Guam Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Along with Guam System for Assistive Technology Attend the 11th Annual Autism Awareness Fair

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Representatives of the Guam System for Assistive Technology (GSAT) and Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (GHEDI) attend the 11th Annual Autism Awareness Fair held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Agana Shopping Center (Pictured L-R: Shawni Acfalle, GSAT AT Center Assistant; Joseph Taijeron, Social Work intern; Ruth Leon Guerrero, Office Technician (standing); and Marie Wusstig (GHEDI Coordinator)
Social Work intern, Tanya Simer (Left) and AT Center Assistant, Shawni Acfalle (Center) demonstrate a switch adapted toy to children visiting the Guam System for Assistive Technology (GSAT) display table during the 11th Annual Autism Awareness Fair held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Agana Shopping Center.

Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Facilitate a Workgroup Evaluation Meeting

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On March 29, 2018, Guam EHDI QI/Evaluation Coordinator/Evaluation and Performance Monitor/Surveillance Supervisor, Joseph Mendiola, facilitated a Workgroup Evaluation Meeting at the Pacific Star Hotel with Guam Childlink-EHDI stakeholders and data system users. Mr. Mendiola gave an overview on the progress Guam EHDI has made over the past year. Stakeholders were also asked to provide input to improve the quality of the data collected and ways to improve the EHDI services on all levels of the hearing continuum. Pictured (Left to Right – Renee Koffend, Audiologist; Marie Wusstig, GEHDI Coordinator; Pamela Sablan, GRMC; Brittney Babauta, GRMC; Cid Mostaies, DPHSS; Barbara Leon Guerrero, GEIS; Margarita Gay, Administrator, DPHSS Bureau of Family Health & Nursing Services; Joseph Mendiola GEHDI QI Evaluation Coordinator/Evaluation and Performance Monitor/Surveillance Supervisor; Not shown: Terrie Fejarang, Guam EHDI Project Director; Mary Kidd, Guam EHDI Consultant; Ruth Leon Guerrero, Guam EHDI Office Technician; and Jenika Ballesta, Guam EHDI Hearing Screening Facilitator.

Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Participates in the 2018 Interactive Parent Conference: Power of Play

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Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (Guam EHDI) staff participated at The Power of Play, a community outreach event for parents and children birth to eight years, held at various locations around the island. Guam EHDI Staff provided information to a diverse group of parents to increase awareness of the importance of hearing screening and how hearing impacts language development in young children.

Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (Guam EHDI) staff participated in a community outreach event held at the Pagachao Housing area in Agat on March 17. Jenika Ballesta, Hearing Screening Facilitator, and Mary Kidd, Guam EHDI Consultant, provided information to a diverse group of parents to increase awareness of the importance of hearing screening and how hearing impacts language development in young children.
Mary Kidd, Guam EHDI Consultant, shares information with parents at Ironwood Apartments in Dededo on March 24.
Susan Dugan, Guam Positive Parents Together (GPPT) Project Coordinator for Family Engagement Activities (right sitting) and Mary Kidd (not pictured) shared information with parents at Gill Baza/Zero Down on March 26.

Susan Dugan, Guam Positive Parents Together (GPPT) Project Coordinator for Family Engagement Activities (top right), and Mary Kidd, Guam EHDI Consultant (bottom right), provide information to families in Toto Gardens on March 27.

 

UOG Students visit GSAT

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On March 29, 2018, Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator, facilitated a presentation and demonstration on Assistive Technology to students in the “Introduction to Exceptional Individuals” Course at the University of Guam. This course investigates exceptionalities, including disabling conditions. Pictured here is Dr. Catherine Cardenas and her students.

Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention​ (Guam EHDI) Project Fitme​ Awarded 2018 Website of the ​Y​ear

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On March 20, 2018, Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention​ (Guam EHDI) Project Fitme​ received ​the​ 2018 Website of the ​Y​ear ​A​ward at the Annual ​National ​EHDI Meeting ​held in Denver, ​Colorado​.​ ​ Karl White​, Ph.D., ​Director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), commented on ​the improvements and accessibility of the site. The website was designed and constructed by Sherry Guerrero, former Disability Media Specialist, with content written and organized by the Guam EHDI Team.​​ Accepting the award on behalf of Guam EHDI were (Front Row, L-R): JJ Mendiola and Marie Wusstig. (Back Row, L-R): Karl White and Tony

Sherry Guerrero, former Disability Media Specialist, poses with the Guam EHDI Website of the Year award. Ms. Guerrero was instrumental in the design and maintenance of the website during her tenure at Guam CEDDERS.

Project Fitme Parent Support Group Coordinator Meets with GEIS

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On March 9, 2018, Susan Dugan, (R), the newly designated Project Fitme Deaf/Hard of Hearing Project Coordinator under Guam Positive Parents Together, Inc., a non profit organization, met with Marie Wusstig,(L), Guam EHDI Project Coordinator, and Pat Mantanona (C), Guam Early Intervention System Program Coordinator. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the re-establishment of a D/HH Parent Support Group.

Guam EHDI Audiologist Conducts Orientation for Northern Regional Community Health Center Staff

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On February 23, 2018, Renee Koffend, AuD., CCC-A, Guam EHDI Audiology Consultant, conducted an orientation on the Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program for the clinic staff based at the Department of Public Health & Social Services Northern Regional Community Health Center

Parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children Attend Support Group Orientation Meeting

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The first meeting of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Parent Support Group was held on March 14. The purpose of the group is to establish a parent to parent support system to help parents of newly identified infants and toddlers learn about options and navigating systems and The meeting was facilitated through a partnership with Guam Positive Parents Together (GPPT), headed by Ann Marie Cruz, President, and the Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (Guam EHDI) Project Fitme, administered by Guam CEDDERS. Parent support efforts are facilitated by Susan Dugan, BSW, Project Coordinator. Attending the meeting were (L-R) Tricia Suzuki, Joe Tuquero, Caleb Suzuki, Susan Dugan, Evelyn Topasna, Alea Dugan, and Tanya Simer. Not Shown: Terrie Fejarang.
Susan Dugan and Caleb Suzuki share a light moment after the meeting.

Guam EHDI Staff and GPPT Fitme Project Coordinator Attend Parent Leadership Training in Saipan

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(L-R) Susan Dugan, Guam Positive Parents Together (GPPT) Project Fitme Project Coordinator; Candance Lindow-Davies, Hands & Voices Director of Outreach; Karen Putz and Stephanie Olson, Hands & Voices Co-Directors of Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Infusion take time out to pose for a photo during the D/HH Parent Leadership Training that took place in Saipan, CNMI on February 24, 2018, as part of the CNMI EHDI Project’s parent engagement initiative. The purpose of the training was to provide guidance to parents of children who are D/HH on leadership strategies to support other parents of children who are D/HH.
Parents and trainers take a group photo during the D/HH Parent Leadership Training that took place in Saipan, CNMI on February 24, 2018, as part of the CNMI EHDI Project’s parent engagement initiative.
Stephanie Olson, Hands and Voices Co-Director of D/HH Infusion poses with Terrie Fejarang, Guam EHDI Project Director. Stephanie was part of a Hands and Voices team that conducted training and technical assistance for parent leadership in Saipan, CNMI on February 22-24.
(L-R) Terrie Fejarang, Guam EHDI Project Director, and Mystica Kaipat, Saipan-based Sign Language Interpreter, reminisce about when Mystica started her formal interpreter training in 1996. Mystica was a member of the first cohort to complete the requirements to earn an Associate Degree in Sign Language Interpreting under the Regional Sign Language Interpreter Training Program facilitated by Guam CEDDERS in partnership with Guam Community College. They met up at the D/HH Parent Leadership Training that took place in Saipan, CNMI as part of the CNMI EHDI Project’s parent engagement initiative during which Mystica served as a local-based interpreter.

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