpreting my child’s test results to friends, family, or professionals

Hear to Learn Webinar October 25th, 2019

The Basics: Five Fundamental Principles to Support Early Development

  • Webinar Description:

    • This presentation will illustrate the five key principles of early intervention identified by Dr. Ronald Ferguson as “The Basics.” Originally designed to help eliminate inequities that hold back poor and minority children from achieving, “The Basics” are very similar to the principles and strategies we use to develop early communication skills in children who have hearing loss. Application of these five fundamental principles to our work with children who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families can help these children to develop the foundations for social interaction, language, and literacy. “The Basics” is a simple yet powerful tool for caregivers and professionals alike.
  • Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify at least two barriers that might lead to children being unprepared for kindergarten.
    2. Identify the five basic principles that caregivers and professionals can use to support a child’s early growth and development.
    3. Discuss the rationale for using these five principles during the early years.
  • Presenter Bios:

    • Dr. Christina Barris Perigoe has recently retired from her position as Associate Professor and Coordinator of the graduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences (Deaf Education) at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is a certified teacher, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, speech pathologist and listening and spoken language specialist. She is an international presenter and co-edited The Volta Review monographs, “Multiple Challenges: Multiple Solutions” (2004), and “Professional Preparation for Listening and Spoken Language Practitioners” (2010). She has also published in the areas of early intervention, auditory-verbal therapy, listening assessment, and speech assessment and intervention for children with hearing loss. Dr. Perigoe is a founding member of the Ling Consortium, dedicated to continuing Daniel Ling’s vision that children with hearing loss can learn to listen and speak.
  • Register for The Basics: Five Fundamental Principles to Support Early Development
Webinar October 29th, 2019

Interpretación de los resultados de las pruebas de mi hijo a amigos, familiares o profesionales

Oír para aprender Webinar November 4th, 2019

Intermediate Level OAE and Pure Tone Webinar

ECHO Webinar November 5th, 2019

Self Care and Family Balance While Negotiating a Child’s Special Needs

Hear to Learn Webinar November 22nd, 2019

Cuidado personal y equilibrio familiar a la hora de manejar las necesidades especiales de un niño

Oír para aprender Webinar December 2nd, 2019

Strategies and Steps for Completing Hearing Screenings with Children Who are Difficult to Screen

ECHO Webinar December 5th, 2019

Meeting the Needs of Family-to-Family Support: Anytime, Anywhere

  • Webinar Description:

    • Parent-to-parent support is an essential component in a family's Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey. Yet, families are often isolated in early intervention services outside of specialized LSL programs, and have limited contact with other families who understand the decisions and challenges they face. Hearing First's Family-to-Family Support Community provides an online connection point for LSL families who are navigating each step of their child's journey, from screening to diagnosis, hearing aid fitting to post amplification/CI activation and language facilitation. The community enables families across the LSL journey to seek support when they need It most from experienced families who offer hope, encouragement, insight and guidance. Through stories and sharing experiences, members of the family support community are finding LSL services, setting high expectations, gaining key LSL knowledge to support their children and recognizing their own capacity to facilitate their child's listening and spoken language outcomes. As an online community, families can access valuable family to family support no matter where they live in order to connect with other families anytime, anywhere.

      In this webinar, elements of establishing and maintaining a vibrant online Family Support Community including content topics, engagement strategies and analytics data will be shared.
  • Participants Will:

    1. Identify 4 needs of families on the hearing loss journey.
    2. Describe the elements of a family support community to meet the needs of families newly diagnosed.
    3. Define the role of the community in the broader digital ecosystem designed to support family wellbeing, knowledge and empowerment.
  • Participant Bios:

    • Teresa H. Caraway, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, CEO of Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation, supports families and professionals on the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey through Awareness, Education and Community. With more than 30 years’ experience in Auditory-Verbal practice, consulting, and presenting, Dr. Caraway served as the Founding President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director of Hearts for Hearing. She served on the Board of Auditory-Verbal International and was a founding board member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Caraway is driven for all children who are deaf or hard of hearing to reach their full potential.
      • Disclosure:
        • Relevant Financial Relationships:
          • Dr. Caraway is an employee of Hearing First.
        • Relevant Non-Financial Relationships:
          • Holds LSLS AVT Certification from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
          • Member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
          • Holds Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology
          • Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; American Cochlear Implant Alliance
    • Marge Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Programs Leader of Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation. As a parent of two successful children with hearing loss and practicing as a Listening and Spoken Language specialist, Marge knows firsthand what is possible for children born with hearing loss today when families receive appropriate support. Marge has provided early intervention services to families for 10 years and has offered professional training for the delivery of telepractice services to families of children with hearing loss. Marge is dedicated to assuring that every family who desires a listening and spoken language outcome for their child has access to accurate information, access to quality audiology and early intervention services and support from families like them who have chosen an LSL outcome for their child.
      • Disclosure:
        • Relevant Financial Relationships:
          • Marge Edwards, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT; employee of Hearing First
        • Relevant Non-Financial Relationships:
          • Holds LSLS AVT Certification from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
          • Member of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
          • Holds Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology
          • Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; American Cochlear Implant Alliance
  • References

    • DesJorges, J. (2016) Chapter 14 Family support & cultural competence in the NCHAM ebook, A resource guide for early hearing detection and intervention. 1-12.
    • Henderson, R.J., Johnson, A., & Moodie, S. (2014). Parent-to-Parent support for parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing: A conceptual Framework. American Journal of Audiology, Vol. 23, 437-448.
    • Henderson, R.J., Johnson, A., & Moodie, S. (2016). Revised conceptual framework of parent-to-parent support for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing: A modified Delphi study. American Journal of Audiology, Vol. 25, 110-126.
    • Joint Commission on Infant Hearing (2013). Supplement to the JCIH 2007 position statement: Principles and guidelines for early intervention after confirmation that a child is deaf or hard of hearing. Pediatrics, 131, e1324-1349. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0008.
    • Moeller, M.P., Carr, G., Seaver, L., Stredler-Brown, A. & Holzinger, D. (2013). Best practices in family-centered early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: An international consensus statement. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 18, 429-445. doi: 10.1093/deafed/ent034
  • Register for Meeting the Needs of Family-to-Family Support: Anytime, Anywhere
Webinar December 10th, 2019

The Path to Successful Collaboration Between EHDI Systems, Parents, and Professionals

  • Webinar Description:

    • A major goal of the VA EHDI Program has been to maintain strong parent engagement within the EHDI Systems. In 2010, the VA EHDI program had minimal parent engagement and has since focused on major systems change to increase parent engagement. The VA EHDI Program is a national leader when it comes to engaging families in all its programmatic initiatives. In fact, the VA EHDI Advisory Committee elected a parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing as a co-chair for the first time in 2018. This presentation will highlight the following: 1) collaboration of the VA EHDI Program with CFI at VCU in developing the 1, 3, 6 Family Educator project, which provides one on one parent support to interested families, 2) The supportive relationship formed between the VA EHDI Program, CFI at VCU and the Virginia Hands and Voices in ensuring family engagement activities are available in different regions of the state for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and 3) the planning and preparation by VA EHDI, CFI at VCU, and Virginia Hands and Voices in bringing the first CARE Project to Virginia. This will be an interactive session to expand on the parent and professional collaboration in the VA EHDI Advisory Committee, the Learning Communities, and presenting EHDI information together at various conferences statewide. This session will serve as a guideline on how Virginia was able to improve parent engagement in the EHDI systems and maintain the parent and professional collaborations to ensure early diagnosis and appropriate interventions and may be helpful to other EHDI programs looking to do the same.
  • Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand Virginia's Extensive Family Engagement model.
    2. Learn about the planning and preparation in bringing the first CARE Project to Virginia.
    3. Identify the key components of the 1, 3, 6 Family Educator project, which provides one on one parent support to interested families.
  • Register for The Path to Successful Collaboration between EHDI Systems, Parents and Professionals
Webinar January 21st, 2019

What Does Listening Look Like? Stages of Auditory Development

Hear to Learn Webinar January 31st, 2020

¿Cómo es la audición? Etapas del desarrollo auditivo

Oír para aprender Webinar February 10th, 2020

Integrating Listening and Spoken Language Strategies for Daily Living

Hear to Learn Webinar February 28th, 2020

2019 EHDI Meeting

Meeting March 8th – 10th, 2020

Integración de estrategias de escucha y lenguaje hablado en la vida diaria

Oír para aprender Webinar March 9th, 2020

Count Down to Mainstreaming: How to Prepare for the Next School Year

Hear to Learn Webinar March 27th, 2020

Cuenta regresiva para la integración: ¿Qué hacer para prepararse para el próximo año escolar?

