Together, we'll focus on practical, ready-to-implement strategies and techniques to guide and coach families on their listening and spoken language journey to be their child's first and most important teacher.
Available May 1 to May 31
Introductory Level Self-Study
AuD, SLP, ToD, and Families
Open until Apr 30, 2023. Save your spot!
This learning experience will move beyond coaching theory and models and focus on practical and ready to implement strategies and techniques to coach parents of children with hearing loss in listening and spoken language (LSL) early intervention. It’s all about the parent coaching strategies, whether delivering face to face intervention in a program or the home or through telepractice. Through videotape excerpts and interaction, participants will examine and discuss tools and strategies designed to build highly effective parent-professional partnerships and expand the family’s abilities to promote their child’s listening and spoken language skills throughout their daily, play and social routines.
Teresa H. Caraway, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, CEO of Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation, supports families and professionals on the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey through Awareness, Education, and Community. With more than 30 years’ experience in Auditory-Verbal practice, consulting, and presenting, Dr. Caraway served as the Founding President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director of Hearts for Hearing. She served on the Board of Auditory-Verbal International and was a founding board member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Financial Disclosures: Dr. Caraway receives compensation from Hearing First as CEO.Non-financial Disclosures: She 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.
Learners who request CE credits but do not complete all course requirements will receive an email communication at the end of the course. No partial credit will be awarded.
To get the most from your learning you'll need:
a digital device such as a laptop or tablet with audio
a strong Internet connection with bandwidth minimum of 512 Kbps
to download the Adobe Connect app (more details here).
to check your browser settings (more details here).
All assignments are tracked and learners can confirm completion on the homepage of the
course. It is the learner’s responsibility to ensure that assignments are tracked appropriately. Please note - all videos are captioned and transcripts are
available. If you have issues with video tracking, please review the following tips in our FAQ section.
Live interactive sessions are held on Adobe Connect, our virtual classroom where you’ll engage with a facilitator. Live sessions are captioned in real-time
and recordings are available for review following the session.
Participate in the full live session each week in Adobe Connect. The link will be available on the course homepage on the day of each session.
Use a tablet, desktop or laptop computer, not your mobile device.
Test your connection and sign in early. The Adobe Connect room opens 20 minutes before the live session starts.
Use the chat feature. If you have connectivity or tracking issues, this serves as our only other record of your attendance in the Adobe Connect live session. You’ll need to:
Introduce yourself in the chat once you login.
Participate in all questions and polls during the session.
Add your name to chat before signing out when the session ends.
Complete the self-assessment and course evaluation survey. The link is emailed the day after the course close date. You may return to the course homepage to access the link. Surveys will not be accepted after the 2-week deadline.
After completing the survey you’ll receive an email with a link to the course homepage to download a customized Certificate of Completion.
Continuing education credits are offered for this learning experience. Although there’s no cost to you as a participant to register or earn credit for this course, your full commitment to participate and engage in the learning is considered your contribution.
When you register, select which organization(s) should receive your course completion information and provide your personal ID if applicable.
See more about Learning Experience policies in our FAQ section.
Visit Registration FAQs
Hearing First courses are offered in English and include a private group space to access all your learning throughout the course.
To participate in a Hearing First learning experience, all learners must first join their respective community (Professional Learning Community or Family Support Community).
Members can access all of their registered learning experiences (upcoming, current, and completed) through the learning dashboard after logging into their community.
Stay current with all the latest annoucements, information, and learning progress on your course’s homepage. You can also expect several emails from us during the course.
Announcements about any pre-learning or other information about the course
A reminder the day before a live session, when applicable
A course survey and information on how to claim CE credits the day after the course ends
In the event of course changes or cancellations
It’s our goal to make your learning experience both simple and straightforward so you can focus on the content and be at
your best throughout your learning journey. We’re here to help, which is why we’ve compiled a list of FAQs that will make your learning experience
as seamless as possible!
Hearing First is approved by the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language to offer Continuing Education Hours for Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) certification. This program has been approved for a maximum of 10 CEUs. AG Bell Academy approval of this course is based on information shared by the approved provider. Views shared by the presenter(s) may not necessarily reflect the views of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language either in part or whole.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
Registration for this Learning Experience will close on: April 30, 2023
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
in a Hearing First Learning Experience to review our policies regularly.
We're a subsidiary organization of the Oberkotter Foundation, a private foundation with a 35-year history supporting Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) opportunities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
An excellent resource for professionals to use with families, this eBook shows the logic chain that connects basic brain biology and how we learn to talk and read. Created with Dr. Carol Flexer, Ph.D., CCC/A, LSLS Cert. AVT, this eBook will help families understand each step on the path, or link in the logic chain, to help their child reach their full potential.
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