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LSL Workshop Series

The Listening and Spoken Language Workshop Series 

December 8, 2012 • Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas 



Up to 6 continuing education credits offered for the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and up to 0.6 CEUs for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.

“This was an outstanding orientation series of seminars for teachers, early intervention professionals, and speech-language pathologists who are just learning about how to work with children who have cochlear implants and hearing aids. The presenters were knowledgeable and engaging. This was time and money well spent!”
—Previous workshop participant 

This workshop series is designed for professionals involved in supporting the education and language development of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. If you are an early interventionist, classroom teacher, teacher of the deaf, special educator, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, program or school administrator, or member of a state EHDI team these workshops are designed to build foundational knowledge about hearing loss and the exciting technological advances that support listening and spoken language for these children today. Every member of the child’s intervention team will find practical tips and proven strategies for promoting collaboration to support infants, young children and their families, as well as student success in the classroom – and beyond.

Workshop Sessions

Listening, Language and Learning for Infants and Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Don Goldberg HeadshotThis workshop will present foundational information on audiology, hearing technology, and the connection between hearing and spoken language so participants can begin to understand the critical role they can play for infants or children who listen with hearing aids, cochlear implants and/or FM systems. We will explore the exciting opportunities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing as a result of universal newborn hearing screening, advanced hearing technologies and qualified professionals. An ideal program for professionals seeking the Listening and Spoken Specialist (LSLSTM) certification, professionals entering into the field of listening and spoken language, college or post-graduate students, administrators responsible for programs serving infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, or anyone seeking a comprehensive refresher on the foundations of listening and spoken language.

Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a professor of communication at the College of Wooster (Ohio), consultant staff with the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic and president of AG Bell.
Financial — No relevant financial relationships exist.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Improving Outcomes for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Mainstream

Carrie Norman HeadshotStudents with hearing loss are general education students first and are expected to meet the same academic standards as their peers. Listening and spoken language strategies that support successful learning in the mainstream classroom will be explored through a presentation, video clips and discussion. Assessment techniques for progress monitoring will be described. Organizational tools for case management will be presented for itinerant and center-based teachers to maximize their ability to support students with hearing loss in their classroom. This dynamic session will promote idea-sharing to facilitate collaboration among professionals who support children with hearing loss in the mainstream. Both new and experienced professionals who specialize in working with children with hearing loss, general education teachers, and school administrators are invited to share their ideas and learn from others.

Carrie Norman, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd, manages Collaborative Communications, a consulting firm in Grapevine, Texas, dedicated to bridging the gap between clinical and educational services for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Financial — No relevant financial relationships exist.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Participate in the Workshop Series through Web Streaming

You have the option to attend these workshops in person or enjoy them from the comfort of your own home or office – anywhere in the world! The entire workshop series will be available via live web streaming so participants can view the presentations – supported by computer-assisted real-time captioning (CART) – and ask questions of the presenters. Complete information and instructions will be provided to registrants who select this new option. Mark your registration form to indicate if you will attend in person or online.


Refunds for registration fees, less a $50 administrative fee, will be made only if cancellation is received in writing and postmarked by November 20, 2012. This includes refunds due to illness, late arrival, weather conditions and/or other travel difficulties. Please send refund requests to

Continuing Education

This program has been pre-approved to offer 6 CEUs by the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
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This program is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area.)
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This program has been pre-approved for up to 0.6 CEUs by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).