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Presented by Outreach Services, VSDB VSDB_outreach

Tina Childress, MA,CCC-A,

Is a trainer for the Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Program and the 2014 winner of the I. King Jordan Award and Phonak’s Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award for outstanding achievement in Educational and Pediatric Audiology.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to describe features of apps that can be used with children with hearing loss (and with adults), list sources for finding apps for no or low cost, and name apps that can be used to work on receptive and expressive language skills for children developing listening and spoken language skills and/or signing skills.

Target Audience: Speech and language pathologists, teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, audiologists, Part C providers, parents, and consumers.

October 19, 2015      9:30 – 2:00

Register by October 12

(see attached registration form below)

J.F. Fick Conference Center,
1301 Sam Perry Blvd,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2014!   
Building Skills for Success with Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  ODUP 2014

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 29-30, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Charlottesville, VA.
Registration fee:

  • $65 for VA professionals;
  • $55 for paraprofessionals/ students;
  • $220 for private providers and out-of-state participants.

This year's two-day ODUP Institute focuses learning on the tools found in Building Skills for Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom (Anderson & Arnoldi) and Steps to Success (Price), which participants will receive as part of their registration fee.

Presenters, Karen Anderson and Lynne Price will guide VA teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing (TODHH) and all who work directly with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Virginia schools through these two comprehensive resources designed to effectively address the needs of students who are d/hh across all grade levels in order to improve student outcomes.

These two resources along with concurrent presentations, exhibits and the opportunity to network with colleagues from across VA will make ODUP 2014 an event sure to build new energy and enthusiasm for the 2014-15 school year.

In addition to a Professional Development Certificate for attendance at this year’s institute, participants may again obtain graduate credit through Radford University. (Please see the back page of the brochure and visit for details.)
BUT WAIT. . .there's more! 

 #1: An additional 2 hours credit may be awarded for participation in a Pre-ODUP distance session, Speech Perception 101, recommended for the “Communication Repair” session at ODUP 2014! The link and directions for this session will be available beginning June 1.   See

#2: TODHH who are currently full-time employees directly employed by a Virginia public school division or state-operated school may be eligible for reimbursement of state-rate lodging at the DoubleTree hotel for Tuesday, July 29. Please see the registration brochure for details. (Note: TODHH will receive additional information directly regarding this opportunity.)

Online registration will open by the week of May 12.  Be on the lookout for an announcement from us letting you know we can begin accepting online registrations. Please do not attempt to register online until you receive this “Registration now OPEN” announcement. For additional information, please visit the ODUP 2014! Shutterfly site at:

For further information on ODUP 2014! contact: Ann Hughes at

Enjoy the rest of this 2013-14 school year!  See you in Charlottesville in July!