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Be The Boss of Your Hearing Loss:

Developing Advocacy Skills In Children Who Are Deaf & Hard of Hearing


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Join us on March 10th, 2015


Q & A 3:30 pm-3:45 pm




Beginning at a young age, a student’s ability to advocate for their listening and communication needs plays a key role in their academic and social growth and success,.  Advocacy is a life long process! Guidance from professionals, family members and role models who are deaf and hard of hearing themselves all can support the development of these skills.   This webinar will explore what advocacy means for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and what roles we all play in that process.

About the Presenters:

Maura Heffernan received an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from University of Massachusetts from and a Master's degree in Deaf Education from Boston University. She began her career working at schools for the deaf.   More recently she has spent several years as a teacher of the deaf in public schools in southern Maine supporting mainstream programs for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Tobin Hagelin received a Master’s degree in Deaf Education from NYU.  Her 27 years of diverse work experience includes working in self-contained classrooms at schools for the deaf and pubic school mainstream programs with additional expertise in providing sign language instruction and early intervention services.

Maura and Tobin are both currently working as a public school outreach consultants at MECDHH supporting students who are deaf and hard of hearing and the staff who work with them in public schools throughout southern Maine.

Who Should Attend?

Parents, family members, CDS workers, teachers, educational technicians, interpreters, CLTs, SLPs, guidance counselors, social workers and any professional currently working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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