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DHHS Webinar November 1, 2018 – Students with Hearing Loss: Why Hearing Aids are not Always Enough

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following training opportunity:

“Students with Hearing Loss: Why Hearing Aids are not Always Enough”

Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm CST

0.2 DHHS CEUs (General)

Register here!*

This workshop will provide an overview of barriers to understanding speech in classrooms. Students with hearing loss often seem to do well in small settings. However, distance, background noise, poor room acoustics, and teacher accent, among other things, can create invisible barriers. The presenter, who has hearing loss, will provide strategies and options for serving these students. Participants will develop a heightened sensitivity to and awareness of the myriad of challenges that students with hearing loss face in a classroom setting.

The presenter, Rose Aird Minette, is a Communication Access Specialists with DHHS.

This webinar is intended for professionals who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and parents of deaf and hard of hearing students.

*Register for the session, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the webinar. If you have questions about the registration process, or about the webinar, email your questions to [email protected] or call (512) 982-1709.

This webinar will be presented in spoken English; CART (captioning) will be provided.

Audio access is via your computer speakers. If you do not have computer speakers, call the number provided on the GoToWebinar system.

Requests for additional accommodations must be received at least two weeks in advance of the webinar date.

For those watching in a group from one computer, please email us for additional instructions.

CEUs: Participants may earn 0.2 DHHS General Studies CEUs (accepted by BEI) by taking a pre-test (included on registration page), logging in and attending the entire session, and taking a post-test. If you need RID CEUs, contact an RID CEU provider in advance of the session to request PINRA approval to earn CEUs.

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SLS COVID-19 Response:

We here at SLS highly value communication access. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected all of our lives. We are responding to these changes by maximizing safety while still prioritizing effective communication. We are happy to announce that SLS has adopted Virtual Video Interpreting (VVI) services. VVI services are available anywhere there is internet access, and in any setting where an interpreter is needed, such as school, court, hospital, doctor’s office, etc.

To all in our communities, we wish you to stay at home whenever possible, stay healthy, and stay safe! While we are still offering in-person interpreters as a last resort at this time, we want to partner with you in adhering to social distancing, and other suggested safe work practices. In this way we can all limit the risk to ourselves, to those in our households, and to those we work with. It is our sincere hope that we can successfully navigate this crisis together.

Let us provide you with interpreters for your SAFE appointments! Please click the tab and request further information on our VVI services.