EARLY HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
MARCH 2-5, 2021

(Virtually the same conference, without elevators, airplane tickets, or hotel room keys)

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3/05/2021  |   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   |  Parents and Professionals Team Up for Speech!   |  Virtual Platform

Parents and Professionals Team Up for Speech!

Newborn hearing screening has made the promise of early identification and intervention a reality for so many infants. Screening by the age of 1 month, diagnostic testing by age 3 months, and intervention begun by age 6 months is the ideal scenario. Expectations for outcomes in listening and spoken language are typically high for children who follow the timeline. Barriers to progress can occur, however, when not all members of the team share the same goals and have the requisite knowledge and skills to follow through with the standards of care as set out by numerous bodies (e.g., AAA, AG Bell, ASHA, JCIH, etc.). Precious time can be lost when assessments that target necessary adjustments are lacking. The speakers will present a case study of one family’s journey with their young child to identify the missing elements necessary for speech development. The McGinnis Phonologic Screening is a parent- and professional-friendly assessment that revealed the child’s gaps in her speech development, and that also served as the basis for targeting remediation of her speech. Parents and professionals worked together to choose developmentally appropriate strategies and activities to allow her speech, beginning with voice, to become intelligible to not only her family, but to unfamiliar listeners as well. Participants will review concepts of the Ling speech system in assessing, developing, and remediating listening and spoken language with diverse languages, including English and Spanish. Participants will apply assessment and remediation tools in English and Spanish to the video case study.

  • Participants will explain the basic concepts of the Ling speech system for teaching listening and spoken language in developmental and remedial early childhood contexts.
  • Participants will review resource materials that assist parents and professionals in using the Ling speech system to assess, develop, and remediate listening and spoken language in English and Spanish early childhood contexts.
  • Participants will apply the McGinnis Phonologic Screening for parents and professionals in assessing and remediating speech issues demonstrated in video a case study.

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Mary McGinnis (), John Tracy Center/Mount Saint Mary's University, marydmcginnis@gmail.com;
Mary McGinnis is the previous Director of the John Tracy Center Graduate Program. She is currently faculty in two graduate programs (JTC, CSULA), and mentors future Listening and Spoken Language Specialist candidates. She has taught individuals with hearing loss for over 50 years in a variety of settings (parent-infant, special day classes, itinerant), using various approaches, including sign language, Cued Speech, and listening and spoken language. Her academic preparation includes a BA in English and MA in education/special education from California State University Los Angeles, and MA and PhD Candidate in Linguistics from University of Southern California. She has published and presented on numerous topics including auditory skills (e.g., The Auditory Skills Curriculum), speech, sociolinguistics, and parent support. After working in the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County schools, Oralingua School, and the House Ear Institute, Mary joined John Tracy Center in 1995.


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Fernanda Hinojosa (), Aurea Lab, fernanda@aurealab.org;
Fernanda Hinojosa founded Aurea Lab in Mexico City, which provides auditory-verbal services in Mexico, and globally. As Director of Aurea Lab, she designed the program, and supervises all staff. She is a member of the A.G. Bell Board and the Ling Consortium, and collaborates with John Tracy Center on various projects.


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Brianda Campero (), Aurea Lab, Mexico City, brianda@aurealab.org;
Brianda Campero is a speech language pathologist at Aurea Lab in Mexico City. She provides auditory-verbal therapy and guides families from Mexico and various Spanish-speaking countries, mainly through telepractice, under the supervision of Dr. Fernanda Hinojosa.


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