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A special free twilight with Professor David Ertmer
 
Professor David Ertmer will be presenting this special twilight event on 23 February at VDEI, as part of an online literacy project currently in development. 

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Indicators of auditory-guided speech development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Presenter

Professor David Ertmer

Twilight overview

As more and more children who are deaf or hard of hearing experience the benefits of early identification and effective hearing technologies, deaf educators, speech pathologists, and audiologists are called to seek new ways to document progress in spoken language abilities.  Changes in children’s prelinguistic speech patterns and the attainment of high levels of speech intelligibility can indicate that hearing is being used to guide development. The two main goals of this interactive presentation are (1) to introduce a simple, three-level classification system for assessing auditory-guided changes in children’s prelinguistic vocalisations, and (2) to review ways to assess children’s speech intelligibility levels.  Attendees will practise identifying and classifying vocalisations from video and audio examples, conduct a “write-down” assessment of speech intelligibility from recorded speech samples, and learn ways in which these indicators of auditory-guided development can be useful in planning and providing communication intervention.

Learning objectives

After attending this twilight presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Classify prelinguistic utterances as Precanonical, Basic Canonical Syllables, or Advanced Forms
  • Identify indicators of auditory-guided speech development in children’s prelinguistic vocalisations
  • Define speech intelligibility
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of rating scales and write-down procedures in the assessment of speech intelligibility
  • Give at least three uses for speech intelligibility scores in educational settings

About the presenter

David J. Ertmer is a Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  He received a B.S. from Marquette University, a M. S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.  His professional career includes experiences as a school speech pathologist in Wisconsin and Colorado and as a clinical supervisor at Purdue University.  He has regularly taught courses in aural rehabilitation and clinical methods in communication disorders.  His NIH-funded research has examined prelinguistic vocal development, phonological development, and the attainment of intelligible speech in young children who receive cochlear implants and children who are typically developing.  David has been an associate editor of the American Journal of Speech-language Pathology and of Language, Speech, Language and Hearing Services in the Schools, an editorial consultant for 14 professional journals, and a reviewer of NIH and international research proposals.  Along with approximately 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, he is the author of The Source for Children with Cochlear Implants (PRO-ED Inc.) and co-editor, along with Mary Pat Moeller and Carl Stoel-Gammon, of Promoting Language and Literacy in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Brookes Publishing Co.).

Public transport

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.
 
The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

Parking

Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.
  1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and
  2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:
     
        •    Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)
        •    Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane.
 
Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.
 
Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities on site at VDEI.​​​​​​​​​​​ 
Dates and Times

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:00 PM till 7:00 PM

Add to Calendar2/23/2016 5:00 PM2/23/2016 7:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneFREE TWILIGHT: Indicators of auditory-guided speech development A special free twilight with Professor David Ertmer   Professor David Ertmer will be presenting this special twilight event on 23 February at VDEI, as part of an online literacy project currently in development.  Presentation tit...The VDEI Learning Centre, Victorian Deaf Education Institute, 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists, audiologists and parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Cost

Standard

No Charge

Remote

No Charge

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