Oír para aprender Webinar April 6th, 2020

Focused Conversations

Hear to Learn Webinar April 24th, 2020

Conversaciones enfocadas

Oír para aprender Webinar May 4th, 2020

Past Events

  • El papel de los padres en el equipo interdisciplinario para el desarrollo de la escucha y lenguaje hablado de sus hijos Oír para aprender Webinar: October 7th, 2019
  • Parents' Role in the Interdisciplinary Team for Their Child's LSL Development Hear to Learn Webinar: September 27th, 2019
  • Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Thrive with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Role Models NCHAM Webinar: September 24th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • Families need every type of resource available and that includes the support from experienced deaf and hard of hearing adults. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is excited to share more information about how families can obtain these opportunities. Direct resources will be shared such as programs, funding, organizations, apps, and conferences. For instance, the NAD recently launched a National Families Campaign that focuses on providing information to families. A panel of diverse deaf and hard of hearing adults will also be featured. Come and learn how your deaf or hard of hearing child can thrive more with adult role models!
    • Learning Objectives:

      1. Families will learn more about available deaf community resources and support and where to find them.
      2. Families will understand the importance of including deaf and hard of hearing adults in their deaf or hard of hearing child's life.
      3. Families will obtain positive information about strong future opportunities for their deaf and hard of hearing child.
    • Presenter Bios:

      • Howard A. Rosenblum is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). In this capacity, he oversees the operations of the NAD to carry out its mission of preserving, protecting and promoting the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. He also serves as the Legal Director overseeing the staff lawyers as well as policy advocacy and litigation work within the NAD Law and Advocacy Center. Mr. Rosenblum has twenty-seven years of experience as a disability rights attorney including: seven years overseeing and directing the NAD Law and Advocacy Center; nine years as a Senior Attorney at Equip for Equality, a nonprofit organization designated as Illinois' Protection and Advocacy entity; and ten years before that with a private law firm. His legal practice has been in the areas of disability rights and special education. He is the primary author of the American Bar Association Guidelines on Court Access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People and the sixth edition of the NAD Legal Rights: Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. He has provided numerous workshops nationally and internationally on the Americans with Disability Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. He currently serves as the legal advisor to the World Federation of the Deaf. In 2010, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Access Board and was reappointed in 2014. Mr. Rosenblum received his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (1992), and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona (1988).
      • Tawny Holmes Hlibok is the Education Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf, and in this role, she provides policy consultation on local, state, national, and global levels. She brings experience to the job, having taught deaf students of all ages, from early intervention home visits to post-secondary programs. In addition to her advocacy work, she coordinates the NAD Education Advocates program. Tawny also teaches at Gallaudet University, focusing on sign language rights and advocacy. She graduated from the Alabama School for the Deaf, obtained her BA degree in Deaf Studies and Sociology from Gallaudet University, and an MA in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University. She then received her JD degree from the University of Baltimore Law School. In her free time, she enjoys reading and keeping in touch with her four Deaf godchildren: Avant, Leilani, Oriana, and Talon.
    • Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Thrive with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adult Role Models Webinar Recording
  • Vestibular Assessment for Children with Hearing Loss NCHAM Webinar: August 27th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • Vestibular loss is associated with sensorineural hearing loss. The greater the degree of hearing loss, the more likely vestibular loss will be present. Vestibular loss is associated with gross motor delay, reduced dynamic visual acuity (i.e., blurred vision during head movement), and even reduced reading acuity. Vestibular evaluations are important in children with hearing loss. Diagnosis of vestibular loss allows for early intervention services to avoid further consequences. There are a variety of vestibular assessments that may be performed on infants and children. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of vestibular testing, the impact of vestibular loss on gross motor development, visual acuity, and reading acuity as well as current intervention recommendations in infants and young children.
    • Learning Objectives:

