Building a Healthy Brain in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Thursday December 05, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hearing loss is a neurological emergency that can impact a child’s brain development. This training will address how the architecture of the brain is formed prenatally until about 25 years of age, with the greatest burst of development occurring in the early years of life. It will show how hearing differences, experiences, and communication access interact with genetics to shape the brain circuits that children form and will use the rest of their lives for all that they do. The presentation will also cover the impact of early life adversity on the development of brain circuits and how to help children strengthen brain pathways to promote resilience. It will focus on how this information can be made available to parents, childcare providers and others who work with children using hands-on learning activities.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain the importance of helping children strengthen brain pathways to promote resilience.
- Detail the importance of ensuring families are aware hearing loss is a neurological emergency that can impact a child’s brain development.
- Explain that in the architecture of the brain is formed prenatally until about 25 years of age, with the greatest burst of development occurring in the early years of life.
This workshop is intended for early intervention service coordinators, providers, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of the visually impaired, early childhood education teachers, speech & language therapists, audiologists, special health care needs consultants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and parents of infants and young children who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or at risk for deaf-blindness.
Location: PaTTAN - East
Location: PaTTAN - Harrisburg