LSL Intervention Observation Series - Elder 5

Experience Overview

Engaging and equipping families of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing is fundamental to delivering family-centered listening and spoken language (LSL) early intervention. LSL interventionists build the capacity of family members to promote their child’s auditory, speech and language skills in the everyday routines of family life.

Learners will observe best practices for guiding and coaching families. This experience is designed to deepen understanding of why specific goals, strategies and activities are used based on a specific child and family’s needs.

Expanded to include two weeks of pre-learning with one 90-minute live session to maximize and deepen the learning as follows:

Week 1: Observe and analyze excerpts of an LSLS Cert. AVT intervention session to: identify and understand use of specific LSL strategies and techniques; diagnostically determine a child’s current level of functioning and identify and understand use of specific parent coaching techniques.

Week 2: Observe a video of an entire LSL intervention session to understand how to: organize a session to optimize parent coaching and guidance; implement intervention goals and objectives to support the child's level of development; use LSL strategies and techniques in developmentally appropriate teaching activities; and have as an option the opportunity to complete Academy Form C-3 prior to actively participating in a live session for further discussion with the LSLS professional.

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Experience Details

Dates

Two weeks of pre-learning opens January 13 and the live session is on Thursday January 27, from 8:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 4 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Tamara Elder M.S. CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Tamara Elder, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a Programs Leader with Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation. Formerly of Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, Ms. Elder has more than 20 years of experience in providing family centered listening and spoken language services for infants, toddlers, and children with hearing loss working within a multi-disciplinary team approach. She is passionate about today’s opportunities for all families of children with hearing loss to listen and talk. Ms. Elder has served as President of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2019 to 2020 and was the recipient of the 2015 Gwen Casey Award for Outstanding Clinical Service by the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a member of AG Bell, American Cochlear Implant Alliance, and the Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health.

Financial Disclosures: Elder receives compensation from Hearing First as Programs Leader.

Non-financial Disclosures: Ms. Elder is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), holds Certification of Clinical Competency (CCC) from ASHA. She is a member of AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She holds Certification of Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She is also a member of American Cochlear Implant Alliance and Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health.

Learning Structure

For each of our online Learning Experiences, learners gather in a private group space to access the course content. Courses may include resources, such as videos, articles, handouts, and quizzes, to help learners comprehend, apply, practice, and reflect on the content of each session. Courses with live interactive sessions are held on Adobe Connect, our virtual classroom, with the course facilitator.

Registration will open on Dec. 20, 2021

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explain at least 3 LSL strategies and techniques implemented in the intervention session to teach spoken language through listening. 

  • Identify and discuss the child’s current level of functioning in at least 3 child developmental areas. 

  • Describe the structure and steps of an LSL intervention session to optimize parent engagement and coaching to build capacity in families. 

  • Identify and discuss at least 3 parent coaching strategies and techniques implemented in the session.

CEUs and Participating

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are offered for this learning experience. Although there’s no cost to you as a participant to register for this course or CEU credits, your full commitment to participate and engage in the learning is considered your contribution.

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Hearing First is approved by the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 4 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®.

How to Earn CEUs

This new course includes assignments for 2 pre-learning weeks and one live session for a total of 4 CEUs earned from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®.

The C-3 form is an additional available option. The C-3 form is not required to earn CEUs. No partial CE credits will be awarded.

The requirements for earning CE credits: 

  • Complete all assignments tagged for CE credit in the 2 pre-learning sessions. Detailed instructions and CE equivalents can be found at the top of each lesson page. Track your progress from the course homepage.
  • Share in the group discussions.
  • Attend the live session and actively share in polls and the chat for the entire duration.
  • Complete the Feedback Survey within 2 weeks. The link is emailed the day after the final live session, or return to the course homepage to access the link.
  • After completing all requirements, you’ll receive an email with a link to download the Certificate of Completion, or return to the course homepage at any time after to access the link.

The requirements for earning a C-3: 

  • Complete all learning experience CE requirements noted above.
  • Upload a completed copy of the C-3 form prior to the live session.
  • Attend the live session and actively share in polls and the chat for the entire duration.
  • Complete the Feedback Survey within 2 weeks. The link is emailed the day after the final live session, or return to the course homepage to access the link. Your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.
  • Receive your signed C-3 form within 4 weeks after the live session.
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