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September 14, 2005

Boston Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Fall Seminar 2005

From: BCDC - Sep 14, 2005

Children's Hospital Boston
Boston Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children (BCDC)

Fall Seminar 2005

Culture Shock: Connecting with Families In School and the Community
Dr. Marilyn Sass-Lehrer ~ Gallaudet University

Friday ~ October 14th, 2005 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Harvard Medical School New Research Building, HIM Lecture room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

The diversity of our nation is reflected in the diversity of families with children enrolled in programs/schools for deaf or hard of hearing students. Cultural, linguistic, racial, religious, and economic variations create both challenges and opportunities for professionals. This workshop will address family and professional perspectives and strategies for overcoming what some experiences as "culture shock." The aim is for professionals and families to connect in schools, in practices, and the community in ways that promote and support children's development and achievements.

Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Ph.D., a professor of education in the Graduate School at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. holds a master's degree in Deaf Education from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction. Her research and writing address teacher competencies and guidelines for best practice, diversity, family- school partnerships, and family support and involvement. Dr. Sass- Lehrer has authored books, chapters and articles focusing on deaf and hard of hearing children and their families. As coordinator of Family- Centered Early Education in the Department of Education, her specialization focuses on the preparation of graduate students to work with families with deaf and hard of hearing children.

Come join the circle of enthusiastic workshop participants who have

"One of the best workshops I have ever attended."

"[Dr. Sass-Lehrer] is a great presenter and facilitated through her
own flexibility how to listen to people as people first."

"Awesome presenter—very flexible balance of didactic and discussion."

Children's Hospital Boston is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

This program is approved for 3 hours of continuing education credit by the Psychology Division of Children's Hospital. Children's Hospital`s Psychology Division is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credit for psychologists. The Children's Hospital's Psychology Division retains responsibility for the program.

Approval for Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers is pending.


Registration Information

Culture Shock: Connecting with Families in School and the Community

Mail Pre-Registration and Check by October 1st


Name: _______________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________


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Fee: $65.00 per person (additional $10.00 for non-ASHA CEUs)
(Make check payable to: BCDC/Children's Hospital Boston)

Send to:
BCDC/Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Parking is available (approx. $12-15/hr)
Using public transportation is advised

Questions? Please contact BCDC at: Voice: 617-355-7404
TTY: 617-355-6603