May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!  In celebration, OSEP’s Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year’s theme “Communication:  The Key to Connection.”  Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to raise awareness about the critical need to intervene early when young children are identified with communication disorders.  The Coffee Break Webinars will focus on

raising awareness about the use of assistive technology and the importance of frequent hearing screenings.  Please join the Coffee Break webinar series to learn more about assistive technology and hearing screening.  There is no pre-registration to join the webinars.

·     Tuesday, May 2, 2017,  2:00-2:15 p.m. EDT 

Debunking Common Myths about Using Assistive Technology with Young Children. Bridget Gilormini, Director, Simon Technology Center PACER Center Bridget Gilormini Bridget.Gilormini@pacer.org

·    Wednesday, May 3, 2017,  2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT 

     Don’t Wait to Communicate! Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Jacqueline Hess, Director, Disabilities Studies and Services & Early Care and Education  jhess@fhi360.org

·    Friday, May 5, 2017, 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT 

     Quality Hearing Screening Practices for Children Birth to 5 Years of Age. Will Eiserman, Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative. 

·    Monday, May 8, 2017, 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT 

     Using a Multi-Modal Approach to Support Children with Hearing Loss. Karen Latimer, Assistive Technology Specialist, Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, Center for Disabilities Studies Karen Latimer klatimer@udel.edu.

·    Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT 

     Center on Technology and Disability: Free Resources to Support the Use of Assistive Technology in Young Children with Disabilities. Jacqueline Hess, Director, Disabilities Studies and Services & Early Care and Education  jhess@fhi360.org .

 

 

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