Right from the Start: Assessing LSL of Infants & Toddlers with Hearing Loss

Experience Overview

Infants and toddlers, birth to age 3, identified with hearing loss require a comprehensive assessment of their communication abilities prior to formulating a prognosis and initiating a thorough listening and spoken language intervention plan. As LSL interventionists, we must get this right from the start, or we risk possible delays in the child’s communication development. This learning experience will explore the process of assessing a child’s current level of communication function using standard and non-standard assessments and evaluation procedures.

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Experience Details


Live sessions are held on Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm ET.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 4.5 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

K. Todd Houston PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT™

Learning Structure

For each of our online Learning Experiences, learners gather in a private group space to access the course content. Courses 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.

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Learning Objectives

  • Collect case history information and integrate information from parents, family, caregivers, teachers, relevant others, and other professionals.
  • Identify and conduct screenings and standard and non-standard assessments that are appropriate for infants and toddlers with hearing loss.
  • Interpret, integrate, and synthesize all assessment information to develop a diagnosis, prognosis, and long- and short-term goals for intervention.

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. Learn More


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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 4.5 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®.

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Hearing First (HF) Learning Experiences and Community Discussions are powerful learning tools to advance the practice of teaching spoken language through listening. These experiences foster the understanding and application of the science and art of LSL practice. The opinions and comments of facilitators and learners in Hearing First Learning Experiences are not necessarily the viewpoints shared by Hearing First and/or by other Community Members. As a reminder, Hearing First Learning Experiences are governed by and subject to the Hearing First Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community Code of Conduct, and we encourage all Community Members participating in a Hearing First Learning Experience to review our policies regularly.