“Early Intervention and Language Acquisition: The New Effective Approach”, by Beth Benedict, Ph.D.

Friday, Oct 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Kane Hall 120, University of Washington Seattle

Free admission

Co-sponsored by UW Disability Studies Program.

Beth Benedict is a professor at the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University and is also the coordinator of Gallaudet's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program.  She has published numerous articles and is a widely sought after lecturer on diverse topics including early intervention, early language acquisition, and family involvement.

Dr. Benedict is currently the chair of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and representing the Council on Education of the Deaf.  Dr. Benedict is the president of the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) from 2007 to 2011, and 2013 – present. ASDC is the oldest organization of, by, and for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children (www.deafchildren.org).   In 2010, she received the prestigious Anotonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention conference in Chicago, Illinois along with numerous awards. She is married to Dwight Benedict and is also a proud mother of two Deaf daughters, Rachel (25) and Lauren (23).

Questions about this event should be directed to Prof. Lance Forshay (lforshay@uw.edu).

The Lecture will be done in ASL and voice interpreted.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail dso@uw.edu.

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