20th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 28 - March 2, 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

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3/08/2020  |   1:00 PM - 4:30 PM   |  In Plain Sight: Using Materials in the Home for EI Sessions   |  Chouteau A

In Plain Sight: Using Materials in the Home for EI Sessions

Toilet paper rolls, yogurt cups, baby formula cans, newspaper flyers, and boxes of all shapes and sizes are examples of items found in one’s home that can be used as props for engaging young children in activities created to enhance the development of spoken and/or sign language. Current best practice for providing services to children and families in their homes includes using materials from the families’ homes. This presentation will be based on the concept that teachers and therapist should engage families in activities that are developed using items already found the families’ homes. The rationale for, and the importance of, supporting parents when they are engaging their children in activities to encourage vocabulary and language development, whether using sign language or spoken language, using only materials typically found in their homes will be discussed. Ideas and suggestions for incorporating vocabulary and language of daily routines, whether in sign language or spoken language, will be explained. Time will be dedicated to interactive discussions and activities within small working groups to allow participants opportunity to create activities using materials found in one’s home. Routine activities to promote language development that may be presented include: diapering the child, getting the child dressed and undressed, washing the dishes, doing the laundry, and brushing the child’s teeth. Participants will be divided into small working groups to create activities using materials found in the home that can be used to develop language activities including: newspaper flyers, baby formula cans, shoeboxes, tissue boxes, and food containers. This presentation will be provided through a combination of lecture, group activities, and discussion to enhance learning. Ample time for questions will be included.

  • At the end of this session, participants will be able to list materials found in families’ homes that can be used to engage infants and toddlers in meaningful activities for developing vocabulary and language, whether using spoken language or sign language.
  • At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe how to use routine activities for encouraging parents to provide vocabulary and language stimulation, whether using spoken language or sign language.
  • At the end of this session, participants will be able to state the rationale for, and importance of, supporting parents when they are engaging their children in activities to encourage vocabulary and language development, whether in spoken language or sign language, using only materials typically found in their homes.

Presentation:
21060_12554BetsyMoogBrooks.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference


Presenters/Authors

Betsy Moog Brooks (), The Moog Center for Deaf Education, bbrooks@moogcenter.org;
Betsy Moog Brooks is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education. She received her Master degree in Speech and Hearing from Washington University and is certified in Deaf Education, Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, and is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Andragogy, the study of adult learners. She has been in the field of early intervention for more than 30 years. Betsy is the author of the book, My Baby and Me: A Book About Teaching Your Child to Talk. She has lectured throughout the US, South America, and Europe. Betsy continues to provide direct child service and parent support to families with children birth to three.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Tabitha Holtmeyer (), The Moog Center for Deaf Education, tholtmeyer@moogcenter.org;
Tabitha Holtmeyer is a Teacher of the Deaf at the Moog Center for Deaf Education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education and her Masters of Arts specializing in Special Education from Fontbonne University. Tabitha is certified in Deaf Education, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Tabitha provides individual instruction to toddlers and works with families providing parent support and coaching parents of children birth to three.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment from The Moog Center for Deaf Education .

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.