Wednesday Webinars

These webinars were offered 2016 to present, and are now available for viewing at your leisure.  No continuing education credits are available for these recorded webinars.

Instructions for access:

Select a webinar.  Download the transcript, PowerPoint, and handouts, if available, and print if desired.  Click on the link; “register” for the webinar, and you will be brought directly to the recording to view. Each webinar is one hour long.


1. Webinar, “The ABCs of Literacy:  Where to Start with Children who have Sensory Loss and Multiple Disabilities”, offered March 2, 2016

Presenters:  Julie Durando, Ed.D. and Ira Padhye M.Ed.

Presenters share strategies for providing meaningful literacy instruction to students at the earliest stages of communication and concept development. Specific attention will be given to students with sensory loss combined with physical challenges and cognitive delays.

Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, interveners, special education directors, and early intervention providers) who work with children with sensory loss (deafness/hearing loss, blindness/visual impairment, or deaf-blindness) and multiple disabilities.  Family members will also benefit from this webinar.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4638841031468230148

(This was among the first of our Wednesday Webinars; unfortunately, no transcript is available.)

PowerPoint, “The ABCs of Literacy:  Where to Start with Children who have Sensory Loss and Multiple Disabilities”: The ABCs of Literacy – Where to Start with Children who have Sensory Loss and Multiple Disabilities


2. Webinar:  “Unified English Braille (UEB):  A Place to Start” offered April 27, 2016

Presenter:  Donna Mayberry, M.Ed., NCUEB

Webinar Description:  Donna provides a broad review of the changes made from the old code to the new, will relay how some teachers were transitioning to the new braille code (in April of 2016), and shares resources she has developed to make this transition easier.

Target Audience: Teachers of students with visual impairments, family members, and others learning UEB.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4241909637260162049

(No transcript is available for this webinar.)

PowerPoint for “Unified English Braille (UEB):  A Place to Start”: Unified English Braille Webinar Presentation

Transcript: Transcript – UEB – A Place to Start


3. Webinar: “Developing Spatial Navigation Skills Through Video Games” offered Oct. 5, 2016

Presenter:  Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Imagine using engaging video games to help individuals who are blind learn to navigate new settings? If individuals could be scanned by an fMRI while gaming, which parts of the brain would be actively making navigation decisions?  Might it be possible to produce games that would help our students quickly learn to navigate the university they will be attending, or the large hospital where they’ll work?  Don’t miss this exciting webinar, where you’ll learn the fascinating answers to these and many other questions!

Target Audience: Teachers and related service providers of students who are blind or visually impaired, O & M Specialists, students who are blind or visually impaired and their family members.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3737444916741087745

PowerPoint, “Developing Spatial Navigation Skills Through Video Games”: Developing Spatial Navigation Skills Through Video Games

Transcript: Transcript Developing Spatial Navigation Skills Through Video Games

You can also see Dr. Merabet presenting a Ted talk, “Blindness Is Just Another Way of Seeing” on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-xI3YxAPW4


4. Webinar:  “Working Memory and Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Chunks of Information” offered March 16, 2016

Presenter:  Daniel Koo, Ph.D.

Did you know that a child’s working memory has been shown to be able to predict his or her performance in school?  Evidence suggest that working memory is a critical predictor of language and cognitive development.  Dr. Koo discusses research related to working memory in children who are deaf or hard of hearing, how it affects their learning, and strategies that can be used in the classroom to overcome challenges.

Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, special education directors, and early intervention providers) who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Family members will also benefit from this webinar.

To view, click on the following link and register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2851468332286285057

PowerPoint for “Working Memory”, Dr. Koo: Working Memory and Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing – Chunks of Information


5. Webinar:  Setting Language in Motion and Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Program Planning, offered April 20, 2016.

Presenters: Terrell Clark, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital and Katie Prins McCarthy, MBA, Harvard University

Two new resources are introduced by the presenters:  Setting Language in Motion:  Family Supports and Early Intervention for Babies Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearings, comprised of seven modules now available online that share information critical to promoting early language acquisition for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing; and Students with Cochlear Implants: Guidelines for Educational Planning, a tool designed to facilitate planning discussions surrounding the educational supports and services essential for students using cochlear implant technology.

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.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3556099155039489793

PowerPoint for “Setting Language in Motion”, entitled, “Collaboratively Designed & Collaboratively Implemented”: Setting Language in Motion and Students with Cochlear Implants – Guidelines for Educational Program Planning

Transcript for “Setting Language in Motion”: Transcript – Setting Language in Motion and Students with Cochlear Implants


6. Webinar:  “Evidence-based Practice for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss”, offered Oct. 12, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2016 (same presentation presented twice)

Presenters: Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D. and Janet Knust, M.S., LSLS Cert. AV Ed.

Presenters 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.

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.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2451951990843672324

PowerPoint for “Evidence-Based Practice”: Evidence-based Practice for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss

Transcript for “Evidence-Based Practice”: Transcript – Evidence-based Strategies for LSLS


7. Webinar: “Strategy to See:  Working with Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment” offered Dec. 7, 2016,

Presenter: Diane Sheline, M.Ed., CTVI, CLVT

Diane discusses how her CVI Skills Inventory & Strategies Worksheet can guide you and your team members as you move forward to encourage more efficient and consistent “looking” behavior. She will also share specific strategies outlined in her book and shared on her website.

