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Professional Workshop at DHHP

Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:00 am1:00 pm
Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham
Professional Workshop at DHHP

This half day workshop is intended for professionals serving deaf and hard of hearing students in schools. The workshop will focus on the needs of students with other diagnoses in addition to hearing loss.

Due to space limitations, attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants.

Catered refreshments and lunch will be provided. American Sign Language/spoken English interpreters will be provided.
Cost: $45 (checks only, no purchase orders or credit cards) made payable to CHMC Otolaryngologic Foundation. Mail to Charlotte Mullen, AuD, Boston Children’s Hospital, 9 Hope Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453 by March 6.
While no CEUs will be offered, Certificates of Participation will be given upon completion.

Learner Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1) Identify programming considerations when working with Deaf children with Autism. (Session A)
2) Recognize important foundational skills to teach Deaf children with Autism, and modifications to make compared to hearing children with Autism. (Session A)
3) Describe the implications of visual impairments as it relates to accessibility, learning and communication. (Session B)
4) Determine strategies and interventions that are considered best practice when working with an individual who has visual impairment. (Session B)

About the Presenters:
Deirdre Smith, MSEd, BCBA, LABA, is an is a Behavior Analyst at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA. Her work focuses on the education of children who have been diagnosed with autism in addition to reduced hearing.
Financial Disclosure: Deirdre Smith is a salaried employee of The Learning Center for the Deaf.
Marguerite Tibaudo, M.Ed, CTVI, is the Assistant Director of Cortical Visual Impairment Educational Programs at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. Her work focuses on the education of children who have been diagnosed with visual impairment in addition to hearing loss.
Financial Disclosure: Marguerite Tibaudo is a salaried employee of Perkins School for the Blind.

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