Gallaudet University’s Infants, Toddlers and Families Certificate Program Announcement

Applications for the ITF Program are now being reviewed. Get your applications in by February 1, 2016.

The Infants, Toddlers and their Families Interdisciplinary Certificate Program at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC is now accepting applications for their new cohort that will begin in May 2016. The first course begins with a 3-day on campus introduction and orientation to the program May 14, 15 and 16. Applications should be submitted by February 1, 2016 to guarantee a place in the program. Students may obtain either graduate credits or professional studies training credits.

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Despite being blind in one eye and deaf, gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond defeated all odds to fulfill her dreams

When Aimee Walker-Pond was 7, her cousins were in gymnastics classes, and she wanted to do gymnastics too. But there is two vital differences between Walker-Pond and her cousins: she is deaf and blind in one eye.

Walker-Pond didn’t let that stop her, and she excelled from the beginning, training with world-renowned coaches and competing with acclaimed teams, including UCLA and Brigham Young University.


Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Brought to you by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children’s Hospital 
Setting Language in Motion: Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is a free, web-based resource developed as a collaborative effort between the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Boston Children’s Hospital. It is based on the Building Blocks of Intervention webinar series created by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Children’s.


CMV Conference Abstract Submission is Open

The abstract submission process for the 2016 CMV Public Health and Policy Conference is now open! Please submit your abstract at between now and March 21, 2016.


The goal of the Congenital CMV conference is to present the latest research on diagnosis and treatment, raise awareness, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources in an effort to reduce the number of babies born with CMV and connect families affected by CMV with the resources they need to improve their quality of life. To learn more about the conference, check out


Live Web Event on Telepractice Coming Jan. 28

Telepractice for Providing Assessment and Intervention Services to Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families
SIG 9 will host an ASHA Live Web Event on Thursday, January 28th, 8-10 pm to explore the use of telepractice when providing assessment and intervention services to children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing and their families. Our discussion leaders will be online to help members explore important issues related to this service provision option. They include:

Marge Edwards, Speech-Language Pathologist at Sound Beginnings/Utah State University;
Kim Hamren, Early Intervention Coordinator at Listen and Talk in Seattle, WA;
Amy Peters Lalios, Audiologist, Cert. AVT, and Director of Therapy Services at Center for Communication, Hear Wisconsin/ Center for Communication, Hearing & Deafness; and
Laura Moody, Clinic Supervisor at University of Nebraska-Kearney.

This event is open to non-ASHA members. A transcript of the online discussion also will be available in the future.

To set a reminder to participate, go to