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

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3/03/2019  |   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM   |  Creating Cohesive Deaf and Hard of Hearing Leadership in EHDI Systems and Beyond   |  London

Creating Cohesive Deaf and Hard of Hearing Leadership in EHDI Systems and Beyond

Description: This interactive workshop will explore the types of supports that families receive from D/HH adults in the EHDI system and how to utilize D/HH adults beyond the system. Participants will examine what it means to provide support to parents without assumed bias, while not compromising personal beliefs. Topics explored will be: • “Art of Sharing Your Story” • “What Meaningful Representation Involves” • “Respecting a Family’s Journey” • “How to Support Diverse Families” • “Informed Decision-Making” The presenters will facilitate a panel of adults who are D/HH who already serve in systems who can provide advice and lessons learned in effectively making change in EHDI systems. The presenters will also share a tip sheet of how EHDI systems can create an environment to support D/HH adult infusion. Methodology of delivering D/HH mentors, guides, role models will be based on the Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) Needs Assessment and Guidelines for D/HH Mentor/Guide/Role Model Programs. How to support diverse and under-served families in every state/territory will be examined.

  • Participants will be able to identify three examples of current practices and services supporting the integration of adults who are deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) in EHDI Systems
  • Participants will be able to name three characteristics of an effective D/HH leader, including providing input supporting the diversity of perspectives while not compromising personal beliefs
  • Participants will be able to list strategies (potential changes) that will enable families to access and learn from D/HH professionals in the EHDI system

Presentation:
18878_10176KarenPutz.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
18878_10176KarenPutz.docx


Presenters/Authors

Stephanie Olson (), Hands & Voices, Headquarters, stephanie@handsandvoices.org;
Stephanie Olson currently works as a Family Consultant with the Bill Daniels Center for Children’s Hearing at Children’s Hospital Colorado and as the Co-Director Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion with Hands & Voices. She previously worked for the Colorado Home Intervention Program. During 2009, she was part of a team from Children’s Hospital Colorado that traveled to London, South Africa, Brazil and New Zealand and presented on best practices in supporting families. Stephanie has presented at the International Family Centered Early Intervention (FCEI) Austria, in 2012, 2014 and 2016. She participated in a U.S. and Russian cultural exchange in 2015 and 2016 with Hands & Voices to increase the understanding and impact of Deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the parenting journey and professionals who work with those families.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Karen Putz (), Hands & Voices, karen@karenputz.com;
Karen Putz is a deaf mom of three deaf and hard of hearing kids. She worked in early intervention as a Deaf Mentor for 13 years and is the Co-Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion for Hands & Voices. Karen is the author of several books, including


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.