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Western Regional Early Intervention Conference 2017

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The Western Regional Early Intervention Conference (WREIC) is designed to support professionals working with, and families of, children birth to five years old who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind. WREIC has been in place for over 30 years, making it one of the longest running, ongoing early intervention conferences in the country.


  • Cerebral Visual Impairment: Guide to Optimum Assessment, Intervention, and Daily Living for Children and Families -- Presenters: Drs. Amanda Lueck and Gordon Dutton
  • Deaf Plus - The Mystery and the Magic: Perspectives of a Developmental Pediatrician and a Parent -- Presenters: Dr. Susan Wiley and Djenne Amal Morris


June 15 & 16, 2017 – CONFERENCE SESSIONS will include but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of Cerebral Visual Impairment
  • Expanded Core Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Visual Impairment
  • Orientation and Mobility Assessment for Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairment
  • Mealtime Routines for Infants and Toddlers Who are Visually Impaired
  • Babies Count: First Year Results
  • Self-Determination for Children Who Are Deafblind
  • Embracing the Whole Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child
  • Early ASL Development for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers
  • Early Listening and Spoken Language Development in Deaf/HH Infants and Toddlers
  • National Early Intervention Research and Outcomes on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Serve and Return Strategies for Developing Spoken Language with the Itty Bittys
  • The Latest Research Findings Related to the Zika Virus
For more information, visit:

Event Date: 

Jun 14, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017




conference registration

Posted by Linda D. Kraft

Parent Scholarship

Posted by Carmen Armenta

Previous comments for Western Regional Early Intervention Conference 2017

Charlotte Cushman commented on January 13, 2017

Check with Oran Tkatchov at

Carmen Armenta commented on January 13, 2017


I am a mother of two young deaf/hh children. One 7 and the other 3 yrs old. I wanted to know if you have family scholarships available for this conference. I live in Albuquerque, NM

Charlotte Cushman commented on November 22, 2016

Hi Linda,

Contact Oran Tkatchov at for more information.   The information on this page is just shared for people who might be interested in attending, but Paths to Literacy is not one of the conference organizers.

Linda D. Kraft commented on November 22, 2016

I am wondering if I will receive confirmation of my registration for the WREIC conference. I registered last week on-line. Thank you!