Fall 2020 Webinar Series

We may be socially distant, but we can still learn together.  Join me for my Fall 2020 Webinar Series!

Fall 2020 Webinar Series

 

9/23/2020 8PM EST: Listen Up

How can professionals help parents learn about their children’s hearing loss and the importance of all-waking-hours access to sound if listening and spoken language are the desired outcome?  Learn how to convey this information in a variety of compelling, understandable ways to suit a variety of parent and family needs.  REGISTER HERE

10/14/2020 8PM EST: Super Sessions

From planning to implementation to charting, I’ll share my tips and tricks for setting goals, choosing activities, and making sessions run smoothly.  Get a behind-the-scenes look at Auditory Verbal Therapy sessions.  REGISTER HERE

11/18/2020 8PM EST: Social Skills Activities

Children with hearing loss may struggle with social skills, even if they have age-appropriate speech and language.  Learn simple activities to target a variety of social skills (Theory of Mind, conversational repair, etc.) for everyone from babies to high schoolers.  REGISTER HERE

12/2/2020 8PM EST: Case Studies

I’ll dig into my archives to share case studies that touch upon clinicians’ most common concerns: bilingual oral language learners, children with multiple disabilities, children who receive hearing technology late, and more.  Walk through these cases with me and gain insights that can help you with the children and families you serve.  REGISTER HERE

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I can’t make it at that time!  Will these webinars be available on demand?

Yes!  You will need to register for the session before the live event date (just as if you were planning to attend live).  After the event is finished, you will receive a link to watch the recording.

 

Are CEUs offered?

AG Bell LSLS CEs are pending.  For ASHA members, this counts as an “acceptable professional development” activity and can be counted toward certification maintenance (see more on this HERE).  All participants will receive a certificate of completion as documentation for other certification purposes.

 

Are the webinars captioned?

Of course!  Google’s automated captions will be used for the webinars.

 

Homeschooling for Children with Hearing Loss

Families of babies with hearing loss often ask, “Where will my child go to school?”  My answer is usually, “Wherever you would have sent her if she didn’t have hearing loss!”  Families who were planning on public school can send to public school.  Hoping for private or religious education?  Go for it!  Homeschool your other kids?  Why not your child with hearing loss?  The whole point of Auditory Verbal Therapy is that children with hearing loss can be integrated into mainstream environments, whatever that looks like for their particular family.  So that said, I’ve always had families on my caseload who homeschool their children with hearing loss, but now with the Covid-19 pandemic, families who never in a million years thought about homeschooling are considering this option for their children.  Let’s take a look at some options, considerations, and resources to help parents make this choice.

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“She’s Doing So Well, But…”

If a child with hearing loss is scoring at or above the level expected for her hearing peers, it’s time to celebrate (and graduate)!  But why does this seemingly joyful milestone cause so much anxiety for parents and professionals?  Why do children who are “doing well” still struggle sometimes, and what can be done about it?

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2020: REASSESSING TEACHER PREPARATION – THE NEXT DECADE

Dan Salvucci M.Ed., M.E.D., CCC-A

Jenna Voss Ph.D., CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd

The Fontbonne Clarke Northeast Collaborative is a distance learning program providing a master’s in deaf education for students both at Fontbonne’s home campus in St. Louis, Missouri and students at various oral school practicum sites across the Northeastern US.   Continue reading

PARENTAL PERSPECTIVES: FUELING SUCCESS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM

Melanie Ribich

Kat Golden

Wendy Horvath

Tammy Kenny

Cynthia Logsdon

A panel of parents of children with hearing loss who listen and talk shared their experiences, tips, and wisdom.  They had so many great quotes and insights, I’m just going to list them below.  Their comments say far more than I ever could!   Continue reading

Complex and Challenging Cases: WEBINAR RECORDING

See below for a recording of my May 2016 presentation for Cochlear and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children/Renwick Centre “Complex and Challenging Cases” [CC]

 

WEBINAR: AVT Jumpstart!

Are you a parent considering Auditory Verbal Therapy for your child?  Are you a professional considering pursing Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification?  Are you a speech-language pathologist with deaf children on your caseload?  Are you a teacher of the deaf looking to brush up on your spoken language strategies?  This webinar is for YOU!

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WEBINAR 2/16/2016: One Lesson, Five Levels

How can you choose one book and one set of toys a week and make them work for ALL of your patients?  How can professionals working with groups of children make one lesson effective for children at various levels?  How can parents choose toys that will help their children grow speech and language skills for years to come?  Join me as we answer all of these questions and more in an exciting webinar — One Lesson, Five Levels: Adapting Materials for a Variety of Learners.

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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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