Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Innovative and Promising Practice

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is proud to announce The Center for Family Involvement as an Innovative and Promising Practice, focused on systems of care for children and families who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). This Virginia-based family advocacy organization uses a “localization” process to disseminate information about the state EHDI program to parents/caregivers from LatinX heritages. Through this process, LatinX families identified preferences regarding how information was communicated and delivered. This is the first in a series of practices sharing innovative tools and strategies to support families of children who are D/HH. Strategies for how pediatricians can support this work are highlighted.


https://downloads.aap.org/DOCHW/EDHI_SpotlightNo1_PR14.pdf

September is Deaf Awareness Month

Did you know that September is Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)? This corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021 (Sept 20-26) and International Day of Sign Languages 2021.


Resources are available at the link below and many other places. What can you do to bring awareness – specifically to pediatric deafness – where you are?

https://www.hearinglikeme.com/deaf-awareness-month-september-2021/

Instructional Session Proposals Due Tomorrow for EHDI 2022

The 2022 EHDI Annual Conference Planning Committee is still accepting proposals for Instructional Sessions but only until tomorrow, Friday, September 10, 2021.

Instructional Sessions are included in the EHDI Annual Conference for sessions/topics that do not fit into the standard breakout session format. Does your proposal meet the following criteria?

· To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.

· The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.

· The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.

We want to learn from you so please submit your proposal! A limited number of Instructional Sessions will be offered on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (prior to the Annual Conference) or on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (following the Annual Conference).

Please submit your Instructional Session proposals online at https://ehdimeeting.org/Meetings.cfm.

CMV and Newborn Hearing Screening

Did you know that NCHAM and the National CMV Foundation have partnered on developing a CMV and Newborn Hearing Screening educational brochure for widespread dissemination?


To request copies of these brochures, please complete the Survey Monkey survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5DY296 to provide your contact information.

Abstract Submission Process Open for 2022 EHDI Conference

We know you have a lot of things on your “to do” list but don’t forget to submit your abstracts for the 2022 National EHDI Conference! The 2022 National EHDI Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, OH March 13-15, 2022.


The deadline is approaching soon for submitting Instructional Session abstracts – September 10th! Regular session and poster session abstracts have a little longer – September 27th.

More info is found at ehdiconference.org

Call for 2022 EHDI Conference Instructional Session Proposals

The 2022 EHDI Annual Conference Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for Instructional Sessions.  A limited number of Instructional Sessions will be offered on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (prior to the Annual Conference) or on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (following the Annual Conference.)

Important: The submission and review of Instructional Sessions is separate from the submission process for standard breakout and poster sessions at the 2022 EHDI Annual Conference.  

Please submit your Instructional Session proposals online at https://ehdimeeting.org/Meetings.cfm by Friday, September 10, 2021.

Instructional Sessions are included in the EHDI Annual Conference for sessions/topics that do not fit into the standard breakout session format.  Consider proposing an Instructional Session only if one or more of these considerations apply:   

  • To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 or -55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.
  • The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.
  • The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.

Proposals will be considered, reviewed, and selected by the 2022 EHDI Annual Conference Planning Committee and the EHDI Conference Co-Organizers.  Criteria for selecting Instructional Sessions will align with the broader abstract submission criteria.

Instructional Session abstracts will be reviewed and scored according to the following criteria by the EHDI Conference Planning Committee:

  1. Relevance and significance to the early identification of hearing loss and early intervention services for infants and young children with hearing loss and their families. [1 – 15 points]
    • The abstract should address a current topic and information appropriate for the purposes of the Conference goals.
    • The abstract should address important issues or gaps related to improving state-based EHDI services.
    • The abstract should describe how the session will inform, enable, or update others in improving EHDI services regarding potential issues related to clinical practice, education of professionals/families, or future research.
    • The abstract describes how the session will advance the practice/knowledge base of EHDI.
    • The abstract should expand the discussion or perspective to build on existing knowledge or address new knowledge, discoveries, methodologies, tools, technologies, or practices.

2.   Meets the following Criteria to be considered for an Instructional Session. (1– 15 points)

  • To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 or -55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.
  • The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.
  • The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, hands-on, application or special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.

3. Overall clarity. [1 – 10 points]

  • The abstract should be well written and organized in a coherent manner.
  • The amount of information to be presented should be appropriate for the proposed session length and format.
  • The abstract should clearly describe the presentation’s goals and learner outcomes.
  • The abstract should provide prospective participants enough information to determine if the session will meet their needs
  • If research results are included, they should be clearly described and supported by statistical findings with the conclusions supported by the results.

To submit a proposal for an Instructional Session, please submit all of the requested information online. Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Submit your proposals at https://ehdimeeting.org/Meetings.cfm by Friday, September 10, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact me at mandy.jay@usu.edu or 501.626.4640.