Monthly Archives: May 2016
Webinar Series Offered by NCMHI
Early Intervention and Family Involvement are Critical to a Child’s Success
Since an infant’s brain is like a ball of clay when it comes to learning power, Cathy Estes knows the early months and years of life are crucial to future success.
Parents of Deaf Children, Stuck in the Middle of an Argument
A long-simmering controversy erupted this spring over how deaf children should communicate.
Texas students use 3D printed otoscope to fight hearing loss in developing world
While most biomedical research projects involving 3D printing have access to immense budgets, one team of Texas students just proved that even low-cost desktop 3D printing can have a huge impact on the medical world. For just $6.42, they can build a 3D printed otoscope smartphone attachment, which can help diagnose preventable hearing loss. A perfect tool for doctors and patients in developing countries where a lot of people have smartphones, but hardly have access to medical care.
Webcast Opportunity: Maximizing Language Acquisition: ASL and Spoken English
This webcast provides an evidence-based rationale for supporting language acquisition in both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Experienced professionals in deaf education discuss the important ingredients essential to learning language as well as common misconceptions that tend to drive language and communication practices. Designed for professionals involved in early intervention, this webcast highlights how evidence points to use of an ASL and spoken English bilingual approach (sometimes referred to as a bimodal bilingual approach) as beneficial for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Accompanying the webcast is a comprehensive reference list to support the information shared.
This webcast may be viewed in the Clerc Center’s Online Learning Community any time after 1 p.m. (EST) on May 24, 2016. Please register for the webcast now.
Registration is Open for the CMV Public Health and Policy Conference
Registration is open for the 2016 Congenital Cytomegalovirus Public Health & Policy Conference. To register, go to the link below.
Don’t forget to register for one of the three pre-sessions being offered on Sunday, 9/25 and the post-session being held on Wednesday, 9/28 – the inaugural Congenital CMV Community Engagement Forum. The purpose of the meeting on 9/28 is to accelerate progress toward defining the most effective prevention and treatment options through patient-centered outcomes research. For more information on the pre-sessions and post-session, please click here – http://www.cmvconference.org/pre-post-sessions.html.
Mississippi deaf students dance to music they can’t hear
Week after week on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Nyle DiMarco pulls off flawless performances to music he can’t hear.
For students at the Mississippi School for the Deaf, that’s normal.
“Here everybody is deaf. It’s who we are. It’s what we do,” school superintendent Sandra Edwards said.
Do You Understand How to Read an Audiogram?
When a baby’s hearing is tested, the results are presented in the form of a graph known as an audiogram. Do you know how to read one?
State EHDI Laws and Regulations Resource Message from AAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program has developed a comprehensive resource detailing individual state-based laws and regulations regarding hearing screening. This online resource utilizes a question-and-answer format and provides links to information including the following:
- Laws / regulations in states regarding hearing screening
- Current hearing screening guidelines in each state
- Whether or not the state utilizes the AAP Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Guidelines for Pediatric Medical Homes
- Screening results reporting requirements for pediatricians in each state
- Oversight for the state EHDI program
If you have any questions or would like more information on the EHDI program in your state, including contact information for your AAP EHDI Chapter Champion, contact AAP EHDI Program staff, Sarah Nau.