WEBINAR 6/7/2016: Oral Bilingualism

Many of today’s children with hearing loss are growing up in homes and communities where they are exposed to multiple spoken languages. This presentation will address the issues involved in helping these children communicate effectively in diverse linguistic environments: foundations of bilingual language acquisition, common challenges, engaging families from minority languages and cultures, and how monolingual therapists can work effectively with families who speak another language.

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WEBINAR 5/3/2016: Complex and Challenging Cases

Children with multiple disabilities. Malformed cochleae. Late diagnosis. Impoverished family situation. Low parental involvement. Regression. Slow progress. What’s a therapist to do?

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Beyond Books: Bringing Literacy to Life in Therapy and at Home: WEBINAR RECORDING

See below for a recording of my November 2015 presentation for Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children/Renwick Centre “Beyond Books: Bringing Literacy to Life in Therapy and at Home.” [CC]

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WEBINAR 11/24/2015: Beyond Books: Bringing Literacy to Life in Therapy and at Home

 

Join me for a webinar sponsored by Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children – Renwick Centre entitled “Beyond Books: Bringing Literacy to Life in Therapy and At Home” at 8PM Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday November 24th, 2015.  The course is free and you can attend online from home, wherever you live.  Attendees can earn one unit of continuing education (1CE) from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.  REGISTER HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Free Webinars for Parents and Professionals

I am excited to be partnering with some great organizations this spring to give two FREE webinars for parents and professionals.  Both events also offer 1CE credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.  See below for more information and links to register for the courses.

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Turned Down By Insurance? How to Write a Strong Appeal for Cochlear Implants

I’ve written quite a bit about how to appeal to your insurance for a cochlear implant -upgrade- new processor, but what if the insurance company turns you down before you even get out of the gate?  How can CI candidates appeal when insurance denies your request for CI surgery?

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Cochlear Celebration 2009: Session Notes

RAISING A CHILD WITH HEARING LOSS (Sherilyn M. Adler, Ph.D.)

Dr. Sherilyn M. Adler, a developmental psychologist, psychotherapist, and mother of a teenager who is a CI recipient, gave an excellent presentation on the joys and challenges of parenting children with hearing loss.  Drawing from her experience as both a psychologist and a parent, she provided information from both professional and personal points of view.  I learned an incredible amount, so here’s my attempt to break it down into manageable pieces for you all to use:

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Sounds from Silence: Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story

I just finished reading Sounds from Silence: Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story written by Professor Graeme Clark, the inventor of the multichannel cochlear implant that today is the product made by Cochlear.  It was a fantastic read, and I was so drawn in that I stayed up all night to finish the book!

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