Saturday, February 28, 2009

Parents Only Conference - Listening, Learning, and Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss - FREE!

Another great conference, through the First Sounds-First Words program, will be held on March 21st in Fort Worth,TX. This one is for PARENTS ONLY of children with hearing loss, and once again it's FREE!!! Top notch professionals will be there--Carol Flexer, Jane Madell (she spoke at the first conference we ever went to, right after we heard of Aiden's hearing loss, and she is wonderful!), Marguerite Vasconcellos, and Denise Wray. Each presenter will provide two short workshops during the day (see below). Parking, materials, breakfast, and lunch are all provided! This is one I've been looking forward to all year! I'm still trying to arrange a flight to DFW ... what a learning opportunity for parents with deaf/hoh children!

Details from the flyer are below.

Participants can choose from the following topics (subject to change):

The Listening Brain: The Basis of Talking and Reading (morning)
Theory of Mind: A Critical Factor in a Child’s Cognitive and Social Development (afternoon)
presented by Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Audiology & Technology: What Parents Need to Know (morning)
Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony (afternoon)
presented by Jane Madell, Ph.D, CCC-A/SLP, ABA, LSLS Cert. AVT, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, N.Y.

Navigating Mainstreamed Education for Children with Hearing Loss (morning)
Coordinating Curriculum in Therapy for Children with Hearing Loss (afternoon)
presented by Marguerite Vasconcellos, MS, CED, LSLS Cert. AVT, Bucks County Schools, Doylestown, Pa

Emerging Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss (morning)
Books and Babies: It’s Never Too Early for Reading (afternoon)
presented by Denise Wray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

This event is FREE and sponsored by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Foundation.
Space is limited so please register soon.
First Sounds-First Words is an educational series made possible through a generous grant from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.

WHAT: First Sounds-First Words Program For Parents Only
Listening, Learning and Literacy for Children with Hearing Loss

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2009

WHERE: Cook Children’s Medical Center
North Pavilion Classrooms and Hochberger Auditorium
801 7th Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104



Tanna's Triplets said...

Are you going to go?? I had heard about the conference and wanted to go but I live in Lubbock and I don't know if I trust leaving the triplets with my hubby all weekend:)
Well if you end up going I would love to hear what you learned!!

leah said...

I wanna go, too! Darn the cost of airfare!

Write about it when you get back. It sounds so awesome. I wish Carol Flexer would come and speak up in the Buffalo region!!