May, 2013   

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Upcoming Events

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ECHO Initaitive Follow-up Webinar for previously

trained programs:


May 17, 2013

1:00 Eastern Time


Click Here to Register 



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Look for us at the: 


California Head Start Association 2013
Health Institute 


Sacramento, CA


Session date and time: 

May 20th, 2:45 p.m. 


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Tip of the Month
Give Yourself a Hand!     

May is Better Speech and Hearing month and there is no better time to reflect on how the options for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have changed over the decades and how your efforts are shaping the positive prospects for these children. 


In his 18-minute TEDx Talk, Dr. Karl White, Director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University, walks the audience through the ways in which technology and dedicated human effort have combined to potentially make dramatic improvements in the lives of over 12,000 infants born each year with a permanent  hearing loss.   


Establishing a sound foundation for children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Karl White at TEDxUSU
"Establishing a sound foundation for children who are deaf or hard of hearing:" Karl White at TEDxUSU


These benefits can be extended to an even greater  number of infants and toddlers as we continue to expand our periodic hearing screening and follow-up efforts.   


So give yourself a hand... as we also applaud your work and join with you in celebrating our shared achievement and commitment to serving children and families.

Probe of the Month

Any special activities that you have planned to recognize Better Speech and Hearing month?   

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And, as always, share with anyone you think would benefit from our resources.     

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 about current activities so we can learn from one another's successes and challenges.