FL3 Webinar on 12/13

Have you registered for the FL3 webinar on Thursday, 12/13? Register now to learn more about “Building your Confidence in Leadership and Enhancing your Public Speaking Skills.”

Presented by: Janet DesGeorges, Lisa Kovacs, Karen Putz
Date of webinar: 12/13/2018


Webinar start times (by time zone)

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Link: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BUqZa2Sd0NiVNP

Best toys for children’s development? Hint: They are not electronic or costly

Parents are overwhelmed with messaging and claims about how the latest “educational” toy or app is going to make their child smarter or more prepared for school. At the same time, accelerating scientific advances have demonstrated the critical importance of early brain and child development across the lifespan.

Link: http://www.aappublications.org/news/2018/12/03/toys120318?platform=hootsuite


Nominations are invited for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence to be presented at the 2019 National EHDI Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This award honors the life and work of Dr. Antonia Brancia Maxon to promote effective Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs for all newborns, infants, and young children. Dr. Maxon was a pioneer in EHDI programs, beginning with her leadership in the Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project in the late 1980’s. She was one of the first to recognize the feasibility and value of universal newborn hearing screening and was a tireless advocate for connecting screening programs with timely and appropriate diagnosis and early intervention.

Her extensive contributions to creating excellent EHDI programs were abruptly ended by a tragic automobile accident in May of 2007. In memory of her contributions, an Award for EHDI Excellence is presented each year at the National EHDI Meeting to honor an individual who has made outstanding contributions to achieving excellence in EHDI programs nationally or in a particular state or region.

Nominations for the Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence should be emailed to Karl White at karl.white@usu.edu, or mailed to:

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Utah State University

2615 Old Main Hill

Logan, Utah 84322-2615

Attention: Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence

Nominations must be received by Friday, December 21, 2018 and MUST BE LIMITED to 500 words. The nomination should describe:

  • The outstanding accomplishment(s) that contributed to improvement of EHDI programs.
  • How the accomplishment(s) demonstrate(s) significant creativity or initiative.
  • The specific ways in which the nominee has contributed to EHDI excellence.

Presentation of the 2019 Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence will be made on Monday March 4, 2019 at the National EHDI Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. More about the National EHDI Meeting, including past nominees and recipients can be found at www.ehdimeeting.org.

Link: www.ehdimeeting.org