February 25, 2018
This training will introduce and review resources for professionals working with families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss, dual-sensory impairment and children with complex needs. Communication in young children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or Deaf-Blind is one skill that we can help them to cultivate in order to have the most positive outcomes later in life. Developing routines and strategies in order to enhance communication is one way that professionals, caregivers and families can decrease risk and promote positive later outcomes. There will be opportunities for discussion, examples of strategies utilized with families, and direct connections with the Guide By Your Side, Deaf Hard of Hearing Guide Program. 1) Resource handout: ASL stages of development from birth to age 6 and Guide to the ASL Development Observation Record. 2) Resource handout: Early Intervention Communication Plan for young children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind. 3) Powerpoint presentation: This document has the slides to be followed by attendees during the webinar.
Presenter: Mary Ann Stefko