2020 Deafness and

Clinical Training

Sanjay Gulati, MD

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Please enter the parking lot via the main entrace on McCarter Avenue. You may park in any available (non-designated) parking spaces. You should enter at the main entrance and will need to sign in upon arrival before proceeding to the conference room. 

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.  

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

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

More Information and Registration Details 

Training Site: Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority Montgomery, Al.

The address is 2140 Upper Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, AL 36107 in the large conference room.  Please enter the parking lot via the main entrace on McCarter Avenue. You may park in any available (non-designated) parking spaces. You should enter at the main entrance and will need to sign in upon arrival before proceeding to the conference room. 

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.


 

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.  

About the Presenter

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

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to some unforeseen circumstances at the Alabama Department of Transportation, they have had to close their conference rooms for major repairs related to their electrical system and we have had to relocate the training.  We have worked hard to keep the training in the same city for those who have already made travel plans.  Please see the “Training Site” information below regarding the new
training location.