Target Audience: Early intervention providers, early childhood educators, TVI, family members, and others working to encourage development of children with CVI, ages birth – 21.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6547620709898633729

Transcript for “Strategy to See”: Transcript – Strategy to See – Working with Students with CVI with Diane Sheline

We are not allowed to share Ms. Sheline’s PowerPoint, but you can find many of the resources and activities to which she referred on her website at www.strategytosee.com


8. Webinar: “The Standardized Visual Communication Sign Language (VCSL) Checklist for Signing Children” offered May 10, 2017

Presenters:  Laurene E. Simms, Ph.D., and M. Diane Clark, Ph.D.

Presenters share information about this comprehensive, standardized checklist that documents the developmental milestones of children from birth to age 5 who are visual learners and are acquiring sign language.  The VCSL is a tool that can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in language development and guide language goals for children who sign.

Target Audience: Teachers of children who are deaf/hard of hearing, early intervention providers, early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists, and others working to encourage language development through sign with toddlers and young children with hearing loss.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2427736350377870339

PowerPoint for “The Standardized VCSL”: The Standardized Visual Communication Sign Language (VCSL) Checklist for Signing Children

Transcript for “The Standardized VCSL”: Transcript – The Standardized Visual Communication Sign Language (VCSL) Checklist for Signing Children


9. Webinar:  “Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P Levels): Face-To-Face Language Assessment for Deaf Children”, offered April 19, 2017

Presenter:  Martha French, Ph.D.

In this webinar, Martha shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.   (Part I – See Part II, “Following Assessment…”

Target Audience: Teachers of children who are deaf/hard of hearing, early intervention providers, early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists, and others working to encourage language development of toddlers and young children with hearing loss.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6666700021161550595

PowerPoint for “Kendall Conversational P-Levels: Face-To-Face Language Assessment for Deaf Children”: Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P Levels) – Face-To-Face Language Assessment for Deaf Children

Transcript for “Kendall Conversational P-Levels: Face-To-Face Language Assessment for Deaf Children”: Transcript – Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P Levels) – Face-To-Face Language Assessment for Deaf Children


10. Webinar:  “Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels): Setting Language Goals” for children with hearing loss, offered May 17, 2017

Presenter:  Martha French, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha French briefly reviews the purpose of the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels), a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, then focus on the interpreta and use of assessment results to guide curricular goals for classroom instruction.  (This is Part II – see Part I, “Kendall Conversation Proficiency Levels”)

Target Audience: Teachers of children who are deaf/hard of hearing, early intervention providers, early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists, and others working to encourage language development of toddlers and young children with hearing loss.

To view, click on the following link and register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3714352972113331458

PowerPoint for “Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels): Setting Language Goals”: Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels) – Setting Language Goals

Transcript for “Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels): Setting Language Goals”: Transcript – Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels) – Setting Language Goals


11. Webinar:   What is Theory of Mind and How does it Develop in Children with Hearing Loss who are Oral or Late Signers?

 Presenter:  Dr. Tiffany Hutchins, University of Vermont

Dr. Hutchins introduces Theory of Mind (ToM) in Part I of a 2-part series, and describes its nature, scope, and importance for social and cognitive development. The literature on ToM in children with hearing loss is then reviewed with a focus on the predictors of ToM delay.

Target Audience:  Teachers of the Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, parents of children with hearing loss.

To view, click on the following link :

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7814821062004195075?assets=true

PowerPoint for What is Theory of Mind and How does it Develop in Children with Hearing Loss who are Oral or Late Signers?: What is Theory of Mind and How does it Develop in Children with Hearing Loss who are Oral or Late Signers

Transcript of What is Theory of Mind and How does it Develop in Children with Hearing Loss who are Oral or Late Signers?: Transcript – What is Theory of Mind and How does it Develop in Children with Hearing Loss who are Oral or Late Signers


12. Webinar:  How Do We Measure and Treat Theory of Mind in Children with Hearing Loss?  offered Nov. 1, 2017; Part II of a 2-part series.

Presenter:  Dr. Tiffany Hutchins, University of Vermont

Dr. Hutchins introduces a new tool that takes a novel and family-centered approach to Theory of Mind assessment then uses case examples to demonstrate how to use assessment results to develop strategies to promote development of ToM.  Resources are provided.

Target Audience:  Teachers of the Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Intervention Providers, Early Childhood Educators, parents of children with hearing loss.

To view, click on the following link and register:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6832730680964655875?assets=true

PowerPoint for How Do We Measure and Treat Theory of Mind in Children with Hearing Loss?: How Do We Measure and Treat Theory of Mind in Children with Hearing Loss

Transcript of How Do We Measure and Treat Theory of Mind in Children with Hearing Loss?: Transcript – How Do We Measure and Treat Theory of Mind in Children with Hearing Loss