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Legal Framework for Auditory Impairments
Region 11 Education Service Center brings you Crossroads, your trusted resource for Deaf Education in Texas.
Please visit www.tsbvi.edu for more information and resources available on DeafBlindness.
Texas DeafBlind Project, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: http://www.tsbvi.edu/deaf-blind-project-1/tx-db-project
ESC DeafBlind Specialist contact information: http://www.tsbvi.edu/esc-contacts
State Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments/Blindness:
Blind Children's Vocational Discovery & Development Program (Health and Human Services Commission):
Transition Program (Texas Workforce Commission):
Texas School for the Deaf Education Resource Center on Deafness:
Texas Medicaid Waiver Programs:
Deaf-Blind Multiple Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Program:
Long-term Care Program Comparisons:
iCanConnect (Free communication technology and training to stay connected with family and friends):
Texas Project First website: http://texasprojectfirst.org/
Navigate Life Texas website: https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/search?q=deafblind
Parent Companion-the first five years website: http://www.parentcompanion.org/
Texas Deafblind Child Count: http://www.tsbvi.edu/fact-sheet-for-parents-on-the-texas-deafblind-child-count
IEP Quality Indicators: http://www.tsbvi.edu/attachments/other/IEP_Indicators.pdf
504: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Anti-Discrimination Law)
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
AI: Auditory Impairment
ALD: Assistive Listening Device
ASL: American Sign Language
CI: Cochlear Implant
DHH: Deaf or Hard of Hearing
ENT: Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician (Otolaryngologist)
HH: Hard of Hearing
HI: Hearing Impairment
LSLS: Listening and Spoken Language Specialist
TC: Total Communication
What do we know about the potential in children with hearing loss to achieve reading & writing skills similar to that of their typical-hearing peers? Research from 2000 (Traxler) indicated that 50% of students with hearing loss in the United States had reading capability similar to that of a fourth grader or less. Research from 2002 (Marschark, Lang & Albertini) indicated that 30% of students with hearing loss in the United States graduated as functionally illiterate. With the technologies and interventions available in 2018, are children with hearing loss capable of more? What are the correlations between listening and literacy? Join us for this one-day workshop highlighting current research, early literacy milestones and the importance of auditory access to all sounds of speech early in life. Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, collaborate in conversations and engage in video examples.
Darcy L. Stowe is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (Cert AVT) at Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, Oklahomawith 15 years of experience in working with children with hearing loss and their families. For many years, she served as the Director of Training and Support Services as well as the Director of Tuition-Based Services at Hearts for Hearing. Currently, she is the Director of Listening and Spoken Language Specialists at Hearts for Hearing where she oversees the clinical work of a team of dedicated Speech-Language Pathologists who are Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) or are pursuing certification as a LSLS.
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Anne Darr, Education Specialist at Region 11, will be hosting a webinar that is designed for professionals that work with Deaf/hard of hearing students, grade 1-12.
The webinar is on Thursday, September 20th, from 10 am- noon.
This webinar will be recorded and available via the online course through October 31, 2018. You can access the online course and registration at https://ontrac.esc11.net/Session.asp?Wksp_Num=012573.
Please go to the following web page to learn more about the Non-Traditional Deaf Education Certification Program. This program is in collaboration with Texas Tech University, TEA, and Region 17 Education Service Center.
Please click on the link below to find the different Student Support Services Contacts to help you!
You can click on the quick link for:
Student Support Services, Student Evaluation Services, Assistive Technology, Autism, Child Find, CRCG: Community Resources Coordinating Group, Deaf Education Certification, Low Incidence Disabilities, Multicultural & Diverse Learners, Non-Ed Community Based Support Services, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Project, Psychological Services, Speech-Language Pathology, Transition Services, Visual Impairment & Blindness, Parent Coordination
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Region 17 Education Service Center
1111 West Loop 289 | Lubbock, TX 79416
Voice: 806-792-4000 | Fax: 806-792-1523
Business Hours: Monday-Friday | 8:00 am.- 5:00pm.
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