AG Bell 2018 Presentation Slides

This summer I had the opportunity to present with some incredible friends and colleagues at the 2018 AG Bell Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Below are PDFs of the slides from our presentations.  Enjoy!

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The World’s Best Mirror

As Auditory Verbal Therapists, our job is not to evaluate or judge parents, but rather to guide and coach.  How can we best offer feedback that validates families’ effectiveness at helping their children grow?

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It’s All About Listening/ It’s Not All About Listening

In Auditory Verbal Therapy, we want children to learn to listen all the time, but we don’t want them to focus just on listening.  We focus on audition, but we don’t focus only on audition.  Listening is an important factor, but it’s not the only factor.  So which is it — is AVT all about listening, or not? 

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Guide and Coach

An Auditory Verbal Therapist wears many hats:  insurance company negotiator, toy cleaner, language sample transcriber, amateur children’s literature critic… and sometimes an actual funny hat or two in a game of dress up.  And though I think I look spectacular in a princess tiara, my two favorite roles, the ones I’m most honored to have, are those of Guide and Coach to the families who honor me by allowing me to be a part of their child’s team. 

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DIG DEEP: BUILDING A MENTORING MINDSET

Sherri Fickenscher M.S., CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Ashley Garber M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Fickenscher and Garber shared their four pillars of mentoring, asking the audience questions that prompted self-reflection on the role of mentors and mentees as “learning partners” during the LSLS certification process. Continue reading

Working Smarter, Not Harder

It’s very tempting to feel that you need to be “doing therapy” every waking hour of every day for your child to make progress. If you can do this, on top of cooking meals, doing laundry, working, and taking care of siblings, you are Superparent! But here are some tips for the rest of us…

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AG Bell 2014: Real Magic Transforming the Future Through Mentoring Short Course

Cheryl L. Dickson, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVT, Auditory-Verbal Consultancy

Helen M. Morrison, Ph.D., CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT

Mary Boucher Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Listen and Learn Auditory-Verbal Communication Center, Inc. 

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