My Child My Connection (2 part series)
Date: February 8 & April 12
Time: 4-5 pm (ET)
Speaker: Dr. Lyn Ayer
One(1) contact hour available
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Program description: This is a 2-part series that focuses on transition for young children who have a combined vision-hearing loss. Every change in a routine for a child who is deafblind is a “new” learning experience. As a child moves from home to pre-school then later to kindergarten it is a series of continuous transitions – transitions that we may take for granted for ourselves and for children who do not have disabilities. What does a family and the child’s team need to keep in mind while preparing for transition? What does transition mean to a young child who is deafblind?
Guest speaker: Dr. Lyn Ayer has had extensive expertise in working with children with visual impairments, deafblindness, and multiple disabilities throughout her professional career of more than 48 years. Dr Ayer has been the director of two state deafblind projects, principal of a school for the blind, a rehabilitation worker at an Eye Hospital, and a teacher. She is currently a professional development consultant with the Ohio Center for Deafblind Education.
Session 1: My Child My Connection: Transitioning a toddler to pre school Feb. 8 4 :00 5 :00 p.m. (ET)
- Learn to plan for a child’s needs as he/she transitions between two very different environments.
- Determine how to ensure that there is a strong connection maintained between the two environments.
Session 2: My Child My Connection: Transitioning to Kindergarten Apr 12 4 :00 5 :00 p.m. (ET)
- Learn how to make a fluid transition from play to academics.
- Plan how to regulate and keep a check on the flow of information needed to be shared to and from home.
Contact Jodi Dowell, Research Associate, OCDBE, at firstname.lastname@example.org