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July 29, 2011

Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss to be Held October 20-21, 2011


July 29, 2011—Clarke Mainstream Services is pleased to announce open registration for The Literacy Puzzle: the 32nd Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss. The Conference will be held on October 20 and 21, 2011 at the Sheraton in Springfield, MA.

The conference provides information on hearing loss in mainstream educational settings and is designed for teachers of the deaf, educational audiologists, speech and language pathologists, school administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers, parents, school counselors, oral transliterators, students, interpreters, school psychologists, early intervention specialists, and auditory-verbal therapists. This year’s Opening Keynote Presenter is Kathleen Treni, President of the Alexander Graham Bell Association. Treni’s presentation is titled, “The Changing and Rugged Landscape of Mainstream Education for Students with Hearing Loss.” Professionals who attend the conference can earn American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) CEUs, Massachusetts Professional Development Points, Connecticut State Department of Education CEUs, and credit hours from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS).

This year also marks the 9th anniversary of the Making Connections! Program. Making Connections! is a day-long track, held on Friday, October 21st, for students with hearing loss in grades 7-12 and is facilitated by young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program provides an opportunity for students to with hearing loss to make new friends and share experiences. This year's program includes a field trip to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  Friday conference registration fees will be waived for one parent chaperone per student. Enrollment is limited to 30 students.

Learn more about the conference and register today.