Monthly Archives: April 2015
Learn more about how the Interpreting major explores deaf culture on campus and beyond at the University of TN
On the second floor of the Bailey Education Complex, students in UT’s educational interpreting program make the most engaging conversations effortless with an array of facial expressions and body movements.
Amid a few unusually silent hallways, Maggie McLaughlin, junior in interpreting, spends her days with her interpreting peers practicing and perfecting an alphabet known as American Sign Language.
“Before I thought it was just English translated, but it’s really not,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a whole other language just like you would be translating Spanish or French.”
4 Game-Changing Technologies For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
Recent advances in technology have the potential to improve the quality of life for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Here’s a look at four products at the link below.
Arizona State University Students make a difference in Malawi as part of their Hearing for Humanity program
Since 2012, McBride, a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at ASU, and former ASU professor Gail Belus have been taking students on trips to Malawi as part of their Hearing for Humanity program. McBride fell in love with Malawi after going on a similar trip to Africa in 2010.
The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher?
Children who are D/HH benefit from great teachers. What are some of the qualities it takes to be a great teacher?
April is Autism Awareness Month
At the link below are some tips for parents of newly diagnosed children.
Why Is Your Educational Audiologist Important?
Does your school have an educational audiologist? Do you know the important services that they can offer?
Have you registered yet for the upcoming webinar hosted by NCHAM?
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.
Federal Policy Clarification for Reimbursement of Telemedicine Services by State Medicaid Programs
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued official written guidance announcing that states can unilaterally reimburse for telemedicine without the need for further approval by the CMS. This guidance is significant because now states can easily access federal education funds through a simple regulatory change at the level of their Medicaid department, making telemedicine services more accessible and affordable to students and schools in need.
The Name I Call Myself
Read one person’s view on the significance of labeling ourselves and others at the link below.