2023 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference

March 5-7, 2023 • Cincinnati, OH


3/14/2022  |   10:05 AM - 10:30 AM   |  Fostering Literacy Development in Children Birth to Three   |  Room 4

Fostering Literacy Development in Children Birth to Three

Literacy development begins the first day of a child’s life. Exposure to books and high-quality shared reading time with a caregiver improves literacy language outcomes for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This session will review the five components of literacy development, linking each component to early listening milestones. Participants will learn strategies to implement literacy and listening intervention simultaneously in a routine-based and family-centered model.

  • Name and describe the five components of literacy development
  • Identify two new routines to incorporate literacy intervention
  • List three ways literacy and listening intervention can be implemented simultaneously

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Lindy Powell (), St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf , lpowell@sjid.org;
Lindy Powell is the Executive Director at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf - Indianapolis. She has a degree in Deaf Education/Special Education from Ball State University, and a Master’s in Education in Reading from The University of St. Thomas Houston. Lindy is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator. She previously served as adjunct faculty for The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s program in Deaf Education and Hearing Sciences.


Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment,Management position,Teaching and speaking from St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.