19th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 8-10, 2020 • Kansas City, MO

INSTRUCTIONAL SESSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS

Instructional Sessions for the 2020 EHDI Annual Meeting will be posted here in early November 2019

Instructional Session submission is closed.

Sunday - March 8, 2020
Morning Sessions
1. Toward a Model Bilingual Curriculum: "Hand in Hand," Possibilities for an American Sign Language and Cued American English Curriculum for Ages 0-3 Sunday
8:30 AM - 12:30 AM
2. IDEA and Advocacy Learning Session Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3. Let's Talk! Speaking Two Languages with Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4. Using the L2L to Identify Professional Development Needs Related to Spoken Communication Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5. Parent Leadership Learning Party Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6. Medical Considerations in the Management of Pediatric Hearing Loss Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Afternoon Sessions
7. Listening and Spoken Language: From Start to Finish Sunday
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
8. Theory of Mind: What? Why? How do you know? Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
9. In Plain Sight: Using Materials in the Home for EI Sessions Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
10. Developing Data Sharing Arrangements between EHDI and Part C to Improve Early Identification and Services Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
11. Families Entering Early Intervention: A Systems View Sunday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
12. Facilitative Skills for Improved Collaboration and Partnership Sunday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
13. Conducting an EHDI Program Needs Assessment: A Primer Sunday
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday Sessions
14. Self-Care 101: Creating Sustainable Support for Parents and Providers Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
15. Cued Speech 100 Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
16. How to Run Your Program Like a Boss: Strategies and Tools for Effective Program Management Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
17. Determining Auditory Potential: How do I know if Hearing aids are enough? Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
18. MindMatters Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Instructional Sessions are included in the EHDI Annual Meeting for sessions/topics that do not fit into the standard breakout session format. Consider proposing an Instructional Session only if one or more of these considerations apply:

  • To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 or -55 minutes offered for EHDI Meeting breakout sessions.
  • The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Meeting breakout sessions.
  • The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.

Proposals will be considered, reviewed, and selected by the 2020 EHDI Annual Meeting Planning Committee and the EHDI Meeting Co-Organizers. Criteria for selecting Instructional Sessions will align with the broader abstract submission criteria.

Instructional Session abstracts will be reviewed and scored according to the following criteria by the EHDI Meeting Planning Committee:

  1. Relevance and significance to the early identification of hearing loss and early intervention services for infants and young children with hearing loss and their families. [1 - 15 points]
    • The abstract should address a current topic and information appropriate for the purposes of the Meeting goals.
    • The abstract should address important issues or gaps related to improving state-based EHDI services.
    • The abstract should describe how the session will inform, enable, or update others in improving EHDI services regarding potential issues related to clinical practice, education of professionals/families, or future research.
    • The abstract describes how the session will advance the practice/knowledge base of EHDI.
    • The abstract should expand the discussion or perspective to build on existing knowledge or address new knowledge, discoveries, methodologies, tools, technologies, or practices.
  2. Meets the following Criteria to be considered for an Instructional Session. [1 - 15 points]
    • To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 or -55 minutes offered for EHDI Meeting breakout sessions.
    • The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Meeting breakout sessions.
    • The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, hands-on, application or special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.
  3. Overall clarity. [1 - 10 points]
    • The abstract should be well written and organized in a coherent manner.
    • The amount of information to be presented should be appropriate for the proposed session length and format.
    • The abstract should clearly describe the presentation's goals and learner outcomes.
    • The abstract should provide prospective participants enough information to determine if the session will meet their needs.
    • If research results are included, they should be clearly described and supported by statistical findings with the conclusions supported by the results.

Field Trips

Wednesday - March 11, 2019

Tour of the Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture (MDHAC) and a Tour of the Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD)

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EHDI participants are invited to participate in a guided tour of the only independently owned and public museum about Deaf history, arts and culture in the United States. Additionally, the participants will have an opportunity to tour the Kansas School for the Deaf early childhood program and learn about all of the services provided as part of the KSD Outreach Program. Both the MDHAC and KSD are located in Olathe, KS across the street from each other.

Address for the Kansas School for the Deaf:
KSD
450 E Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Kansas School for the Deaf

Address for MDHAC:
MDHAC
455 E Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture (Up to 40 participants)
Group 1 Group 2
7:45 AM Meet in the hotel lobby
8:00 AM Depart hotel
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Tour of KSD Early Childhood and Outreach Programs Tour of MDHAC
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Switch groups
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Tour of MDHAC Tour of KSD Early Childhood and Outreach Programs
12:00 PM Depart for the Hotel