      1. Identify appropriate vestibular assessments for children based on their age.
      2. Identify modifications to testing for children.
      3. Describe consequences of vestibular loss in young children.
      4. Describe appropriate recommendations for early intervention services for children with vestibular loss.
    • Vestibular Assessment for Children with Hearing Loss Webinar Recording
  • Self-Guided Learning Curriculum on OAE Screening ECHO Webinar: August 22nd, 2019
  • Developing Evidence-Based Hearing Screening Services for Children Birth to Three Years of Age: Building State and Community-level Partnerships ECHO Webinar: August 21st, 2019
  • Self-Guided Learning Curriculum on Pure Tone Screening with Children 3 -5 years of age ECHO Webinar: August 20th, 2019
  • Gearing up for another year of screening ECHO Webinar: August 19th, 2019
  • Family Engagement in Systems Leadership Hands & Voices/ NCHAM Webinar: August 8th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • Systems change often occurs because those passionate and close to an issue bring about change. When family members with lived experience from a variety of backgrounds are involved in systems change, it brings about a greater understanding and knowledge of challenges and opportunities when interacting within the system. Family engagement into the systems at the state/territory and national levels has become a priority. Systems such as Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Early Intervention, Education, and Medical are often required to have family representation on advisory boards and committees.

        This one-hour webinar, the third in the Hands & Voices Leadership series, will focus on family engagement in systems leadership through the topics of: family leadership representing diverse family experiences, family leadership in systems from diverse and cultural populations, systems and legislative advocacy. Hands & Voices hopes you will be able to join us in this Leadership webinar.
    • Family Engagement in Systems Leadership Webinar Recording
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Hearing and Vision Screening Practices for Children Birth through 5 Years of Age ECHO Webinar: July 29th, 2019
  • Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language (with a focus on professionals) Webinar: July 25th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • For families who use visual language with their deaf child, there’s so much more to learn than just vocabulary. Many parents learn to converse well with their adult peers and teachers, but they quickly find that communicating with a young child is a completely different challenge. Young children don’t watch, look away too soon, or worse - give you a blank stare! In this webinar, we will examine intentional language teaching strategies that professionals can teach families to implement, which help their young children learn to communicate from the earliest stages. This will include strategies that apply to all modalities (cued, signed, spoken) as well as visual strategies that apply specifically to signed language. Next, we will explore how professionals can support families to define and evaluate success for their individual child. Finally, we will discuss how professionals can guide families through changes that are needed if they’re not seeing the expected progress.
    • Learning Objectives:

      1. State 5 or more intentional language teaching strategies for children using visual language (with or without spoken language).
      2. Explain how to define and evaluate success for an individual child.
      3. State 3 or more modifications that can be implemented when a child is not being successful.
    • Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language (with a focus on professionals) Webinar Recording
  • Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language (with a focus on families) Webinar: July 18th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • For families who use visual language with their deaf child, there’s so much more to learn than just vocabulary. Many parents learn to converse well with their adult peers and teachers, but they quickly find that communicating with a young child is a completely different challenge. Young children don’t watch, look away too soon, or worse - give you a blank stare! In this webinar, we will learn intentional language teaching strategies that families can implement to help their young children learn to communicate from the earliest stages. This will include strategies that apply to all modalities (cued, signed, spoken) as well as visual strategies that apply specifically to signed language. Next, we will explore how to define and evaluate what success means for your individual child. Finally, we will discuss what actions families can take if they’re not seeing the expected progress.
    • Learning Objectives:

