The 2009 Listening & Spoken Language Symposium hosted by AG Bell is scheduled on July 23 to 25 at the St Louis Union Station Marriott in St Louis.

AG Bell’s short courses offer theory, CEUs, and practical knowledge for listening and spoken language professionals, says AG Bell.

Trust the Hearing—Monitoring Auditory Skill Development in Support of Listening and Spoken Language, is scheduled on July 23 from 9 am to 4 pm (5 CEUs). Participants will receive an overview of the significance of hearing and the importance of appropriate hearing technology and intervention, says AG Bell. The short course is suited for early interventionists and professionals in the mainstream who want a greater understanding of auditory skill development.

Through lecture, discussion, and video demonstrations, presenters will address strategies for:

  • Counseling families to develop hearing as part of their child’s personality
  • How to develop and monitor therapy and education goals
  • Strategies to use in the classroom and individual therapy sessions that will enhance language development
  • Facilitating effective communication among the child’s educational team and caregivers

The presenters are Judy Horvath, MA, LSLS Cert AVEd, clinical director/educational services coordinator, Bolesta Center Inc; and Julie Steele, MA, LSLS Cert AVEd, teacher/consultant for people who are hearing impaired.

The other short course, Renewed Perspectives in Listening and Spoken Language, is sold out. To add your name to the waiting list, e-mail [email protected].

Attendance at the symposium is not required to register for a short course.

To register for the symposium, click here. For hotel reservations at the special ’09 symposium rate, click here.

Event sponsors include: Advanced Bionics;The Bolesta Center; Carle Foundation Hospital—ECHO Program; Central Institute for the Deaf, St Louis; Cochlear Americas, Gallaudet University, Gift of Hearing Foundation, Glottal Enterprises Inc; Hamilton CapTel;
MED-EL Corp; The Moog Center for Deaf Education; The National Cued Speech Association;
Oticon Pediatrics; Phonak; Plural Publishing; Sprint Relay/Relay Missouri; St Joseph Institute for the Deaf; St Louis Children’s Hospital; Sorenson Communications; and The Wasily Family Foundation.

[Source: AG Bell]