Home-Based LSL Intervention

Experience Overview

This course will focus on the provision of effective LSL home-based services for families and their young children with hearing loss. Among the questions to be addressed are: What types of services can be provided via home-based intervention and how might this optimal delivery promote the young child’s developmental outcomes? What are those varied interventionist skills that provide optimal home-based intervention?  What can parents do to ensure their partners, other siblings, and extended family members maximize benefit from home-based intervention and what are the qualitative characteristics of household routines-based parent-child interactions that facilitate listening and spoken language?
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Experience Details


Live sessions are held on Tuesdays, 9:00-10:30pm ET

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 6 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®

Learning Level

Applying (Intermediate)

Experience Facilitator

Ellen A. Rhoades EdS, LSLS Cert AVT

An international consultant, mentor, and speaker, she founded and directed several Auditory-Verbal centers and programs. She was a Founding Director of Auditory-Verbal International and served on A.G Bell Association's Board of Directors. In addition to serving as review editor for many professional journals and authoring many peer-reviewed papers and chapters, she co-edited/authored (1) Auditory-Verbal Practice: Family-Centered Early Intervention, 2017; (2) Auditory-Verbal Therapy, 2016; and (3) Aural (Re)habilitation for Adolescents with Hearing Loss, 2010. Her awards include ‘Professional of the Year’ (AVI), ‘Program of the Year’ (AG Bell), and ‘Nitchie Award in Human Communication’ (League for the Hard of Hearing). Due to congenital bilateral profound hearing loss, she is a lifetime user of hearing devices.

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

  • State at least 5 evidence-based adverse home environmental/human interactive conditions that do not promote linguistic growth.
  • Present at least early intervention program service components that are delivered to each family within the child’s natural environment.
  • List at least 3 different ways to provide home-based services.
  • Present 1 strategy that promotes extended family and/or community support for economically distressed families.
  • Identify at least 5 high-quality characteristics of parent-child interactions that promote positive linguistic outcomes. 
  • State at least 5 strategies that can promote the involvement of fathers, siblings, and extended family members in the positive developmental outcomes for the child with hearing loss.

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 6 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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