August, 2015     

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ECHO Initiative 
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Upcoming Live Webinars:

Planning Evidence-Based Hearing Screening
Practices for Children
0-3 Years of Age
Tuesday, Aug. 18th 2015
3:00 p.m. Eastern

Register Here

Gearing Up for a New Screening Year: Intermediate Level
Webinar for Early
Head Start Programs
Thursday, Aug. 20th 2015
3:00 p.m. Eastern

Register Here

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Look for us at:

The 2015 Region V Leadership and Professional Development Conference
Chicago, IL
 October 12-15


"Updating Hearing Screening Practices for Children 0 - 3 Years of Age"


October 13, 2015

2:00 - 4:30 pm


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OAE Screening? 

If your program is new to OAE screening,  
or if you have added new staff who need  
instruction on OAE 
screening practices,  
visit our 
 where staff can view instructional video  
modules and access the corresponding 

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 Probes and Tips 

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Tip of the Month
Ready-Set-Go Help With Screening Children 3 - 5 Years of Age

Each Head Start program has unique needs in meeting its hearing screening requirements.  The ECHO Initiative wants to give Health Coordinators and screeners access to the best training resources currently available while developing additional tools that are most needed.


As a part of this effort, we recently created an Instant TA Tool to connect programs with the most useful resources that we know about.  



Here's how the individual most familiar with your program's hearing screening practices for children 3 - 5 years of age can use the Tool:



  1. Open the Instant TA Tool link (or go to
    to answer a few simple questions
    (takes about 3 minutes.)
  2. Watch for an email response that contains links to specific resources based on individual program interests and needs.
Couldn't be easier!  And while we will be providing you with  information on the most helpful tools that we have found, we'll be learning more about how to target our future training tool development efforts. 
Probe of the Month
How satisfied are you with your current hearing screening practices for children 3 - 5 years of age?

Let us know at:    


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

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Probes and Tips is a newsletter from the ECHO Initiative that provides monthly TIPS

to enhance early childhood hearing screening and follow-up practices and PROBES

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