March, 2018       

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ECHO Initiative Events

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  New Live Webinar:

Implementing Evidence-Based Hearing Screening Practices for Children
3 to 5 Years of Age in Head Start Programs   
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern   

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  New 2018 
OAE Training
Web Class:
Four Sessions :
April 23rd, 26th,
30th, and May 3rd, 2018
1 p.m. EDT

ECHO Initiative
Link to Previous
Recorded Webinars:

If you've missed any of 
our previous webinars, 
click here to access our library of previously
recorded webinars.

New to 
OAE Screening? 

I f your program is new to OAE screening, or if you have added new staff who need instruction on OAE screening practices,  
where staff can view instructional video modules
and access the
corresponding resources. 
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Tip of the Month
 New Video Examples of Effective Screening Strategies!
If a picture is worth 1000 words, then how much is a video worth?  You tell us!

We've recently pulled together and posted a 15-minute
video demonstrating a wide range of effective Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening strategies being used w ith young children in a variety of real-life settings. We know that no single approach will work with every child.  But we've also watched skilled and patient screeners show us creative ways to: 
  • Distract a child during probe insertion by stimulating other senses.
  • Keep little hands busy during screening.
  • Frame the screening process as fun activity
    or game.
  • Use the positive power of
    a cooperative child to reassure a reluctant or fearful one.
  • Employ novel toys to keep
    a child's
  • Soothe a fussy toddler.
We'd like to share these, and
a few
other tips and cautions, with you. We're keeping this newsletter short in hopes that you'll find time to watch these video examples on and that you'll find them to be worth more than 1000 words!
Probe of the Month
Did you get any new ideas from watching the video examples of screening strategies? 

Let us know at:    
And, as always, share with anyone you think would benefit from our resources.     

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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.