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Living (and working) with hearing loss – San Antonio

Living (and working) with hearing loss

A FREE workshop for:

-people with hearing loss, their family and friends
-Hearing aid dispensers
-social workers
-service providers

Free CEU’s given**(5 hours)

Date: July 29, 2006
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Held at:
CSD of Texas
7400 Blanco Rd #130
San Antonio, TX 78216
(Corner of Blanco and McCarty)

2 blocks north of IH 410

CART (captioning) provided
Infrared or chat-loop system provided – to be used with or without your T-coil.

RSVP:
Carolyn Colley
(210) 541- 9480
Or Toll free- 1- 800-574-1652

** International Hearing Society
** Social work
** General certificates given upon request

Description:

This is a free workshop for professionals, people with hearing loss and their friends and families. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the emotional and psychological issues faced by people with hearing loss. We will look at psycho-social aspects, coping strategies and resources for hard of hearing people (including state programs). We will cover many “tips” for coping with a hearing loss in the workplace, training school or college.

Agenda:

7:30 am – 8:00 am –registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am- psycho-social/cultural aspects of hearing loss (test and video)

9:15 – 9:30 – break

9:30 am – 10:30 am – coping strategies (video)

10:30 am – 10:45 am – break

10:45 am – 11:45 am –resources

11:45 am – 12:00 pm – questions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – going to the hospital (video)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Technology

3:00 pm -5:00 pm – questions, evaluations, certificates given out, “hands on” technology time

PRESENTER:

Carolyn Colley holds a B. A. in Anthropology and is currently taking the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Hearing Loss Support Specialist course. Miss Colley has a bilateral hearing loss and has worn hearing aids for most of her life. She has been active in SHHH (now HLAA) for 20 years, holding many leadership positions and advocating for the rights of people with hearing loss. While attending college, she co-founded Deaf Alliance- a support and advocacy group for Hard of Hearing students at Texas State University. Having worked as a teacher for many years, she is a highly experienced speaker. She currently works at Communication Services for the Deaf in San Antonio as the Hearing Loss Resource Specialist.

Sponsored by: CSD of Texas – San Antonio

Funded by a grant from DARS-Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing services

Carolyn Colley
Hard Of Hearing Specialist
CSD of Texas – San Antonio
7400 Blanco Rd #130
San Antonio, TX 78216
Funded by DARS- Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

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