December, 2019        

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ECHO Initiative Events

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New Webinars:
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
2-3 p.m. ET  
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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
2;3 p.m. ET 
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Next OAE Training
Web Class:
Four Sessions :
Jan. 27th & 30th,
and Feb. 3rd & 6th, 2020
  2-3 p.m. Eastern
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ECHO Initiative
Link to Previous
Recorded Webinars:
Our most recent 
recorded ECHO Initiative webinars are available
at the links below:
(presented Oct. 22, 2019)
(presented Nov. 5, 2019)

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Popular Screener Training Opportunities Just Around the Corner    
With some of the ECHO Initiative's most popular training opportunities coming up, it's a good time to open your calendar and figure out which ones meet your own training needs. Further information about content, times and registration details can be accessed using sidebar links or those provided below:
December 5, 2019  

When conducting hearing screenings with children birth to five years of age, it is common to encounter some who are  very challenging to screen. Participants will learn a variety of ways to expand their Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening techniques to elicit greater cooperation from children.  
January 14, 2020

The best hearing screening efforts are only as good as a program's ability to monitor and support children after the initial screening, to ensure that those who need it receive timely and appropriate evaluation and treatment. Participants in this webinar will learn how to effectively:
1) document OAE or Pure Tone screening results; 2) monitor the status of children who are in the follow-up process; and 3) use tracking data for screening program quality monitoring. 

Four-Session Web Class:  January 27th, 30th, February 3rd and 6th, 2020
This Web Class series will consist of four interactive web-based sessions lasting approximately 60 minutes each, along with skill-based assignments that allow participants to practice the concepts covered during the presentations. Each class builds on information and activities from the previous session, so plan your schedule to attend all four sessio ns. Please note that the Web Class is an intensive learning experience for programs that have OAE screening equipment in hand. The Web Class series is free, and we encourage programs to have more than one individual attend to maximize practice and retention of content.

By the end of this Web Class, participants will be able to: 1) Plan and implement an OAE screening program; 2) explain how OAE screening works; 3) conduct OAE screening with young children; 4) outline the necessary follow-up steps when a child does not pass the screening; and 5) track children through the screening and follow-up protocol.  Individuals who attend all sessions and complete all assignments will receive a Certificate of Completion.   
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Probes and Tips is a newsletter from the ECHO Initiative that provides monthly TIPS

to enhance early childhood hearing screening and follow-up practices and PROBES

 about current activities so we can learn from one another's successes and challenges.