2019 Western Region Early Intervention Conference (WREIC)
September 11 – 13, 2019
AIM HIGH: ELEVATING OUR EARLY INTERVENTION PRACTICES
The Western Region Early Intervention Conference (WREIC) is designed to support professionals working with, and families of, children birth to five years old who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. WREIC has been in place for over 30 years, making it one of the longest ongoing early intervention conferences in the country.
This conference will be hosted by:
-A Shared Vision
-Anchor Center for Blind Children
-Colorado Department of Education
-Colorado Services for Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss Project
-Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
-Hands and Voices
Visit the conference website for more information and registration – www.wreic.org
2019 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.
SAVE THE DATES:
May 3-5, 2019
Lazy F Campground
To view the event schedule, costs or register – download a copy of the flier (PDF)
For additional information or questions contact:
Christy Camarata, Program Coordinator
Infant and Early Childhood Conference (IECC)
Save the Dates – May 1 – 3, 2019
The Infant and Early Childhood Conference is a two-day conference that attracts nearly 2,000 participants and offers a blend of national keynote speakers, more than 100 breakout sessions, and extensive exhibits. Visit the Conference website for more information
Who Should Attend:
– Special Educators
– Service providers in developmental and neuro-developmental centers
– Head Start and Early Head Start staff
– Agency Administrators
– Case Managers
– Health Care Professionals
– Child care providers
Save the Date:
May 1, 2019/Pre-Conference
May 2 & 3, 2019/Conference
Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA
Early Childhood Visual Impairment Workshop
WSSB is pleased to offer a one day workshop for TVIs and O&M specialists who serve children ages birth to 5? Topics covered include:
1) Babies Count: Using a national database to identify and define a population of young children with BVI. What is our role here in WA?
2) Introduction to Infant Mental Health, Trauma Exposure Responses, and Implicit Biases: Recognizing them in ourselves and others
3) The Art of Home Visiting: Keys to working with families of young children with BVI
4) Active Learning: Implementing approaches into classroom settings, home visits, and family routines
Friday, June 14, 2019
9am to 3pm
Cost: $40, includes lunch and snacks
5 CEUs will be available through ESD 112
Target audience: TVIs and O&M who serve birth to 5
For information or registration contact DeEtte Snyder, Washington State School for the Blind at (360)947-3305 or email DeEtte.Snyder@wssb.wa.gov
2019 Deaf Fiesta
Come and enjoy a day of fun and learning for Spanish-speaking parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. Child care & activities are available for all ages.
⇒ Opportunities for Spanish-speaking parents to network with other parents.
⇒ Learn about community resources and attend workshops with Spanish-speaking and Deaf presenters.
⇒ Activities available for children of all ages, DHH children’s hearing siblings are welcome. There will be activities for ages 0 to 8; and children 9 and up can enjoy the rock climbing wall or outdoor challenge course.
⇒ Lunch will be provided.
Free for families
Date and Time:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9am – 4pm
Download the flier for information and registration:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – March 22, 2019
For questions, please contact Julia Petersen, Fiesta Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
March – Professional Learning Opportunities from CDHL
Strategies for Teaching Reading in Your Classroom
Research shows that a child’s language and vocabulary has a critical impact on their literacy skills. Using conceptually accurate ASL signs to express multiple meaning words helps children develop richer vocabularies and increased literacy.
Presented by Cathy Corrado and Shawn Broderick
Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 9am – 3pm
Bellingham School District, Room 205
1306 Dupont Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Working Memory and Language of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
CDHL is pleased to announce a professional learning opportunity with Dr. Kimberly Peters. This workshop will provide a definition and description of working memory (WM); an overview of the research on WM differences and background knowledge gaps in children who are DHH; specific examples of how auditory WM deficits and background knowledge gaps manifest academically; and suggestions for parent and professionals for creating activities that integrate auditory WM, oral and written language, and background knowledge for school age children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
March 20, 2019
Noon to 3pm
Madison Early Learning Center
3101 S 43rd St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
2018-2019 Professional Development from CDHL
Registration is now open for the following workshops:
2018-2019 Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) – Workshop Video Series
In this series:
⇒ October 6, 2018 – How Do I Interpret In Math Class
⇒ December 1, 2018 – Developing Effective Interpreting Skills for Using Fingerspelling and Numbers
⇒ February 16, 2019 – Understanding Prosody
⇒ April 6, 2019 – The EIPA Report: A Tool For Professional Development
*Sessions run from 8am to Noon
For course descriptions and registration – click this link to download a flier (PDF)
Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading – November 2, 2018
Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading is an evidence-based, supplementary literacy program for deaf and hard of hearing students in K-2nd grade. Read more about this course – download the flier and registration form (PDF)
Foundations for Literacy – November 3 & 4, 2018
A one-of-a-kind, evidence-based intervention designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read more about this course – download the flier and registration form (PDF)