Washington-based AG Bell’s Listening and Spoken Language Symposium for professionals working with children/adults who are deaf/hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language is planned in St Louis in July.

It is scheduled for July 23 to 25 at the St Louis Union Station Marriott.

The theme is Executive Function (EF)—a critical aspect for children to learn how to learn. Vital to the development of problem solving, social competence, and academic readiness, EF is a cognitive process that influences and controls behavior such as working memory, organizational strategies, and inhibition.

Understanding EF is essential for professionals working with children with hearing loss. In spite of early hearing detection and intervention and the dramatic advancement of hearing technologies, some children who are deaf or hard of hearing continue to exhibit learning challenges while others are not maximizing their potential. At the heart of these challenges may be an understanding of EF.

The symposium committee’s roster includes:
-Jill B. Firszt, PhD, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
-Ellen Rhoades, EdS, LSLS Cert AVT, Auditory-Verbal Training/Consultation Services International
-Melody Harrison, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
-Julia Biedenstein, MS, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd, The Moog Center for Deaf Education

Click here for more information and to register.

[Source: AG Bell]