A Workshop for Parents of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, ages 2 to 5
This four-day workshop will provide parents with opportunities to learn strategies to help their children learn to talk while their children receive daily individualized instruction by a staff member of the Moog Center. Each day is packed full of activities for the children and information for the parents. Children over age 3 may receive speech and language evaluations, for an additional fee.
Dates: June 11th-15th, 2013
Visit this link for enrollment information.
NICHQ is offering a new virtual learning program that is an ideal program for professionals who are new to quality improvement science, as well as those looking to enhance their quality improvement capacity. The course begins on May 20th and is relevant to hospital, public health and community leaders either in the healthcare sector or who work with those in the healthcare sector. Register before April 30th and get the Early-Bird special.
Composer Richard Einhorn was featured on an NPR story concerning his sudden hearing loss due to a problem called hyperacusis. Watch, listen to, or read his story and experience in search for hearing aids that have helped him to carry on in his work of composing. He also gives you a glimpse with some sound clips of what hyperacusis sounds like.
The April edition of Probes and Tips is now available Hearing Screening Contributes to School Readiness
This edition includes such items as:
- The benefits of accurate and comprehensive hearing screening in promoting growth and development
- Hearing screening information as an essential foundation for language learning and school readiness for all children, whether they pass or fail
- Probe of the month: How do you find that having hearing screening results contributes to an accurate profile of every child?
The FM Workshop currently open on infanthearing.org features Leisha Eiten, Au.D. CCC-A and covers topics ranging from Current FM Technology and Applications through Guidelines and Behavioral Verification, with some demonstrations and practice applications. This workshop has AAA and ASHA CEUs available and is available to anyone interested and at no charge.
This AAP News article highlights the organization’s support for early intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. “Even if we succeed at getting kids screened early with confirmed diagnoses, our success depends on getting them into a system of adequate early intervention,” said Albert L. Mehl, MD, FAAP, an AAP liaison to the JCIH.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer aired a story on insurance coverage of cochlear implants, Child Who Needs Corrective Hearing Surgery Gets Wish. To view or read this story, please follow this link.