Essential Skills for Little Ones: Introduction to Expanded Core Curriculum
The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) are skills every child with blindness and visual impairment should be taught in order to be fully engaged and independent learners. This Parent 2 Parent (P2P) workshop will introduce 9 critical learning areas in order to empower you to be your child’s first and best teacher. For more information download the flier or registration form.
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: 2214 E 13th St, Vancouver, WA
Cost: No Fee
IMPORTANT – Please RSVP with your TVI or DeEtte Snyder, 360-947-3305 by AUGUST 25th.
Spring Family Camp
WSDS in collaboration with The Center on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL), sponsors an annual weekend for families with children and teens who are deaf/hard of hearing. Families stay in cabins at the Lazy F Ranch outside of Ellensburg, attend workshops, and have a great time. For more information about the Spring Family Camp, download a copy of the flier and registration info or contact:
Christy Camarata, Program Coordinator
*Event flier also available in Spanish, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
Junior Achievement of Washington
JA Biz Town
April 18 and 19, 2018
JA BizTown is an indoor center that is a mini city with up to 21 public and private businesses. Businesses within the center are sponsored by real local businesses, and display the authentic logo and the actual marketplace appearance of the sponsoring business, bringing the town to life for the students. Before visiting JA BizTown, students complete classroom curriculum where they learn basic economic principles such as free enterprise and business, how to make choices as a consumer, and how to manage their personal bank account. They also participate in job interviews, and learn about their new workplace and the job they will perform. Visit Junior Achievement of Washington’s website to read more about this student experience and view the video from this year’s event:
Screening Hearing and Vision of Birth-to-Three Year Olds: The Three-Pronged Approach
This training will help develop familiarity with high risk factors for vision and hearing loss in young children. Participants will learn to use a parent interview, developmental skills checklist, observation to identify children at risk for sensory loss and how to make appropriate referrals for diagnostic follow up. Topics to be covered:
- using the Three-Pronged Approach screening tool
- screening hearing using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) equipment
- eligibility criteria for infants and toddlers for services through the Washington Deaf-Blind Project.