We’ve come a long way in helping children with hearing loss hear, listen, use spoken language and achieve impressive academic outcomes. But research shows that we need to do more to support the social emotional wellness of very young children with hearing loss and their families. Cheryl DeConde Johson and Carrie Spangler believe that support should begin at the moment of diagnosis and continue well into adulthood and should be provided by a collaborative team of professionals and family members. Audiologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf, social workers and family members…we’re talking about you! Come and join us at WESS on October 27, 2017 to learn how YOU can help raise social-emotional wellness.
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Early-bird registration draw
The first 50 registrants will be entered in a draw (to be held on October 1, 2017) for a chance to WIN free admission to a future WESS conference, so register today!
WESS is a great place to get Continuing Education (CEUs)
SoundIntuition is an approved CEU provider for AGBell and ASHA. Due to the quality content of our events, we have been approved for 6 CEUs for past conferences.
Network with colleagues from across the country
Not only do we bring you fantastic speakers but our conferences also attract attendees from across our great country. At past conferences, we have had professionals from Alberta, British Columbia and Newfoundland & Labrador. Bring your business cards, work the room and make lasting relationships with colleagues from coast to coast.
Special Student Rate
We encourage students to attend our conferences because we believe the content of the day is hugely beneficial to learning. When registering, students can use promo code SWESS1017 to get the special rate.
We love students and we know you do as well! This October we will again showcase research from various universities in our intimate and interactive conference setting. Come prepared to learn from these amazing student poster presentations.
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|9:00-10:30am||Session 1: Development of Self, Self-Concept, Self-Determination & Self-Advocacy (Building block sequence; Social communication and social cognitive skills that underscore social relationships and friendships; Wellness Model (Ida)) — Carrie Spangler & Cheryl DeConde Johnson|
|10:30-10:45am||BREAK / Posters|
|10:45am - 12:00pm||Session 2: Strategies and Resources to Support Young Children (Self-determination planning activity) — Carrie Spangler & Cheryl DeConde Johnson|
|12:00pm-12:15pm||Inspiration Session — Jennifer Tai and Jason Lee|
|1:00-1:30pm||Speed Poster Presentation — Karen Gordon|
|1:30-2:30pm||Session 3: Strategies and Resources to Support Teens (Bullying conversation; Mindmapping activity; Self-Advocacy Checklist) — Carrie Spangler & Cheryl DeConde Johnson|
|2:45-4:00pm||Session 4: Consumer and Parent Perspectives — Carrie Spangler & Cheryl DeConde Johnson|
|4:00-4:30pm||Questions & Answers with Carrie Spangler & Cheryl DeConde Johnson|
|4:30-4:40pm||Closing Remarks / Draw|
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