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Webinar: “Childhood Hearing Loss: Individualized Intervention and Parent Choice”


Tuesday, August 21, 2018    
1:00 pm

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Webinar for anyone who provides support and/or services to children who are hard-of-hearing or deaf and their families as well as the families themselves.

On Aug. 21, the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management will host the webinar “Childhood Hearing Loss: Individualized Intervention and Parent Choice,” presented by Terry E. Foust and Rene Averitt-Sanzone.

This webinar will help participants understand more fully the diversity of the population of children who are hard-of-hearing or deaf, the systems that exist that contribute to the provision of early identification and early intervention, the various communication/educational intervention options for identified children and some of the opinions families are likely to encounter as they explore various options. Strategies will be discussed for how to honor and activate parents as the key decision-makers for their child and to ensure that their services are truly individualized and reflective of their hopes and dreams for their child and family.

After attending the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the diversity of the hard-of-hearing and deaf population and its relevance to individualized service and educational plans and programs.
  2. Describe the incidence of hearing loss during early childhood and the importance of ongoing screening.
  3. Describe intervention options.
  4. Describe how parent choice and decision making can be supported.
  5. Describe how to access resources to support parents’ and professionals’ need for information.

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Live captioning will also be provided; a link will be available for captioning upon logging into the webinar.