LSL Video Observation Series - Elder 1

Experience Overview

In this learning experience, learners will view video recorded intervention sessions featuring Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS™) guiding and coaching families/caregivers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. For each session, learners will be provided with specific session plans, case history, and audiological information including speech perception scores and diagnostic evaluations of spoken language skills. While this experience is expected to meet the criteria for structured video observation for professionals aspiring to become a Certified LSLS™, it is also an opportunity for professionals or families to view best practices in LSL intervention. Following the video observations, learners will participate in a live online session to gain valuable insights, reinforce knowledge, and extend the LSL learning. Participation in the live session is required to receive continuing education credits and/or signed structured video observation documentation.

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Experience Details


Live session on Tuesday December 4, from 4:00 - 5:30pm ET

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 1.5 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 is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (Cert AVT) with Hearts for Hearing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is the Director of Clinical Care at Hearts for Hearing and coordinates a multidisciplinary team of audiologists, speech-language pathologists and otologists. Tamara has been with Hearts for Hearing since 2001 and has obtained additional certification in Listening and Spoken Language. She provides family centered auditory-verbal therapy services for infants, toddlers and children with hearing loss. Tamara participated in a yearlong Leadership Development Program with the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2016 and continues to make contributions in this area. Tamara has previously served two terms as Secretary for the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is currently president-elect.

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 examples of parent coaching strategies and techniques used in the parent-infant early intervention session
  • Describe at least 3 occurrences of interventionist and/or parent use of LSL strategies and techniques during child interactions within the session.
  • Identify 3 auditory, speech and/or language skills practiced with the child during the intervention session. 
  • Describe 2 examples showing application of the child’s assessment information to activities in the intervention 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. 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 1.5 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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