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Please enter the parking lot via the NORTHEAST parking lot entrance across from ADEM. Continue driving until you reach the NORTHWEST OR WEST parking lots. This will provide you with easy access to the training location. There will be a security guard at the entrance to the building, directly in front of the WEST parking lot area. You will need to sign in upon arrival before proceeding to the conference room. Please do NOT enter at the main entrance of ADOT.

More Information and Registration Details 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Intended for Signing Audiences

This session is targeted at service providers who specialize in some aspect of deafness (therapists, rehabilitation counselors and specialists, direct care staff, substance abuse providers, teachers and education staff, and interpreters, etc.).  The presenter will discuss various aspects of working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing impacted by language deprivation.  This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face, unique characteristics of the population, best practice approaches, and cultural and linguistic differences that are part of the developmental process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

9:30 am to 3:30 (5.0 clock hours) *Lunch on your own

Download the registration form for this session

Registration and Payment

$50 if paid prior to January 1, 2020

$60 if paid on or after January 1, 2020

$25 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working) if paid prior to January 1, 2020

$30 registration for full time ITP Students (Non-certified, non-working) if paid on or after to March 1, 2020

Registration fee waived for mployees of ADMH, CMHCs, DD and SA contract providers of
Alabama Department of Mental Health.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  Download and fill out the appropriate registration form after making payment and return to The Office of Deaf Services. Payment may be made by PayPal (CTRL+click on your selection below) or checks can be written to ADARA and mailed to aAlabama Department of Mental Health, Office of Deaf Services, PO Box 301410, Montgomery, AL 36130.  

2020 Deafness and

Clinical Training

Sanjay Gulati, MD

Location: Alabama Department of Transportation (ADOT) in Montgomery, Al.

The address is 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110 in Conference Room 5. Please enter the parking lot via the NORTHEAST parking lot entrance across from ADEM. Continue driving until you reach the NORTHWEST OR WEST parking lots. This will provide you with easy access to the training location. There will be a security guard at the entrance to the building, directly in front of the WEST parking lot area. You will need to sign in upon arrival before proceeding to the conference room. Please do NOT enter at the main entrance of ADOT.

About the Workshop:

A person impacted by language deprivation may struggle with concepts of time, story sequencing/developing a coherent narrative, a sense of self, cause-and-effect/the concept of why?, experiences of powerlessness/confusion, rigid modes of behavior, ability to learn from mistakes (use of generalizations), lacks awareness of others’ need for context, lacks theory of mind (understanding others’ perspectives), lack of understanding of limits to others’ ability to figure out the message, abstract concepts, difficulty learning, emotional regulation, acting out of emotions/feelings, struggles in relationships, can lead to victimization or victimizing, competency to stand trial, reduced fund of information, etc.


 

Dates:

Feburary 20 (Deaf/Signing Audience)  9:30 am to 3:30 pm (5 clock hours)

Changing our Mindset: Viewing Developmental and Behavioral Challenges of Individuals who are Deaf through a Different Lens

February 21  (Hearing/Non-Signing Audience) 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (5 clock hours)

How is Working with Deaf People Different: The Importance of Considering Development, Behavior, and Language in Working with Deaf Consumers

 

About the Presenter

Dr. Sanjay Gulati graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his residency in psychiatry at Albany Medical College, and then held a child psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Hospital. Ever since, he has been on staff at the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services at Cambridge Hospital and the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Gulati is also a professor at Harvard Medical School, researches in the area of language deprivation, and consults widely to schools and agencies. Drawing from personal experience as an individual with hearing loss, Dr. Sanjay Gulati is well-versed in the challenges and trials associated with deafness. The son of a surgeon and anesthesiologist, Dr. Gulati navigated medical school before the passage of the ADA. He surmounted each obstacle and, in the process, helped others to embrace hearing loss not as a constriction but as an opening door into a wider and better world.  

Friday, February 21, 2020

Intended for Non-Signing Audiences

This session is targeted at service providers who do not specialize in deafness yet may work with individuals who are deaf. The presenter will discuss various aspects of deafness and the complications inherent in working with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing impacted by language deprivation.  This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face, unique characteristics of the population, best practice approaches, and cultural and linguistic differences that are part of the developmental process for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.


9:00 am to 3:00 pm (5.0 clock hours) *Lunch on your own

Download the registration form for this session