Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The WA State EHDDI Learning Community (WSELC) supports stakeholders across disciplines and geographies to connect, share ideas and results, and learn from each other through both in-person and virtual interactions. Learning community participants are aligned around common goals to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
The WA EHDDI Learning Community is supported by a collaboration between the Washington Department of Health EHDDI program and professionals in the University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability and Speech and Hearing Sciences Department.
Learning resources include recorded webinars, readings and resources on topics relevant to the Washington State EHDDI community.
Prior to each webinar, the registration link will be posted on the wselc.org website. Once you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions for how to join the upcoming webinar. You can participate in the webinar using a computer, smartphone, or telephone. For smartphone access, please download the Zoom app on your mobile devices. For additional questions about how to register for WSELC events via Zoom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have the opportunity to participate in the webinar via participant polling questions as well as a discussion period at the end of webinar. Due to the limited time of the webinar, please email us at email@example.com with any comments or questions.
Yes. Recorded webinars are available on the wselc.org website under relevant webinar topics and will be available within 1 week after the live event.
- Recorded webinars will be available within 1 week after the live event.
- Best Practices are works in-progress and their links will be updated as they become available.
The WSELC Spring Seminar is a full-day event in the spring that features invited speakers covering a variety of topics pertinent to EHDDI stakeholders.
Virtual event: Due to the current public health crisis, the Spring Seminar for 2020 and 2021 are virtual webinars events using Zoom technology. The event includes 4 speakers presenting 1-hour webinars with a short midway break.
In person event: When large gatherings are appropriate, the Spring Seminar takes place at the Center on Human Development and Disability on the UW campus. Refreshments and lunch are provided. Individuals who are not able to travel to the UW can participate remotely through Zoom web conferencing. Travel scholarships are available for participants traveling from a distance: please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a scholarship.
Recorded webinars have captioning: when viewing the video of the presentation, click on the “CC” icon to select “English CC” captions.
Live webinars and seminars are captioned. American Sign Language interpreters are reserved for all in-person seminars and will be available if participants indicate need on registration.
Continuing education credits are available for live webinar participation.
- All webinar participants are provided with a certificate of participation for each event.
- For audiologists and speech/language pathologists, ASHA CEU credits are available if participants complete the post-webinar evaluation within one week of the event; the electronic evaluation is sent to participants at the end of every live webinar event and includes entries for providing your ASHA account and your contact information.
- For educators in Washington state, OSPI Continuing Education Clock Hours are available if participants complete a minimum of 3 hours of participation, a post-webinar evaluation and use the OSPI CECH participation form to submit to their personal educational record.