Committee on Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Chair: Jennifer Buchter

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What is the Committee for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, and how does it relate to the overall Division?

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The primary purpose of DCD is to promote the welfare, development, and education of infants, toddlers, children and youth with communicative disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Committee on Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers focuses on current issues, curricula and family centered practices for young children with speech, language and/or hearing difficulties. The purpose of this committee is to provide an opportunity for educators working with young children who have speech, language and/or hearing difficulties and their families to network, advocate, and reflect on challenges encountered on a daily basis. This committee seeks individuals who are willing to take a leadership role in ensuring positive interaction between educators, families and legislative bodies promoting best practice. This committee encourages a closer examination and discussion of such challenges as early identification, collaboration with families and community agencies, accessibility to general education programs/child care facilities, sensitivity to diversity within the population, careful understanding of medical and technological advances, current brain research, among others. In addition, this committee serves as a forum for proposed solutions.

How Can I Become Involved?

If you want to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, please consider becoming an active member of the committee by contacting Jennifer Buchter (jmbuchter {@} Supporting children and families in those earliest years makes a critical difference for positive outcomes. Be an advocate and join this committee!

Where Can I Get More Information?

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Check out the June 2018 Newsletter from Debbie Lively!

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  • Don’t Forget to Sing by Lauri Nelson
  • Book Review: I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language by Suzanne Raschke
  • Deaf Education: Where Are We Now And Where Do We Want To Be? by Suzanne Raschke
  • Lesson Plan Ideas by Suzanne Raschke
  • In Search of the Lost Art: The Art of Student Observations by Suzanne Raschke
  • Linkedin Invitation by Suzanne Raschke
  • Pig Latin & Success with Reading: With Accommodations for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing by Suzanne Raschke
  • Collaborating on Collaboration by Suzanne Raschke
  • In Search of Reading Strategies for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing by Suzanne Raschke
  • The Critical Mission of Teaching Literacy to Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing by Suzanne Raschke
  • Apps for Vocabulary Development by Suzanne Raschke
  • Stay Connected: Ways to Collaborate, Encourage, and Learn in a Digital Age by Suzanne Raschke
  • Early Childhood Planning Guide – Pilot by Suzanne Raschke
  • iPad Apps Supporting Common Core State Standards for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing by Suzanne Raschke
  • Online Early Childhood Resource by Debbie Lively