SO many great resources and articles in this newsletter. If you have a child with a Sensory Impairment or a professional who works with children that do, it's a definite MUST READ.
Parents whose children have combined vision and hearing impairment!
Tuesday May 15th from 9:30am to 4:30pm!
Save the Date
CAYSI – Children And Youth with Sensory Impairment and other disabilities is sponsoring this training in collaboration with the Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) in Springdale.
Make New Friends,
Renew Old Friendships,
Gain New Insight, and
Reaffirm your Value
as Parents and
Leaders of children with dual sensory impairment.
Jana Villemez, CAYSI Family Consultant, will lead this training thru video, discussion, simulations, and activities to learn more about:
Deaf-blindness—What is it? Does it really describe my child? How can we compensate for my child’s vision and hearing loss?
Vision—Impact of combined vision and hearing loss; vision loss adaptations and devices.
Hearing—How it works; hearing problems; testing; hearing loss adaptations and devices.
Touch—The importance of touch; early experiences with touch; using touch as the basis for communication.
Concept Development—Concepts are the ideas that help us understand the “why” and “meaning” of things.
Intervention—A critical issue to be addressed when considering appropriate intervention is to look at the environment as a whole.
Meeting Location: Community Parent
Resource Center (CPRC)
614 E. Emma, Library Center
Springdale, AR 72764
To register or for more information, please contact
Jana Villemez at 501-682-4222 or at email@example.com
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Staff of the Family Support Program (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)