18th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 3-5, 2019 • Chicago, IL

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3/03/2019  |   1:00 PM - 4:30 PM   |  Listening and Spoken Language: From Start to Finish   |  International F

Listening and Spoken Language: From Start to Finish

This session is designed to help attendees understand, “from start to finish,” the foundational and developmental aspects of listening and spoken language. Early interventionists, clinicians, and educators working with young children who are deaf or hard of hearing are often challenged by “what to do.” Parents who are interested in helping their child learn to talk and develop age-level speech and language skills may have no idea how to make that happen or that it’s even an option. The presenters will address the critically important components of knowledge, skills, abilities, and services that need to be in place to meet the comprehensive needs of young children and their families as they pursue listening and spoken language. Professionals and parents who attend this session will gain an appreciation of what is needed to develop and enhance listening and spoken language skills from the point of identification/diagnosis to arrival at school “kindergarten ready.” The following topics will be woven into the developmentally aligned structure of this presentation: • An overview of the range of communication modes/possibilities for teaching children and their families • Principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy and Auditory-Verbal Education; • The basis and explanation of terms and phrases such as "neurodevelopmental emergency," "the ear as the doorway to the brain," and 'brain access devices;" •Audiological management and indicators of excellence in audiology services foundational to teaching a child to listen through hearing; •Aspects of a comprehensive assessment of a child's listening and spoken language development; •Schedules of development; •Listening and spoken language, parent coaching and guidance strategies Active learning will take place in small and large group activities. Videotape samples will be used to address the above areas of focus. A host of resources will be reviewed/shared. “Ask Anything” question and answer periods will be offered as part of this session.

  • Participants will be able to list the range of communication and language opportunities for teaching infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Participants will be able to describe the critical importance of excellence in audiology as the foundation of listening and spoken language development
  • Participants will be able to detail key components of assessment and intervention that equip professionals, parents, and, ultimately, children in optimizing access to hearing and, therefore, spoken language.

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Presenters/Authors

Gayla Guignard (), Alexander Graham Bell Association, gguignard@agbell.org;
Gayla Hutsell Guignard is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Alexander Graham Bell Association. She was the Indiana State EHDI Coordinator for six year and also spent two years as the inaugural Director of the Indiana Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Gayla also as many years of direct experience in providing services to children who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families and training of undergraduate and graduate audiology, speech-language pathology and deaf education students. Gayla's work as an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, certified listening and spoken language specialist, and non-profit and government program administrator has provided her with multi perspectives of the field.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from employee.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional relationship for Other volunteer activities.  


Donald Goldberg (), College of Wooster/CCF, GOLDBED@ccf.org;
Donald M. Goldberg is a Professor of Communication at the College of Wooster (Ohio), and a Consultant on the Professional Staff with the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute. Dr. Goldberg is the former Executive Director of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. Don is a Past President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and Past President of AG Bell. Dr. Goldberg completed his master’s degree in speech- language pathology in 1979 and his Ph.D. in auditory rehabilitation in 1985 from the University of Florida. He is dually certified in speech-language pathology and audiology. Dr. Goldberg is also a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT). He is proud to be the grandfather of Sarah, Lydia, and Elizabeth.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Carol Flexer (), The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, cflexer@uakron.edu;
Carol Flexer received her doctorate in audiology from Kent State University in 1982. She was at The University of Akron for 25 years as a Distinguished Professor of Audiology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Special areas of expertise include pediatric and educational audiology. Dr. Flexer continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally about pediatric audiology issues and has authored more than 155 publications. She has co-edited and authored thirteen books.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.