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Using Deaf Mentors to Support Reading in the Home – Webinar

Date/Time
Thursday, December 10, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Free webinar for families and professionals to learn about the role of a Deaf Mentor or Deaf Adult Role Model in the home.

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is hosting the “Using Deaf Mentors to Support Reading in the Home” webinar at 1 p.m. on Dec. 10.

This interactive session will discuss the role of a Deaf Mentor or Deaf Adult Role Model in the home and how they can be used to foster a love of reading from the start.

In the book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity” by Andrew Solomon, Solomon talks about how important it is to connect with others of the same identity.

When supporting learning how to encourage fun and interactive reading experiences, it can be beneficial to have a Deaf Mentor’s support. Using a deaf person’s point of view, a Deaf Mentor can point out subtle cues that naturally engage the child, no matter the age, with books and teach parents and providers how to capitalize on those cues.

The presentation will also offer specific strategies that anyone can use when preparing to read with a deaf infant or toddler. It will also provide books for hands-on practice in applying these strategies.

In addition, the speakers will share specific templates and resources for families and providers to use to create READ Kits that can be used to foster a love of reading in any home.

The webinar’s learning objectives are:

  • The participant will be able to explain the role of the Deaf Mentor and how a Deaf Mentor can support reading/language development.
  • The participant will be able to identify three strategies to use when reading with their deaf child.
  • The participant will be able to develop a plan for activities to correspond with a chosen book.

The presenters are:

  • Karla Giese, Illinois State University
  • Michelle Mendiola, Chicago Hearing Society
  • Karen Aguilar, Chicago Hearing Society

Visit the NCHAM website to register online and learn about the presenters.

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar.

There are no continuing education units offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay.