Lindy Powell - Early Intervention and Literacy in Children with Hearing Loss

headshotLindy Powell, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVEd is the Executive Director of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in Indianapolis, Indiana. She previously served as the Director of Education at the Texas Hearing Institute (formerly The Center for Hearing and Speech) in Houston, TX as well as adjunct faculty for the Deaf Education and Hearing Sciences (DEHS) program at UT Health San Antonio. She has a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education and Special Education from Ball State University and a master’s degree in Reading Development from University of St. Thomas Houston. Lindy holds teaching certifications in Deaf Education and English as a Second Language. In July 2017, Lindy received her Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) certification as an Auditory-Verbal Educator (AVEd). She served as Board Secretary of OPTION Schools, Inc. from July 2018 - July 2020 and has presented nationally on the topics of early intervention and preschool inclusion. 

 

Thursday, October 14 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Early Intervention and Literacy in Children with Hearing Loss
Literacy development begins the first day of a child’s life. Exposure to books and high-quality shared reading time with a caregiver improves literacy language outcomes for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This session will review the five components of literacy development, linking each component to early listening milestones. Participants will learn strategies to implement literacy and listening intervention simultaneously in a routine-based and family-centered model.

 

Thursday, October 14 - 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Literacy with Children with Significant Delays
Every child is capable of developing literacy skills. With the right tools and mindset, teachers and therapists can dive deep into literacy skills to determine the individual strengths and needs of each child. This session will review the five components of literacy development using a task-analyzed approach with accessibility in mind. Participants will learn multi-sensory strategies to implement literacy intervention for children ages 3 to 8 with significant delays. 

Disclosure

Financial Relationships:

  • Yes, ArkSHA speaking fee and St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf salary

Non-financial Relationships:

  • Yes, OPTION, Inc. (St. Joseph Institute is a member; former board secretary); AG Bell member
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