FL3: Focusing on Early Accessible Language
Hands & Voices' Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3) goal is to ensure EHDI programs, supported by federal funding in the United States, use research-based concepts known to support families, parents, and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and young children identified through newborn hearing screening. We want what you want: for "our children" to reach optimal language, literacy, and social-emotional development.
PARTICIPATE IN THIS FIRST-EVER, FOUR-DAY, FREE ONLINE EXPERIENCE
Participate from the comfort of your home at your own pace and on your own schedule.
- View 3 learning videos any time between March 10-13, 2019
- Meet and interact online with other family members who also have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
- Join a live Q&A session with presenters and family members on March 13 at 6:30 PM (ET)/5:30 PM (CT)/4:30 PM (MT)/3:30 PM (PT)
LEARN FROM AND INTERACT WITH
- Early language acquisition experts from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a national center that provides resources to families and professionals to support raising a deaf or hard of hearing child
- Experienced parent leaders from the family-based organization Hands & Voices in conjunction with FL3
- Linguistic and language experts from Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts university in the world specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students
- Considerations for accessing and acquiring spoken English
- How American Sign Language can provide visual access to a full language that can benefit all babies regardless of their hearing ability
- What language access means for your child and family
The Clerc Center, in a partnership effort with Hands & Voices, is hosting this FL3 online learning community event.
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