Recorded June 6, 2014
Family Journeys: Exploring Communication Opportunities
Produced by: The Maine Educational Center for The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
During this webinar, Teachers of the Deaf, Cathy Glover and Corri Saunders provided an overview of the wide array of communication opportunities available to Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. These opportunities include: Auditory Verbal, American Sign Language, Auditory Oral, Cued speech, Signed English, and Bilingual Bimodal. This webinar highlighted parent’s individual experiences exploring each communication opportunity.
About the Presenters:
Cathy Glover – Co-Presenter
Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Cathy Coughlin has an undergraduate degree in Deaf education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master's degree in Deaf Education from Boston University. She has worked at schools for the deaf in several states, specializing in early childhood education. She has worked for MECDHH for over 10 years as an Early Intervention Specialist for deaf and hard of hearing children birth through age 5.
Corri Saunders – Co-Presenter
Corri Saunders is an Auditory Oral Teacher of the Deaf currently working in an outreach position for the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Corri works as an Early Childhood Consultant to families throughout Maine as well as to the bilingual/bimodal preschool on Mackworth Island. After earning her M.E.D. from Smith College, Corri worked for two years at the Moog Center for Deaf Education in Missouri before pursuing her M.Ed. in Special Education with a specialization in early intervention from the University of Maine.
Who Should Attend?
The target audience for this webinar includes parents, families, early intervention specialists, speech language pathologists, teachers, audiologists, as well as anyone else working with a family or a child with differing hearing levels.
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Recorded April 29, 2014
Deaf and hard of Hearing Students: Navigating Complex Social Environments
This webinar will provide an overview of the critical importance of social and emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing students. The impact of communication and incidental learning will be highlighted along with ideas to enhance this essential aspect of development
Conrad Strack was born hard of hearing and gradually became deaf by age 18. He graduated from his local public school and went on to receive a B.S. in Economics from Western Oregon State University and his M.S. Ed in Deaf Education from University of Rochester. After a few years teaching at Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind he relocated to Maine and has been working at MECDHH for 25 years in various capacities including the last 10 years as a public school outreach consultant.
The target audience for this webinar includes parents, families, administrators, educational professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing children and anyone involved in activities outside of school where deaf and hard of hearing children are included.