Chris Grassmeyer – Parent Guide

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Chris Grassmeyer is the EIPA Administrative Coordinator at Boys Town National Research Hospital, in the Center for Childhood Deafness. Chris has been with Boys Town for ten years. She began working in the preschool as a teaching assistant for five years but, while battling breast cancer had to step away from the children and now works in the EIPA Diagnostic Center. The EIPA is the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment which measures the skills of educational interpreters in the K-12 setting.  Chris is the Administrative coordinator of both the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Written and Performance tests. She also coordinates the EIPA National video conference, training workshops. Chris is also a certified trainer for Common Sense Parenting, specializing in deaf/hh children.  Parents facing behavioral issues are referred to Chris for guidance and suggestions for improving the behaviors.   Chris is the parent of a profoundly deaf son, Max who is now 22, and can buy and drink beer, and is an assistant manager, working nights, at Hy Vee.  She also has three other sons ages 26, Michael still trying to find his way in the world, Justin, 27 a med student at UNMC and Jeff, 29 teaches science and math resource and coaches girls track and CC, in Waukee Iowa.  Also, all old enough to buy and drink beer……  When did that happen, it was just yesterday that my van was filled with car seats!