Exploring Auditory Verbal Strategies

Experience Overview

Auditory-verbal strategies are critical to helping children achieve listening and spoken language competency.  In order for strategies to be successful, a provider and parent must have a toolbox of strategies, as well as understand how and when to use each strategy.  In this four week course, strategies will be defined, resources will be shared, and the appropriate use of strategies will be explored.


How to Earn the .6 CEUs for this Course

We take the provision of continuing education credits responsibly. This means credits are awarded for your participation and attendance in the learning experience.

  •       Review the pre-learning content and complete assignments.
  •       Share in the group discussions.
  •       Attend and actively share in polls and chat in all 4 live sessions for the entire duration. (Required)
  •       Complete the Feedback Survey by the due date. (Required)
  •       CEU certificates will be emailed to you 4 weeks after the live session.  


Sherri Fickenscher has a non-financial disclosure related to the content of this course. She is the author of the free resource "Auditory-Verbal Strategies to Build Listening and Spoken Language Skills" included in the pre-learning materials.

Sherri Fickenscher has no financial relationships to disclose related to this course.

Lindsay Zombek has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this course. 

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Experience Details


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

Learning Credits

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

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Sherri Fickenscher M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd

Sherri Fickenscher, M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd, is an Education Support Specialist and Early Interventionist at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Pennsylvania. Sherri also mentors professionals seeking their certification as Listening and Spoken Language Specialists

Experience Facilitator

Lindsay Zombek MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

Lindsay Zombek, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT is a Team Lead and Clinical Specialist with the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Cochlear Implant Program (Cleveland, OH) providing aural rehabilitation for children and adults with hearing loss and their families. She serves on the Ohio Chapter of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing board. She presents locally and nationally on topics related to aural rehabilitation and hearing loss.

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

  • Define several auditory-verbal strategies
  • Discuss the benefits of various strategies in reaching targeted goals
  • Identify three resources for continued learning in regards to auditory-verbal strategies
  • Share techniques for coaching caregivers on the proper use of auditory-verbal strategies

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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