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Sound Support: How Clinical Settings are Different for DHH Patients and How Child Life Can Make a Difference

Live Webinar for Child Life Professionals. Speakers, Leslie and Kendall, will educating participants on the DHH community, and important approaches and support techniques to provide to DHH children and teens in the health care setting.

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Sound Support: How Clinical Settings are Different for DHH Patients and How Child Life Can Make a Difference
Sound Support: How Clinical Settings are Different for DHH Patients and How Child Life Can Make a Difference

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Zoom

About the event

We are excited to host Leslie Manjarrez and Kendall Malkin to educate child life professionals on how to support children/teens who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) in the healthcare setting. 

Topics Covered: 

- Sharing the difference between conductive hearing loss vs. sensorineural, the differences in hearing assistance devices (Cochlear implant vs. bone conductive device, etc.), and the definition of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH).

- The differences/similarities of the psychosocial needs of children diagnosed in infancy vs middle childhood. It is a common misconception that a diagnosis, such as DHH, is coped with more effectively if at birth versus middle/late childhood, but this is actually not true. Speakers will dive into their personal and professional work experiences with this community and draw a comparison between DHH and other congenital diagnoses and developmental challenges. 

- Strategies to better understanding the DHH community and how and why they use devices (sensory experience of the device, caring for a device, Deaf culture, ASL, etc) 

- How and when to access the right interpreter and when to strongly advocate for specific interpreters (In-person vs VRI, CDIs, trilingual, etc) 

Our Speakers:

Leslie Manjarrez, MA: Leslie is trilingual in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. She has over 10 years of experience in Deaf education spanning infants to adults within a variety of settings from in-person, in-home, classrooms, & online. She holds a certificate in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families (ITF).

Kendall Malkin, MS, CCLS: Kendall has worked in a few hospitals the past 7 years as a CCLS and currently at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Kendall is also Deaf and fluent in sign language. She has two cochlear implants to help communicate and enjoys teaching sign language too.

This webinar is sponsored by Happy Stay! By registering for this event, you are agreeing to have your contact info shared with the sponsor.

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