Clerc Center Offers Webinar on Early Intervention
How Early Intervention Can Make a Difference: Research and Trends
A new webinar for professionals who work with young deaf and hard of hearing children and their families
Presenter: Dr. Beth Benedict
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3-4 p.m. (EST)
Can early intervention really make a difference? Join Dr. Beth Benedict for a webinar on what research is telling us about the importance of early intervention. She will share ways in which the field is evolving and explain what professionals in the field can do to make a difference in areas related to:
- Visual language and learning English language performance
- Social-emotional, cognition, and communication development
- Family involvement and deaf role models
- Setting high expectations
There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar.
Benedict is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University. She is also the coordinator of Gallaudet's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. She has published numerous articles and is a widely sought-after lecturer on diverse topics, including early intervention, early language acquisition, and family involvement.
Benedict is currently the chair of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and a representative on the Council on Education of the Deaf. She is currently serving as president of the American Society for Deaf Children, the oldest organization of, by, and for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children (www.deafchildren.org). In 2010, she received the prestigious Antonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference in Chicago, along with numerous awards.
Benedict holds a doctorate in education from Gallaudet, a master's degree in educational counseling from New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Gallaudet in psychology. She is also the proud mother of two deaf daughters.