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Auditory-Verbal Therapy Basics – What if Audition Alone is Not Enough?
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This course will take participants through the case study of a child with borderline auditory access.

Information will be provided on the child's functioning at various points in time and action plans will be discussed. Participants will also discuss treatment plans for students already using oral language or sign language but who have received a cochlear implant.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn to:

  1. List pertinent information about a case study, determine additional information that is needed and establish treatment plans for a child with limited auditory access.​
  2. Generate auditory goals for older children with visual oral language skills in order to maximise the use of technology.
  3. ​Generate auditory goals for children using sign language and learning to use the signal from a cochlear implant.​
​​​​​PRESENTER- Cheryl L. Dickson

Cheryl L. Dickson is an international leader in Auditory-Verbal practice. A  Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, Ms Dickson has over 30 years of experience in the field of childhood hearing loss and teaching spoken language through listening.

A member of the first group to achieve Auditory-Verbal Certification, Ms Dickson continues to share her passion for children with hearing loss and their families learning to listen and talk by mentoring professionals around the world so that they too can become LSLS Certified.

Ms Dickson is the immediate past president of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, Washington, and has previously dedicated five years on the Certification Committee shaping the Academy guidelines and standards for the current LSLS certification. Additionally she has served as a consultant to listening and spoken language programs throughout the world and is the founder and past Director of the CLASP Auditory-Verbal Centre in Manila, Philippines.

An accomplished mentor, consultant, trainer, and Cert. Auditory-Verbal Therapist (AVT), Ms Dickson has authored many publications including the Cochlear Ltd publications: “Tracking a Listening Child (TLC)”, A Clinician’s Guide – Adult Expectations” and “Sound Foundation for Babies”, a practical resource of yearly lessons and activities for parents who are seeking a listening and spoken language outcome for their baby who may not have access to a spoken language specialist.  She also contributed to the 50 FAQs and 101 FAQs about AV Therapy by AG Bell, as well as numerous other publications.​​

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Dates and Times

Saturday, October 10, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar10/10/2015 9:00 AM10/10/2015 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneAuditory-Verbal Therapy Basics – What if Audition Alone is Not Enough?This course will take participants through the case study of a child with borderline auditory access. Information will be provided on the child's functioning at various points in time and action plans will be discussed. Participants will also discus...The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road, MelbourneVictorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers and professionals working with students with hearing loss
Cost

Standard

$95

Remote

$100

Student or Parent

$70

Full time students receive a 25% discount

Location
The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne