"Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language: Focus on Families" & "Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language: Focus on Professionals"

Description:

For families who use visual language with their deaf child, there’s so much more to learn than just vocabulary. Many parents learn to converse well with their adult peers and teachers, but they quickly find that communicating with a young child is a completely different challenge. Young children don’t watch, look away too soon, or worse - give you a blank stare! In this webinar, we will learn intentional language teaching strategies that families can implement to help their young children learn to communicate from the earliest stages. This will include strategies that apply to all modalities (cued, signed, spoken) as well as visual strategies that apply specifically to signed language. Next, we will explore how to define and evaluate what success means for your individual child. Finally, we will discuss what actions families can take if they’re not seeing the expected progress.

Learning Objectives (for both webinars):

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. State 5 or more intentional language teaching strategies for children using visual language (with or without spoken language).
  2. Explain how to define and evaluate success for an individual child.
  3. State 3 or more modifications that can be implemented when a child is not being successful.

Presenter bio

Louise Rollins has worked with deaf children and their families for over 15 years, primarily in birth-5 programs. She has broad experience as a teacher in schools for the deaf and public school programs as well as collaborating with professionals across the state of Maryland. Louise's expertise includes coaching parents to support their children in acquiring American Sign Language, cued American English, and/or spoken language. She is currently an Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf for Montgomery County Infants & Toddlers Program. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and a MA in Deaf Education, with a concentration in Family Centered Early Education, from Gallaudet University. In her volunteer life she serves as president of Deaf Camps, Inc. and is a founding board member of the Maryland/DC chapter of Hands & Voices. Louise is a CODA who is proud to serve her community through her professional and volunteer work.

Time, Date, and Where:

“Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language: Focus on Families":

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Webinar start times (by time zone)

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

“Building a Foundation for Success with Visual Language: Focus on Professionals":

When: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Webinar start times (by time zone)

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register go to infanthearing.org or

Download the adobeconnect app.

Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided; a link will be available for captioning upon logging into the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay at mandy.jay@usu.edu. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner at daniel.ladner@usu.edu.

Date(s):


7/18/2019 3:00 PM - 7/18/2019 4:00 PM,
7/25/2019 3:00 PM - 7/25/2019 4:00 PM

Contact(s):

Mandy Jay
mandy.jay@usu.edu
Daniel Ladner
daniel.ladner@usu.edu

Tag(s):

Deaf-Blind Early Childhood Hearing Impairment Parent/Family Professional Development Professional Resources