Partnering with LSL Parents

Experience Overview

Professionals have been providing support to parents of children with hearing loss for decades. The manner in which professionals have provided this support has changed over the years and varies from professional to professional. Using a theoretical framework that includes adult learning principles has proven to be an effective means of engaging parents. This learning experience will provide participants with information about adult learners and the parent perspective. Information presented in this course will provide the learners with evidence about the importance of developing trust, respect, and rapport. In addition, strategies and techniques for gathering information and communicating with parents will be included.

Live Interactive Session Dates: April 3, 10

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Experience Details


Live sessions are held on Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm ET.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 3 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® (pending)

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Betsy Moog Brooks EdD, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd™

Dr. Betsy Moog Brooks is the Executive Director of the Moog Center for Deaf Education. She received her Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing from Washington University and her Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Andragogy, the study of adult learners, from Lindenwood University. She is certified in Deaf Education, Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and Early Childhood Education, and is a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist.

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

  • Identify 3 characteristics of adult learners.
  • Describe strategies for developing partnerships with parents.
  • List at least 3 techniques early interventionists use to effectively gather information from parents.

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


AG Bell

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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 3 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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