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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.

Sign Language to Help Hearing-Impaired Worshipers at Grand Mosque

March 30, 2015 in Community News

 

 

Daily News
March 30, 2015

The Grand Mosque Academy in the Makkah region (Mecca region), in the western part of Saudi Arabia, is teaching its staff sign language to assist the thousands of hearing-impaired pilgrims coming to the Grand Mosque to worship.

The announcement was made Sunday by Waleed Basamad, the head of the academy at the Grand Mosque. He said that those people with disabilities are equal to anyone who enter the Grand Mosque to worship and it is their duty to give them assistance by communicating with them in their own special language. According to the academy director, they have already trained 30 academy staff for said purpose.

Sign language workshop

The sign language course is part of their training program, called Effective Communication Skills. Program instructor is Mohammad Al-Abumadrah. Academy director Basamad said they conduct several workshops and training regularly but the sign language program, which is a part of their 9th training program, is particularly important.

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