Thurs July 27 @8-9pm ET
Introductory Level 1-week Blended Course
AuD, SLP, ToD, and Families
Open until Jul 20, 2023. Save your spot!
As professionals supporting families of children with hearing loss, we play a unique role in guiding and coaching families as they learn and practice new skills to support their child’s listening and spoken language (LSL) development. Many families apply newly learned skills (meeting full time device wear time, integrating LSL strategies, attending appointments), and others face challenges in implementing these new changes in their lives. At the core of professional service, providing the right assistance is the pathway to success. This involves having the right knowledge, but also possessing the insight and skill to help families accept and utilize it. The new series “Collaboration and Counseling in AuD and LSL Service Delivery” explores the concepts of Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Change, Infant Mental Health and Reflective Supervision and their application to AuD and LSL interventions to support families and their child’s listening and spoken language success and enhance LSL professional practice. Click here to learn more about the series.
The field of Infant Mental Health is a multidisciplinary field with concepts and resources to enhance listening and spoken language practice. Learn about this field and how key concepts can strengthen your practice with young children and families. Learn how interventionists can apply knowledge about Infant Mental Health in practical ways to create and maintain strong working relationships with families so that infants and young children have the best support for language and overall development.
Ashleigh Kraft, LPC-S, IECMH-E® is the owner of Balanced Perspectives LLC where she provides consultation and training in the areas of infant mental health, non-profit leadership, and trauma informed care. She also works to support implementation of Snyder's Hope theory in practice. The major areas of focus in her professional experiences have included working with survivors of domestic violence, child maltreatment, and interpersonal trauma. She is endorsed as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor, Clinical. She is a state-wide trainer for Child-Parent Psychotherapy in Oklahoma and is endorsed through Zero to Three as a certified state trainer for DC: 0-5, the best-practice diagnostic manual for children birth through age 5. Ashleigh is passionate about the power of relationships, supporting the professional growth of helpers, and the importance of early relationships.Financial Disclosures: Ashleigh receives compensation as owner of Balanced Perspectives LLC. She also receives compensation from Hearing First to teach this course.Non-financial disclosures: She is a member of Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health and Zero to Three. She is also a Child-Parent Psychotherapy Trainer and endorsed through Zero to Three Trainer for DC: 0-5 Diagnostic Manual.
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 final live session.
You may return to the course homepage to access the link. Surveys will not be accepted after the 2-week deadline on 08/11/2023 at 11:59pm ET.
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.
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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 2.5 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.
Hearing First is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of
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 American Academy of Audiology.
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: July 20, 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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