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Upcoming Events & Webinars

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Idaho EHDI Collaborative: Building Empowered Families ISB Care Coordination Project

NCHAM Workshop Part 1 | Online pre-sessions: Once per week January 27 - February 20; Part 2 | On-site workshop February 27-29, 2020

Integrating Listening and Spoken Language Strategies for Daily Living

Hear to Learn Webinar February 28th, 2020

2020 EHDI Meeting

Meeting March 8th – 10th, 2020

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

Hear to Learn Webinar March 27th, 2020

Focused Conversations

Hear to Learn Webinar April 24th, 2020

CMV Conference

Meeting August 30th – September 1st, 2020

Past Events & Webinars

  • The Inclusive Experience of One Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child and it’s Positive Impact on the Whole ECHO Web Class: February 26th, 2020
  • Implementing OAE Hearing Screening and Follow-up with Young Children ECHO Web Class: January 27th, 30th, February 3rd, and 6th
  • What Does Listening Look Like? Stages of Auditory Development Hear to Learn Webinar: January 31st, 2020
  • The Path to Successful Collaboration Between EHDI Systems, Parents, and Professionals NCHAM Webinar: January 21st, 2020

    • 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.
    • Bios:

      • Daphne Miller, Virginia EHDI
        • Daphne Miller is currently the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health. The VA EHDI Program ensures all infant's hearing is screened at birth and if children are diagnosed with hearing loss they are referred to Early Intervention. Daphne has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked with families and children over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys binge watching shows, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Daphne resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and daughter.
      • Deepali Sanghani, Virginia Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
        • Deepali Sanghani is the Follow-Up Coordinator for the Virginia EHDI Program. Deepali has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Public Health. In her role with VA EHDI, she works closely with families of children diagnosed with a hearing loss. In her spare time Deepali enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Deepali resides in Richmond Virginia with her husband and two daughters.
      • Irene Schmalz, Center for Family Involvement @ VCU
        • Dr. Irene Schmalz received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Maryland. She taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at George Washington University, University of Maryland, and George Mason University. In addition, she taught 2nd grade and was a Math Resource teacher for five years. Since 2007, Dr. Schmalz has been involved with Virginia's Guide By Your Side Program at the Center for Family Involvement at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her role as a Family Guide and Program Coordinator, she has supported over 400 families just learning of their child's diagnosis of a hearing loss. In 2013, Dr. Schmalz received the Hamilton Relay Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award and 2018 she was nominated for the EHDI Family Leadership Award.
      • Terese Urban, Virginia Hands & Voices
        • Terese ‘Teri’ Urban lives with her husband and their three children in Montpelier, Virginia. Her oldest child (eight) was identified at birth with bi-lateral sensorineural hearing loss. Her daughter's loss has been progressive and she now utilizes bi-lateral cochlear implants and sign language to access information. Teri’s passion for bringing deaf/hard of hearing children together and providing resources for families began in Vermont when she successfully resurrected Hands & Voices. After relocating to Virginia in December 2016, she continued her leadership efforts as Chair for Virginia Hands & Voices. Teri is a member of the Virginia EHDI Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Hanover County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee and serves as the Chair of the Curriculum/Accessibility Subcommittee for the Hanover County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee. She is involved in local and national committees that focus on the overall success of deaf/hard of hearing children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exploring her new home state and being outdoors.
  • Documentation and Tracking: Essential Elements for Implementing Evidence-based Hearing Screening and Follow-up Practices with Children Birth to Five Years of Age ECHO Webinar: January 14th, 2020
  • Coffee Break QI Webinarette NCHAM Webinar: December 17th, 2020

    • Description:

      • Please join us for our next 30-minute Coffee Break QI webinarette on December 17th. These quarterly webinars are designed for EHDI Programs to be able to share with their peers an improvement strategy or product they have developed. Not all topics covered during these webinarettes will include QI, but it is encouraged. The first 10-15, we will hear from an EHDI Program/s and the second 10-15 will be open to Q&A.
      • For the webinarette, we are excited to hear from Tara Carroll, the South Carolina EHDI Coordinator. Tara will share a number of strategies used, such as financial incentives and monthly calls, to improve timely, complete & accurate data reporting with hospitals and 3rd party screening companies to ultimately increase diagnosis by 3 months, and overall reduce lost to follow-up and documentation.
      • So, grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice), sit back, relax, and meet with your EHDI friends!
      • Coffee Break QI webinarette recording
  • Understanding Your Leadership Style and the Value of Mentoring NCHAM/ Hands & Voices Webinar: December 12th, 2020

