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Wednesday, March 3, 2021


8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructional Sessions

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Promoting Deaf Children's Development of & Proficiency in ASL & English: A Comprehensive Visual Linguistic Approach

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What Do We Know About the Fathers? Research in the Field of Young Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Among Children with Craniofacial Anomalies

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Idaho EHDI Care Collaboration Workshop: Stronger Families through Stronger Interprofessional Partner

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MED-EL: Tu Casa, Mi Casa

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Plenary and Maxon and Family Leadership Awards
A "Radical" Shift to Balance in Deaf Education
Plenary Presenter: Michella Maiorana-Basas, Ph.D.
Moderator: Maia Banks
Presentation of Family Leadership in EHDI Programs Award: Janet DesGeorges and Laura Gramer
Presentation of Maxon Award: Karl White and Irene Forsman
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
A "Radical" Shift to Balance in Deaf Education

1:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Concurrent Breakout Session 3

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
The North Carolina Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (NC-EHDI) - Parent Support Team

Infusing Anti-Bias Education in Early Intervention Programs & Early Childhood Education with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
Early Identification of Infants and Toddlers who Have Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (Deaf-Blindness

Intro to Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health: Applications for EHDI Systems

Beyond the Book –Virtual Family Book Club

1:45 PM - 2:05 PM
The Power of Two (or More)

Knowing your Cognitive Biases

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Facilitating Infant Language Intervention Through Quality Improvement

Installing Infant Mental Health Into a State EHDI System

Empowering Parents: Navigating the Birth to Three Period to Reach Desired Outcomes

Building 3-D Relationships in a 2-D World

Learning to Listen, Getting Ready to Read

2:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Concurrent Breakout Session 4

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Effects of COVID on Parenting & Mental Health: What can you do to support families?

The Early Hearing Detection & Intervention - Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) Program updates and Enhancements

Preparing Family-Centered EI Professionals

2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
Teaching Children with Secondary Complicating Factors: Expecting More

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM
Risk Factors and Hearing Loss: Development of a Parent Education Tool

Application of Strategies for Fostering JOY: Suggestions for Professionals and Families

A Virtual Model for Clinical Education in Speech-Language Pathology

Harnessing the Knowledge of Pediatric Audiologists: A Workgroup Model

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Intervention services across the nation -- are they enough?

A Guide for Parents: understanding best practice recommendations for children with unilateral hearing loss

Adapting to a Virtual Fundraising Landscape

Family-Centered Intervention: The Sibling Perspective

Development of HL7 Diagnostic Audiology EHDI Data Standards

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking and Invited Sessions

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
When Newborn Hearing Screening Isn’t Enough: What Are the EHDI Safety Nets for Late-Onset Hearing Loss
[Learning Forum for Health Professionals]
Sponsor Presentation by Akouos - Utilizing a Genetic Diagnosis to identify and Manage Auditory Neuropathy: Overview of the Resonate Program
[Sponsor Presentation]
Improving collaboration between EHDI and Part C programs
Using social media more effectively in EHDI programs
Expanding screening for infants and young children (ages 0-3)
Creating public awareness and media coverage for EHDI programs
Birth to Three, Part C: Let's Talk About Listening and Spoken Language
Should EHDI programs promote screening for cytomegalovirus?
Conducting virtual hospital site visits to support EHDI programs