Washington State Hands & Voices

Washington State Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing, without a bias towards communication modes.  It is a parent-driven, non-profit organization, providing families with resources, networks, and information needed to improve communication and educational outcomes for their children.  


Early Intervention and Language Acquisition:

The New Effective Approach

  •  Who: Dr. Beth Benedict
  •  Where: University of Washington Seattle, Kane Hall, #120
  •  When: October 24th, 6:30-8:30pm, Door opens at 6:01pm
  •  How much: Free Admission

 The Lecture will be done in ASL and voice interpreted For DeafBlind interpreting email dhhreq@uw.edu before Oct. 14th

 Dr. Beth Benedict is a professor at the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University and is also the coordinator of Gallaudet's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. She has published numerous articles and is a widely sought after lecturer on diverse topics including early intervention, early language acquisition, and family involvement.


 Dr. Benedict is currently the chair of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing and representing the Council on Education of the Deaf. Dr. Benedict is the president of the American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) from 2007 to 2011, and 2013 - present. ASDC is the oldest organization of, by, and for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children (www.deafchildren.org). In 2010, she received the prestigious Anotonia Brancia Maxon Award for EHDI Excellence at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention conference in Chicago, Illinois along with numerous awards. She is married to Dwight Benedict and is also a proud mother of two Deaf daughters, Rachel (25) and Lauren (23).   

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