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Navigating the first year after a child’s hearing levels are identified.
For a parent with a child who identifies as Deaf or Hard of Hearing, navigating a world that is often designed for people who can hear can be challenging. With a wide range of resources and professional supports available, often the first step can be developing an understanding of how different professionals work together in support of the development of children and youth who are Deaf and hard of hearing. School teams and APSEA specialists play a pivotal role supporting families as they navigate these communication pathways. Join subject matter experts Jax Warner, an American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist with APSEA and Shae Chapman-Doucet, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) with Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS) in this online adult learning program, to learn more about supporting families as they navigate these communication pathways. This is an introductory session, offered on three different dates listed below.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Meet with a Speech Language Pathologist and an APSEA ASL Specialist
- Learn more about different professional supports available, for children and youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and how they work together
- Ask questions from specialists in the field who support children and youth who are Deaf and hard of hearing
- Specialists and post-secondary students in the field of supporting children and youth who are Deaf and hard of hearing
- APSEA employees
Shae Chapman-Doucet, Speech Language Pathologist, Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS)
Jax Warner, American Sign Language (ASL) Specialist, APSEA