The Scientific Programme Committee invites you to submit an abstract for FCEI 2020 "Deaf Children, Families and Services - Embracing Diversity for Brighter Futures ". The abstracts should be written in English, the official language of this event.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31st of October 2019, 12:00 pm (W-European time)
Notification of Acceptance: December 2019
Types of Contributions
You can present your paper either as oral/signed presentations or as poster. We encourage you to submit presentations that align with the conference topic and reference the FCEI Principles published in the Family Centered Early Intervention Position Statement.
Presentations will be allocated 20 minutes. You will be informed about the session theme and the time of your presentation about two months prior to the event. Oral/signed presentations should be presented in English or ASL. If you need to present in another Sign Language, you will be required to provide interpretation into English.
There will be translations from and into English and ASL. Austrian Sign Language will be provided as required. In addition, Speech to Text interpreting in English we will provided.
Your poster will be exhibited on May 29th 2020 (Friday) during the main conference. The poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors to display the results and conclusions of their papers and to present their work to the audience.
Due to a limited number of oral/signed presentation slots, the Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final mode (oral/signed or poster) of presentation.
Submission Guidelines for Oral/Signed and Poster Presentations
Presentations on practical implementations of the FCEI Principles that reference an evaluation process are welcomed. We explicitly welcome presentations from both established and emerging programmes and those that support families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with the full spectrum of needs (peer support, as well as professional support).
Abstracts should focus on the overall conference theme of Diversity and where appropriate, reference the principles of our international position statement on best practice in family centred intervention (Consensus Paper) in any of the following topic areas:
- Assistive and augmentative communication
- Bilingual and bimodal approaches
- Cultural diversity
- Diverse family dynamics
- Mental Health and wellbeing of children and families
- Multi-sensory impairment and complex needs
- Political and infrastructure diversity
- Safeguarding and child safety
- Socio-economic issues (e.g. empleyment, housing, nutrition, income)
- Supporting diverse learning needs, including giftedness
- Supporting families in extreme or traumatic circumstances (e.g. refugee status, displacement)
Abstracts may not be longer than 300 words (except figures).
- Files should be in MS Word format only
- Figures and tables should be embedded in the form and not supplied separately
- Use Arial or Verdana fonts in size 12.
After notification of acceptance of the abstract, the submission guidelines for the final paper/poster will be sent to you.