2018 Mississippi Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Conference

October 16 - 17, 2018
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2018 Mississippi Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Annual Conference

Building the EHDI Community
October 16-17, 2018

University of Mississippi Medical Center Conference Center,
Jackson Medical Mall
350 West Woodrow Wilson Ave
Jackson, MS 39213


The Mississippi EHDI Annual Conference provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss, health care professionals who provide hearing screening, diagnosis, and management and follow-up, and early interventionists serving children with hearing loss.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

Who Should Attend?

  • Hospitals Staff
  • Audiologists
  • ENTs
  • Midwives/Doulas
  • Pediatricians
  • Other Medical Providers
  • Advocates
  • Early Care Providers
  • Family Members
  • Health Dept. Staff
  • K-12 School Staff
  • State/Local Agency Staff
  • Deaf Educators
  • Early Interventionists
  • IHL/Faculty
  • Interpreters
  • Oral Interventionists
  • Students

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Anonymous

Why Should I Attend?

Participants will gain knowledge of:

  • State requirements for hearing screening, diagnosis, and early intervention
  • EHDI Policies and Procedures
  • Best practices in health care and education to detect and intervene with infants and toddlers who are deaf/hard of hearing
  • Emerging issues and trends in Mississippi

Whatever good things we build end up building us. - Jim Rohn


Register to Attend

Attendance is free for all participants; however, pre-registration is required for inclusion in lunch sessions. Please register online or with a printed registration form by October 12, 2018.

If everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners. - Brad Feld

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 16th

  • 08:00 am Registration
  • 08:30 am Welcome
  • 09:00 am Breakout Session I
    • HIGH FIVE: Fundamental Principles to Support Early Development Presented by Christina Perigoe
    • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Intervention in Early Childhood Presented by Victoria Kivlan
    • Moving On Up - Early Childhood Transition for Children Who Have Hearing/Visual Impairments Presented by Wendy Rogers and Leigh Warren
  • 10:15 am Keynote Address: Newborn Hearing Screening: Building on Past Success Presented by Karl White, National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
  • 12:00 pm Luncheon Address: Building Collaboration between the Newborn Screening and EHDI Programs Presented by Alyce Stewart
  • 01:15 pm Breakout Session II
    • Panel Discussion: Building Relationships with Families Panelists: Kaye Carr, Paulita Edwards, Lara Monico, Haley Rishel, and Charlotte Warfield
    • ALGO 5 Screening Techniques, Quality Control Testing, and Data Management Presented by Betty A. Holland
    • The Effect of Early Identification and Interventions on the Spoken Language Development of Children with Hearing Loss Presented by Kaitlyn A. Wenrich
  • 02:30 pm Breakout Session III
    • Young Children Need to Hear "Parent-Talk": Quantity or Quality? Presented by Marietta Paterson
    • Building Partnerships among Health Care Providers for Follow-up Presented by Stacy Callender, Lakeshia Unger, and Skyler Jackson
    • Determining Auditory Potential: Are the Hearing Aids Enough? Presented by Michael Douglas
  • 04:00 pm Posters and Networking Session

Wednesday, October 17th

  • 08:00 am Registration
  • 08:30 am Opening
  • 09:00 am General Session: Empowering Parents: Navigating the Birth to Three Period to Reach Desired Outcomes Presented by Gayla Guignard, Alexander Graham Bell Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • 10:45 am Breakout Session IV
    • Building Family Engagement: Guide By Your Side Presented by Julie Seawright
    • Dizziness and Balance Disorders in Children With Hearing Loss Presented by Alex Elkins, Michelle Wong, and Aubrey Ellis
    • DUAL, NOT DUEL! Intervention for Learners with Hearing and Vision Impairments Presented by Toni Hollingsworth
  • 12:00 pm Luncheon Address: Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection and Hearing Loss: Building Awareness in Mississippi Presented by Stacy Callender
  • 01:15 pm Learning Community Meetings
  • 02:15 pm Closing Address: EHDI-MS Future Directions

Directions to the Conference Center

From I-55:

medical mall directions

Take Exit 98A onto Woodrow Wilson Ave. Continue about 1.5 miles to Livingston Road. Use the West entrance to the Jackson Medical Mall and proceed to the northwest corner of the mall to the UMMC Conference Center. Ample free parking is available in front of the Conference Center.

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