    • Webinar Description:

      • The advantage to understanding your leadership style is that you understand your strengths and weaknesses. Your style defines your values and perspective. The key to relating well to others is, ultimately, first being able to relate well to yourself. Leaders need to understand themselves in order to lead. Understanding yourself helps you better understand and work with others. And that type of self-knowledge makes a difference. Mentoring is another vital element of leadership development. Mentors can attribute to leadership skill-building by providing information on a one-on-one basis in real-time and help to focus leaders on achieving their goals. This relationship provides benefits to both the leader and the mentor.
      • This one-hour webinar, the fourth in the Hands & Voices Leadership series, will focus on leadership styles and mentoring. This training will provide examples of leadership styles that will allow the participants to determine their own leadership style as well as insight on those that they work with. The value of mentorship, tips and ideas on how to find diverse mentors from the continuum of parent and DHH Adult perspectives, and how to be a mentor to others will also be discussed.
    • Speaker Bios:

      • Amanda Hvass – Hands & Voices of Oregon, GBYS Coordinator & Parent Guide
        • Amanda is a mom to three boys- one of which is Deaf plus. Amanda's son, Ollie, has been a persistent catalyst for her learning and career. His life has drawn her to the unique needs of Deaf and hard of hearing children as well as children with developmental delays (jointly or separately!). She's worked for Hands & Voices of Oregon since 2013 and is currently their program coordinator for Guide By Your Side. She spends time advocating for children in the local school district as well as at state levels. Amanda is a certified coach of Allenbaugh Associates. She works with teams in strategizing best practices for production as well as healthy relationships- through a strengths-based approach. She enjoys playing with her kids, volunteering at their school, running, and wine with friends. Contact her at amanda@handsandvoicesor.org.
      • Molly Martzke – Hands & Voices, Director of Strategic Initiatives
        • Molly lives in Green Bay, WI with her husband Paul and their three children, two sons and a daughter. Her oldest son and daughter are deaf. Molly's role with Hands & Voices allows her to be involved in developing projects that support the vision and short-and long-term plans of H&V. This includes coordinating all aspects of the Annual H&V Leadership Conference, coordinating the new Leadership-to-Leadership Program and acting as a Co-Director of the H&V Family Leadership in Language and Learning Project (FL3).
    • Understanding Your Leadership Style and the Value of Mentoring webinar recording
  • Meeting the Needs of Family-to-Family Support: Anytime, Anywhere NCHAM Webinar: December 10th, 2019

    • 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
    • Meeting the Needs of Family-to-Family Support: Anytime, Anywhere webinar recording
  • Strategies and Steps for Completing Hearing Screenings with Children Who are Difficult to Screen ECHO Webinar: December 5th, 2019
  • Self Care and Family Balance While Negotiating a Child’s Special Needs Hear to Learn Webinar: November 22nd, 2019
  • Implementing Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening and Follow-up: Self-Guided Learning Curriculum Webinar ECHO Webinar: November 5th, 2019
  • The Basics: Five Fundamental Principles to Support Early Development NCHAM Webinar: October 29th, 2019

    • 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.
    • The Basics: Five Fundamental Principles to Support Early Development webinar recording
  • Interpreting my child’s test results to friends, family, or professionals Hear to Learn Webinar: October 25th, 2019
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening Equipment Resources ECHO Webinar: October 22nd, 2019
  • Intermediate Level OAE and Pure Tone Webinar ECHO Webinar: October 15th, 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
  • Coffee Break QI NCHAM Webinar: September 17th, 2019

    • Webinar Description:

      • Please join us for the second, 30-minute Coffee Break QI webinarette on September 17th. These quarterly webinars are designed for EHDI Programs to be able to share with their peers an improvement strategy or product they have developed. Not all topics covered during these webinarettes will include QI, but it is encouraged. The first 10-15, we will hear from an EHDI Program/s and the second 10-15 will be open to Q&A.

        For the September Coffee Break QI, we are excited to hear from Po Kwan Wong, the Hawaii EHDI Coordinator, and Dr. Lynn Iwamoto, the Hawaii AAP Chapter Champion, who will share a QI project they conducted. The focus of the project was to improve follow up rates on newborn hearing evaluation by educating healthcare providers through online education modules that focused on increasing physician confidence in discussing the screening process and follow up with parents.

        So, grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice), sit back, relax, and meet with your EHDI friends!
    • Coffee Break QI 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 ECHO 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
  • ECHO 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
  • 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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