Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Upcoming Workshop: "Play It By Ear!" through First Sounds-First Words (FREE FOR PARENTS!)

First Sounds-First Words is an educational series focusing on children with hearing loss and deafness can learn to listen and speak, made possible through a generous grant from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust.

What: "Play It By Ear!" - Intervention for children with hearing loss to develop spoken language. Presented by Teresa H. Caraway, Ph.D., CCCSLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Joanna T. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, and Jace Wolf, Ph.D., CCC-A from Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, OK will present on the following topics:
  • Protocol for audiological management of children with hearing loss
  • Fitting hearing aids (as young as 2 weeks of age) bilateral cochlear implantation, children with auditory dysynchrony and other complications
  • Strategies and intervention techniques to develop auditory skills from detection to conservation
  • Videotape segments to demonstrate strategies at various auditory skill levels (babies through preschoolers)
  • Using children's literature to facilitate development of conversational abilities (this is probably why Miss Becky has us read 10 books a day to Aiden! SMILES!)
  • How to facilitate auditory skill development and spoken language development to help children with hearing loss become engaging conversationalists
Where: Cook Children's Medical Center, Forth Worth, TX

When: Thursday, Sept 18 from 8am to 4pm and Friday, Sept. 19 from 8am to 3:30 pm (if you can only come for part of the time, that is just fine!)

Who: For more information and a registration form, contact Becky Clem, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Rehab Education Coordinator and Project Coordinator for First Sounds-First Words by emailing

Remember mom and dad, this is FREE to parents (but you do have to contact Becky to register)! What a better way to learn how to help our children succeed than through a FREE seminar given by known professionals! Encourage your whole team (ECI therapists, SLPs, audiologists) to attend too! Miss Becky is one of Aiden's AVT's and is just absolutely amazing! She is always finding ways to help parents help their deaf/hard of hearing children succeed! This is just one of many workshops she has helped coordinate for our local families and professionals. We are very lucky to have her in our community! Hope you can make it!


leah said...

Makes me wish we lived in Texas! What a great workshop for parents! Maybe you can post some of the ideas they present for working with kids. I love stealing therapy ideas, especially since TC is the only real modality available in our county. I have to come up with my own AVT things!

Mikki said...

Yes I agree! I wished we had workshops here for parents to attend. I love learning new ideas and techniques to use with my kids.

Bill and Shelly said...

Workshops like this one can be of great value to parents. They really help to clarify issues that we as parents need answeres to. I know they really helped me when we were starting the process with Alliosn's CI.

PolyglotMom said...

I just wanted to wish you luck with your upcoming MRI! I know it's an important part to your journey. Lucas had a repeat MRI last week, because the first one was not done properly and they didn't get to see what they needed to! How frustrating! We're still waiting to hear back about it. We'll be thinking about you!

Dustin, Heather and Gavin said...

My name is Heather Frost.
My son is deaf as well.
Profound In the Left Ear which is now implanted. Right ear is Severe!
I wanted to invite you to my blog
and feel free to leave comments.