Online Course #1: The Art of Structured Syntax Lessons: Assessing, Planning and Prompting (for Individuals Working with Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


Course #1 Description – The Art of Structured Syntax Lessons: Assessing, Planning and Prompting A child with hearing loss, even when fit with the best hearing device tuned to provide her optimal access to sound, requires a great deal of practice to learn to listen and talk.

This short course will enable participants to:

  • identify the child’s current language abilities and set appropriate long-term syntax goals and targets for the lesson;
  • design structured language lessons; and
  • conduct syntax lessons using modeling, imitation and prompting.

Target Audience: Educators (including teachers, early intervention providers, speech/language pathologists, instructional assistants) who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, ages 2-12, with a goal of developing listening and spoken language skills, and who want ASHA or LSLS CEUs and/or a certificate of completion.

At the end of registration period, you will receive a voucher (coupon) code, and can then take the course at your convenience from any location, within the time period allotted (see below).

Registration for this course ends at 4 pm, October 2, 2018. 

Course runs from October 4 to November 4, 2018.

Outreach Services, VSDB purchased access to four online, self-paced short courses (30 - 60 minutes each), and is making them available free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.* These courses were developed at the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID). Four courses will be offered this school year (Fall, 2018– Spring, 2019), and the first CID course for this year is being offered now. Those who register before the given deadline will be sent a code that will allow access for approximately one month (dates are specified) to take the course at their convenience, 24/7.  At the end of that course, each participant must complete an assessment, a course evaluation, and a questionnaire, and will then be able to request ASHA or LSLS CEUs and/or a certificate of completion. Individuals can take one or more course, and must register for each separately.  Information will be sent as registration for each course opens.

*If you do not need ASHA or LSLS credit or certificates of completion toward licensure, these courses can be accessed for free through CID without going through Outreach Services.


10/4/2018 - 11/4/2018


Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer


Early Childhood Elementary Hearing Impairment Paraprofessional Preschool Professional Development Professional Resources Related Services Speech/Language Impairment