Click the link below for some of the summer camp options available for children with hearing loss.
Anyone wanting to speak to the president must stop by her desk first. Leah Katz-Hernandez, 27, is the new White House receptionist.
She is also deaf.
NCHAM is thrilled to announce that our proposal to the Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-15-085, National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention has been funded for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2020. We are excited about continuing to work on efforts and activities to improve newborn hearing screening, diagnosis, and intervention programs.
A copy of the abstract we submitted is found at the link below.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration!
Register now to attend the NCHAM webinar on April 23rd. The webinar topic is “EHDI System Self-Assessment using JCIH Early Intervention Recommendations: A Foundation for Continuous Improvement.”
Learn more and register at the link below.
Included in the update, you will find updated info on the ASDC 2015 Conference that is three months away.
The conference workshops and presenters, along with the Children’s Program schedule has been posted on the conference website at http://www.asdc2015.com.
Pediatric hearing screening essential
Every day as many as 33 (four per 1,000) children are born with a significant hearing loss. For children, hearing loss can interfere with the development of speech, language, and social skills, and it can hinder cognitive and academic development. Research has shown that the earlier hearing loss is detected and treatment is administered, the less likely a child will experience debilitating effects on their development.
Using American Sign Language, California School for the Deaf, Riverside, students celebrated literacy and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
This important legislation is what funds EHDI programs. EHDI means infant hearing screens, early intervention for babies with hearing loss, and parent to parent support programs for families. All together, EHDI means better outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children.
Find your Representative at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/. Click on the link under his or her picture to visit their website and get their telephone number. It is generally most effective to call the DC office.
The 2015 EHDI Annual Meeting officially begins today with people attending the Meeting in Louisville, KY from all over the United States and beyond. You can read more about what the nearly 1000 participants will be learning about during the Meeting at www.ehdimeeting.org.