A study in Brazil of 70 babies whose mothers had confirmed Zika infections found that nearly 6 percent had hearing loss, adding a new complication to the list of ills the virus can cause when women are infected during pregnancy.
Monthly Archives: August 2016
10 Misconceptions Teachers Should Know About Children Who Are Hard Of Hearing
As the new school year kicks off, here are some important misconceptions that you can share with educators – and others.
RESCHEDULED webinar: Meaningful, Measurable Suggestions for Including Family Engagement in the Upcoming EHDI HRSA Grant Competition: A Panel Discussion
In response to several requests, based on the timeline for the new EHDI HRSA grant, we have moved up the webinar to Friday, September 2 at 12ET. We hope this time change is able to capture more EHDI teams and better inform your grant applications. If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted on infanthearing.org.
Introduction and Facilitator: Alyson Ward (NCHAM)
Moderator: Janet DesGeorges (Hands & Voices)
Panelists: State EHDI Team Participants:
- Colorado: Erica McKiever & Vickie Thompson (EHDI)/Sara Kennedy (COHV chapter director)
- Louisiana: Terri Ibieta (EHDI)/ Jill Guidry (LA H&V)
- Wyoming: Bradley Bakken & Jacqueline Meinceke (EHDI)/Wendy Hewitt (WY H&V)
This interactive webinar will include a panel of three EHDI coordinators and their correlating parent leaders who will share their experience in effectively partnering. The information they share, will include aims, outcomes, and strategies they included on their last HRSA proposal and how they were able to work together to reach their aims. Specifically, the EHDI coordinator and parent teams will demonstrate how the incorporation of families lead to desirable outcomes in all aspects of EHDI: screening, follow up, diagnosis, early intervention, quality improvement processes, parent representation, and parent to parent support. The goal of this webinar is for state EHDI teams to learn aboutinnovative strategies to improve EHDI programs through the inclusion of parent engagement that states may include in their upcoming EHDI HRSA grant.
Have you registered for NCHAM’s upcoming webinars?
It takes teamwork: mainstreaming kids with hearing loss
Since the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) in 1975, the number of children mainstreamed into public schools with hearing loss has increased dramatically. About 75 percent of children with hearing lossare now mainstreamed into public schools, and about half of those children spend the majority of the day in a “hearing” classroom.
Register now for NCHAM’s Webinar on September 8th
Meaningful, Measurable Suggestions for Including Family Engagement in the Upcoming EHDI HRSA Grant Competition: a Panel Discussion
This interactive webinar will include a panel of three EHDI coordinators and their correlating parent leaders who will share their experience in effectively partnering. The information they share, will include aims, outcomes, and strategies they included on their last HRSA proposal and how they were able to work together to reach their aims.
It’s Quality, Not Just Quantity, That Helps Your Child Develop Language
Connecting with your child and quality interaction makes a difference with language development.
Hearing loss risk can be eliminated with a new version of a common antibiotic: Study
Hearing loss risk can be eliminated with a new version of a common antibiotic, according to the new study conducted on mice.
Aminoglycosides are commonly used as a lifesaving treatment for many serious diseases. But the effectiveness of this class of antibiotics comes with a price, which is a high risk of hearing loss. It is estimated that 20 to 60 percent of patients who take the antibiotic will experience hearing loss.
Olympic volleyball player David Smith, who is nearly deaf, excels for US team
When David Smith was growing up in California, the only time his parents sprung for a cable television subscription was to watch all the different Olympic events.
Smith, who is nearly deaf, may have been watching them with closed captioning on, but that never slowed him down when it came to his own Olympic dream.
Head Start beneficial for children with disabilities, study finds
Youths with disabilities in the Head Start program had higher language, math and literacy scores and an increased likelihood of having an individualized education program, compared with those who weren’t in Head Start, according to a study in the Journal of Social Service Research. However, the findings, based on Head Start Impact Study data involving 570 children with multiple disabilities, ages 5 and 6, showed lower test scores among those with IEPs.