      1. State 5 or more intentional language teaching strategies for children using visual language (with or without spoken language).
      2. Explain how to define and evaluate success for an individual child.
      3. State 3 or more modifications that can be implemented when a child is not being successful.
    • Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language (with a focus on families) Webinar Recording
    • Download the transcript [PDF]
  • The Parent Perspective of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guides, Mentors, and Role Models in the EHDI System NCHAM/ Hands & Voices Webinar: June 26th, 2019
  • Using Remote Microphone Systems to Improve Listening and Learning for Young Children who are Hard of Hearing Webinar: June 20th, 2019
  • Planning Evidence-Based Hearing Screening Practices for Children Ages 0–3: Introductory Level Webinar for Early Head Start Programs Webinar: June 18th, 2019
  • An APP to Guide and Help Parents Follow Through the Entire EHDI Process Webinar: May 23rd, 2019
  • Cytomegalovirus and Hearing Loss Hear to Learn Webinar: May 22nd, 2019
  • El Citomegalovirus y la Sordera Oir para aprender Webinar: May 22nd, 2019
  • Better Speech and Hearing Month Coffee Break Webinar: May 7th, 2019
  • Implementing OAE Hearing Screening and Follow-up with Young Children ECHO Web Class: April 22nd, 25th, 29th, and May 2nd
  • Auditory Skills and Language Development - a parent's role Hear to Learn Webinar: April 24th, 2019
  • Habilidades auditivas y desarrollo del lenguaje - una perspectiva desde los padres Oir para aprender Webinar: April 24th, 2019
  • Building your Skills in Nonprofit and Conflict Management NCHAM/ Hands & Voices Webinar: April 11th, 2019
  • How to make reading time a meaningful moment with your child? Hear to Learn Webinar: March 27th, 2019
  • ¿Cómo poder hacer del tiempo de lectura, un momento unico y especial con su niño? Oir para aprender Webinar: March 27th, 2019
  • 2019 EHDI Meeting March 3rd – 5th, 2019
  • Repeat Webinar: Implementing Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening and Follow-up: Self-Guided Learning Curriculum ECHO Webinar: Tuesday, February 19, 2019. 2-3 pm ET
  • Putting Parents in the Driver’s Seat:  Empowering Parents with Tools to Facilitate Their Infant/Toddler’s Spoken Language Development Hear to Learn Webinar: February 13th, 2019
  • Colocando a los padres en el asiento del conductor: Brindando herramientas a los padres para facilitar el desarrollo del lenguaje hablado en su niño con perdida de audición Oir para aprender Webinar: February 13th, 2019
  • ECHO Webinar: Implementing Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening and Follow-up: Self-Guided Learning Curriculum Webinar ECHO Webinar: February 12th, 2019
  • Strategies for developing listening and spoken language Hear to Learn Webinar: January 23rd, 2019
  • Estrategias para desarrollar habilidades auditivas y del lenguaje hablado Oir para aprender Webinar: January 23rd, 2019
  • Building Empowered Families: A Workshop for Pediatric Audiologists NCHAM Workshop: February 22nd and 23rd, 2019. Online Instruction is required before attending on-site training from the weeks of January 21st through February 12th.
  • We Listened! Collaborative Development of a Newborn Screening Prenatal Fact Sheet NCHAM Webinar: January 17th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • The 2013 supplement to the 2007 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) Position Statement highlights the importance of families working in partnership with professionals to address the needs of their newborns and infants. Consequently, a parent member of the NC-EHDI State Quality Improvement (QI) Team recommended that NC-EHDI develop a prenatal education tool for families containing key information about newborn hearing screening so that prior to the birth admission, families would be knowledgeable about the in-patient hearing screening process and the importance of prompt, additional testing if the infant does not pass the initial hearing screening. The QI State team, comprised of key stakeholders and two parent representatives researched materials developed by other state EHDI programs and elected to create a prenatal fact sheet that encompassed all newborn screenings being performed in N.C. including metabolic, critical congenital heart defect, and hearing screenings. The NC Newborn Screening Fact Sheet was developed in collaboration with parents, a pregnant woman, and professional partners from the NC DPH Newborn Screening Program, the NC State Laboratory and the NC DPH Women's Health Branch. This prenatal fact sheet educates families about the reasons for the different screenings, how the screenings are performed, when they can expect to receive the results, and, it provides links to additional resources. The content, language, images and layout were selected to make the document easy to understand, visually attractive, culturally sensitive and accessible for individuals at an 8th grade reading level. Realistic images showing babies having the screenings performed were used so that families would know what the screening processes look like.

        This presentation will discuss the importance of the collaboration of parent partners with health professionals and key stakeholders in the development of a newborn screening educational fact sheet for pregnant women and their families.
    • Learning Objectives:

      1. Participants will be able to discuss the importance of engaging parents and key stakeholders in the development of EHDI educational materials
      2. Participants will be able to list the important components of an EHDI prenatal educational material.
      3. Participants will be able to describe features of accessible print materials
    • We Listened! Collaborative Development of a Newborn Screening Prenatal Fact Sheet Webinar Recording
    • Download the transcript [PDF]

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