September 30, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. National Head Start Latino Institute/Conferencia Nacional de Head Start sobre Asuntos Latinos
      Source: What's New at Head Start - September 29, 2004
  2. New Book from the National Academies Press on Hearing Loss
      Source: news@nap.edu - September 24, 2004

1. National Head Start Latino Institute/Conferencia Nacional de Head Start sobre Asuntos Latinos

Source: What's New at Head Start - September 29, 2004

The first National Head Start Latino Institute will be held January 31-February 4, 2005. The Institute will focus on issues specific to serving Hispanic/Latino children and families. Watch for additional information that will be coming soon.

La Conferencia Nacional de Head Start sobre Asuntos Latinos tendra lugar del 31 de enero a 4 de febrero de 2005. La conferencia tener esta singular oportunidad de poder centrarnos en temas que atanen a los ninos latinos y a sus familias. En poco tiemp mas le enviaremos otros documentos con mayor informacion.
http://www.headstartinfo.org/pdf/Hill%20_Announcement_SPANISH_v2.pdf

2. New Book from the National Academies Press on Hearing Loss

Source: news@nap.edu - September 24, 2004

Hearing Loss: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits, a new book from the National Academies Press, is now available for online reading. Chapter 7, entitled Hearing Loss in Children, is summarized as follows: "This chapter discusses the nature of the emergence of communication skills in normally hearing children as well as the unique effects of early hearing loss and deafness on this process for infants and children. We give details of the special nature of assessments and rehabilitation strategies appropriate for infants and children with hearing loss and finally discuss how considerations for disability determination need to be tailored to the special needs of this population." Go to http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309092965