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ONLINE Webinar – Strategies for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss

November 3, 2016 in Education & Outreach, Research

Outreach Services, VSDB Wednesday Webinar

For those who missed it in October, this is being repeated…

Evidence-based Strategies for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss

 

Presenters:  Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D. and  Janet Knust, M.S., LSLS Cert. AV Ed
Nov. 30, 2016, 4:00- 5:00 PM EST

Please register for the “Evidence-based Strategies for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss” webinar at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/957482591522711810

Presenters:  Old Dominion University and the Norfolk Public Schools collaborate to provide an oral preschool program in a classroom at ODU in Norfolk, VA.   Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D., is the Faculty Director of Research for the Old Dominion University/Norfolk Public Schools Oral Preschool Program for Children with Hearing Loss; Janet Knust, M.S. LSLS Cert. AV Ed is the Program Director and Teacher for this program.

Webinar Description:  (Many were closed out of this webinar when it was presented in October – this will be a repeat of that webinar.) The ODU/Norfolk Public Schools’ Oral Preschool Program offers a unique opportunity for the study of evidence-based practice and consequent implementation of research findings in the classroom!  Presenters will share insights gained from a series of research studies conducted to improve vocabulary development, syntactical skills, pragmatics, and socio-communication skills, then will provide practical tips for teachers, parents, and related service providers using social stories, modified story books, and other strategies to help children achieve targeted skills.  The presenters will be available after the webinar for Q & A.

Target Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Early Childhood Educators, Early Intervention Providers and Speech/Language Pathologists working with children with hearing loss; and parents.

This Webinar is sponsored by Outreach Services, Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, through grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer at DebbiePfeiffer@vsdb.k12.va.us.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with connection information for joining the webinar.

Intermediate ASL Skills Practice Class Offered, starts March 13

February 14, 2013 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Interpreting & Transliterating, NVRC Announcements

To Register:
Contact Marla DoughertyPAYMENT:ccinfoCall 703-352-9055
with credit card information

Checks can be mailed to address below

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
http://www.nvrc.org/about/directions/

REFUND POLICY:
Refunds will be issued if cancelled one week prior to the class start date.

 

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INTERMEDIATE

SKills Practice Class

with John Krpan

Wednessday,
March 13 to April 17

Time: 6:30 pm –  8:30 pm

Cost 6 classes – $150

 

John Krpan has taught American Sign Language most of his life. His professional teaching licenses include Virginia Postgraduate License and certifications for Administration and Supervision PreK-12, ASL and English, Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate and certifications for Administrator I & II, ASL PreK-12, English 7-12, reading and special education.John interprets ASL-English and foreign languages/gestures-English. Specializes in legal interpretation.

ASL is his native language.

This course is designed to practice skills learned in ASL1. Students should be proficient in finger spelling, familiar with numbers and have a good grasp of vocabulary covered in ASL1.Classes will include visual-gestural activities, drills, story-telling activities and games. Social signing activities will cover the last two classes.

 

 

 

Maximum 20 students

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, suite 130, Fairfax, VA   22030
703-352-9055
info@nvrc.org        www.nvrc.org

Research: Importance of Speaking Skills for Children w/Hearing Loss

December 18, 2012 in Families, Research, Technology

Speaking Skills Crucial for Hearing Impaired Children in the Classroom

From Science Daily, 12/17/2012 Dec. 17, 2012
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121217140736.htm

Current special education laws are geared towards integrating special-needs children into the general classroom environment from a young age, starting as early as preschool. Prof. Tova Most of Tel Aviv University’s Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education and the Department of Communications Disorders at the Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions says that these laws present a unique set of challenges for children with hearing loss, and that a sense of isolation may inhibit a successful education.

While studies show that many children with hearing loss are academically comparable to their peers with normal hearing, active participation in classroom and group activities, as well as social integration, is more complex. Even with advanced sensory devices such as hearing aids and cochear implants, it can be difficult for children to pick up on all the necessary information in a busy atmosphere, leaving them with a sense that they’re being “left out” by hearing classmates. Read more . . . →