FIRST YEARS fyi

fyi is
an electronic news service of the FIRST YEARS Certificate in Auditory
Learning for Young Children with Hearing Loss
at The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sent quarterly, the fyinewsletter is
designed to keep you informed of current events and activities and to provide
an opportunity to hear from our instructors, former graduates, current
students, and others affiliated with the program.

Link: http://firstyears.org/fyi/2010-fall.htm

National Center for Health Reform Implementation Announces Three Helpful ACA Fact Sheets

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has recently designed and released three new helpful fact sheets.  These sheets are focused on simplifying provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in order for these provisions to be effectively and accurately implemented.  Find out how these three new fact sheets can help you and your program become better acquainted with this important legislation.

Link: http://www.amchp.org/Advocacy/health-reform/Pages/default.aspx

Probes and Tips:

November’s Tip of the Month:
Don’t Ask – Do Tell:  Elicit Cooperation from Children During OAE Screening
Read about ways to help provide a calming experience to children while still being able to screen their hearing.

November’s Probe of the Month:
What verbal cues have you found to be effective in eliciting a child’s cooperation? 
Get an answer to your questions here.

Link: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs073/1102782899287/archive/1103876370365.html