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Fall DHH Regional Teachers Meetings

The Sensory Support and Assistive Technology Section of the Exceptional Children Division is happy to announce the dates for Fall meetings for Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. We wanted to get these dates to you as you look ahead to plan for the next school year.

Please note that registration is not yet open; more information will be sent out at the beginning of the school year. Teachers are invited to attend any meeting that is convenient for dates and locations. The focus of the Fall meeting will be assessment information; more details will be provided in the agenda next year. All meetings will be held from 1-4pm.

Meeting Date/Location:
Tuesday, October 1st: Pender County
Friday, October 4th: Barton College
Thursday, October 10th: UNC Charlotte
Friday, October 11th: UNC Greensboro
Thursday, October 17th: Lenoir Rhyne University (Hickory Campus)
Friday, October 18th: Lenoir Rhyne University (Asheville Campus)

Please mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing you in the Fall, and ENJOY your summer!


DPI Workshops

Collaborative Workshops

Long Range Planning
September 10-11

Prerequisite: Must have finished both both Bloom & Lahey /CASSLS trainings
Location: The Gathering Place, 601 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem
Presenters: Sharon Moore, Michele Neal, Aubrey Quinlan

Participants will select one child's EC file from their caseload and bring it to the workshop, then utilize that file to identify needs & develop a long range plan to close gaps.


Putting it All Together
October 2nd

Prerequisite: Must have finished both both Bloom & Lahey /CASSLS trainings and Auditory Function
Location: Professional Library, ABCS Central Office, 1712 Vaughn Road, Burlington
Presenters: Christina Armfield, Krista Heavner, Hettie Kenny, Stephanie Payonk

This one day workshop will allow participants to work on lesson plans that combine information learned in previous workshops.


Bloom and Lahey/CASSLS 1: Road Map to Typical Language Development
October 14-15

Location: Information Highway 3 locations: Asheville, Greensboro and Greenville. Presenters will be at the Greensboro location
Presenters: Krista Heavner and Sherri Vernelson

This workshop will focus on tracking and teaching the sequence if early language development using the Bloom and Lahey and CASSLS Scales. Applications to manual and spoken communications are discussed.


Auditory Function
October 28-29

WCPSS Harriet Webster Center, Room 2008, Crossroads II, 110 Corning Drive, Cary
Presenters: Hannah Eskridge and Sherri Vernelson

This workshop will provide participants with information about the development of listening in children who are deaf or hard of hearing that utilize hearing aids and/or cochlear implants.


Bloom and Lahey/CASSLS II, Road Map to Typical Language Development
December 9-10

Location: Information Highway, 3 locations Asheville, Greensboro,and Greenville. Presenters will be at the Greensboro Location
Presenters: Krista Heavner and Sherri Vernelson

This workshop will focus on tracking and teaching the sequence of expanding and complex language development using the Bloom and Lahey model and the CASSLS Scales Application to manual and spoken communication are discussed.


Speech Babble
Location: Online Course Once you register will receive a weblink to the previously recorded module, videos and power point registration
Presenters: Hannah Eskridge & Lillian Henderson

This agenda includes information on typical babble development, speech acoustics and why and how we do speech babble. For more information about registering go to www.med.unc.edu/ear and hearing/registration Workshops are free to NC residents. All workshops run from 9-4.


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