Auditory Training for Connected Speech Skills- Course #4 Register Now! (Online, Self-Paced Short Courses from CID for Individuals Working with Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


Outreach Services, VSDB has purchased access to four more 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).

Auditory Training for Connected Speech Skill (Course #4)

Registration dates: Feb. 12 - Feb. 19, 2018

Date when course is available: Feb. 20 - Mar. 20, 2018

To engage with others in natural environments such as play, school and home, children need the ability to understand phrases and sentences. This course covers strategies for teaching, tracking and collecting data as a systematic approach to helping children learn to understand connected and conversational speech. The goals for the child are to identify key words in sentences, to follow directions, to repeat practiced sentences, to converse with picture context, to converse about a familiar topic and to engage in connected discourse tracking.

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.

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).

Those who register before the given deadline for each will be sent a code that will allow access for approximately one month (dates are specified) to take that 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. People may take as many or few courses as they choose, but for optimal benefit, it is recommended for this series that all four courses be taken. Presenters of these short courses refer to the Speech Perception Instructional Curriculum and Evaluation (SPICE) Kit, developed by CID; however, you can benefit greatly from the information provided even if you don’t have this kit. SPICE Kits have been ordered by Outreach Services, and will be placed in some TTAC Lending Libraries for Virginia educators to borrow, free of charge. Information on borrowing kits will be sent to registrants at a later date.             

*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.


2/20/2018 - 3/20/2018


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