The New Kids on the Block member has taped a public service announcement for Hear the World,
a global initiative launched by hearing instrument manufacturer Phonak
to raise awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences
of hearing loss.
Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education Workshops
of our goals is to make it easier for professionals in other regions to obtain
Teacher/Special Projects Associate-Outreach
National Center for Cultural Competence is pleased to announce its newest
self-assessment instrument and guide.
While there are many tools and instruments to assess organizational cultural
and linguistic competence, few have been developed to address the cross-section
of organizations concerned with disability. The Cultural and Linguistic
Competence Assessment for Disability Organizations (CLCADO) was developed
specifically for this purpose.
A legislative update on insurance coverage and limitations in 18 different states, Feb. 2011. Source: Hearing Industries Association (HIA), Washington, DC
Read the story of a mother who trusted her gut and saved her son’s hearing.
The March issue of the ECHO Initiative’s Probes and Tips newsletter is now available: Troubleshoot Screening Equipment Problems
The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with
First 5LA, has developed Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit
for Parents and Community Partners. This new
resource helps support and sustain families’ involvement in decisions about
themselves, their children, services, and their communities. It provides
valuable resources and how to’s for implementing three powerful strategies
communities can use.
Learning to deliver culturally effective care is considered by
many to be a lifelong journey. The new AAP Culturally Effective Care Toolkit is
a practical, hands-on resource to help practicing pediatricians and their
office staff provide culturally effective care to their patients and families.
According to the National
Longitudinal Transition Study 2 dataset, a gap exists between the academic
achievement of youth with hearing impairments and their peers in the general
population in reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. This fact
sheet from the National Center for Special Education Research gives a national
The FIRST YEARS
Certificate in Auditory Learning for Young Children with Hearing Loss program
is now accepting applications. This certificate program is committed to
enhancing the knowledge and skills of professionals practicing in deaf
education, speech-language pathology, audiology and early intervention.
Distance education is utilized to bring the classroom to you – anytime,
anyplace. The five graduate-level courses, instruction by faculty experts,
online discussion group, projects and exercises – plus mentored practicum
experiences in early intervention, educational and clinical settings – combine
to make FIRST YEARS
a unique online learning experience. Applications will be accepted until May 23,
2011, and accepted candidates will begin in fall 2011. If you have questions
regarding the program, please contact FIRST YEARS
Program Director Kathryn Wilson at email@example.com.