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AAA Updates Its Brochure on Hearing Aids

The American Academy of Audiology (AAA) has updated its brochure, "Selecting Hearing Aids That Are Right for You." Quantities of 100 are available for $40 for Academy members; $50 for nonmembers, plus shipping.

Contact:
Web site: www.audiology.org

For a single, free copy send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:

 

American Academy of Audiology
11730 Plaza America Drive, #300
Reston, VA 20190
Attn: Hearing Aid Brochure

 

Upcoming eAudiology Seminars:
January 18, 2007—Precepting: The Opportunities—the Challenges
February 7 and 14, 2007—A Framework for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: The Academy's Code of Ethics

Contact:
Web site: www.audiology.org

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NARIC Unveils New Research Tool

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) has developed a new tool for presenting current literature about rehabilitation topics. reSearch is a collection of research reviews on specific topics and is based on real-world queries from researchers, educators, and rehabilitation professionals around the world. See their first five issues of reSearch, including the July issue on aphasia and stroke rehabilitation, at www.naric.com/public/reSearch.

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Info to Go

Gallaudet University sponsors Info to Go, a Web Site offering information on deafness and hearing loss in children and young people under age 21. The site includes:

  • Information on professional conferences in the deaf education field
  • Information and resources for educators, professionals and families who work with deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth to age 21
  • Educational materials for deaf children from birth to age 21

Contact:
Web site: clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/InfoToGo/about.aspx

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John Tracy Clinic 2006–2007 Workshops
Los Angeles, CA

John Tracy Clinic, a center for early childhood oral deaf education, is sponsoring the following Teacher In-Service and Educational support workshops in 2006–2007. The workshops are offered free of charge and continuing education units are available.

December 5, 2006—Multi-Cultural Aspects of Working with Parents (Perspectives on working with parents from diverse backgrounds)

January 16, 2007—Sharing Our Stories (Parents of children with hearing loss share their stories of creating relationships with professionals)

February 13, 2007—Legal Aspects of Working with Parents (Working within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) regulations to create partnerships with parents)

March 30, 2007—Creating a Parent Education and Support Module in Your School (The process of creating a module in a public school system)

May 1, 2007—Building Parent Participation in Your Classroom (Strategies that teachers have used to create an environment that encourages parent participation)

Contact:
Web site: www.jtc.org/ties

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CID 2007 Workshops
St. Louis, MO

The Central Institute for the Deaf (CID), a nonprofit organization that helps deaf children learn to speak, listen, and read with proficiency without the use of sign language, is sponsoring the following workshops for educational and health professionals for 2007:

March 7–8, 2007—Tools and Techniques for Assessing and Teaching Language

March 9, 2007—Make it and Take It! (Teachers of children with hearing loss create teaching materials and learn how to use them in the classroom)

March 28, 2007—Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss

March 29–30, 2007—SPICE-Plus: Auditory Training for Children with Cochlear Implants

Contact:
Diane Gushleff
Toll-free: ( 877) 444-4574, ext.133
E-mail: dgushleff@cid.edu
Web site: www.cid.edu

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NASDSE Updates Book on Educational Service Guidelines

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education's (NASDSE's) "Meeting the Needs of Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines"describes the essential program elements and features that must be considered when designing appropriate services for students who are deaf or hard-of- hearing, including those with multiple disabilities. The book discusses a full continuum of options and best practices from the field and is intended to be used as a resource for communication and coordination among organizations and systems on behalf of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and their families.

Contact:
Web site: www.nasdse.org

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NTID Receives National Honor

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, received the New Freedom Initiative Award from U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. This prestigious honor recognizes exemplary and innovative efforts to recruit, hire, and promote people with disabilities and to incorporate the principles of President George W. Bush's New Freedom Initiative. The award was presented by Secretary Chao at a ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Contact:
Web site: www.rit.edu/ntid

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National Association of the Deaf Has Moved!

The National Association of the Deaf now is located at the following address:

 

8630 Fenton St., Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819

 

Other contact information remains the same as before:

Voice: (301) 587-1788
TTY: (301) 587-1789
Fax: (301) 587-1791
Web site: www.nad.org