Training In-Person

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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:

English Version (PDF)

Spanish Version (PDF)


For questions, please contact Julia Petersen, Fiesta Coordinator at

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)

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.
Contact WSDS to schedule a training