Research to Practice: Digging into the Evidence

Experience Overview

In this journal club-model learning experience, learners will engage as a group and review research articles related to prelinguistic development in typically developing infants and identify how the information applies to LSL intervention, professional practice and home routines. Learners will be guided through discussions and interactive learning to address some of the questions surrounding the influence congenital hearing loss has on both an infant’s first year of life, family interactions and LSL intervention plans. Following the guided discussions, learners will have the opportunity to develop action plans to improve their practice with infants.

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Experience Details


Live session is held on Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm ET, the next live session is Wednesday, September 12.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 1.5 CEUs per live session from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®

Learning Level

Applying (Intermediate)

Experience Facilitator

Uma Soman PhD, LSLS Cert AVEd

Teacher of the deaf, Mentor to pre-service and in-service professionals

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

  • Review and discuss research related to typical infant development and precursors of language acquisition.
  • Analyze the impact of congenital hearing loss on infant development and language acquisition.
  • Identify practitioner and family behaviors that can be developed or modified to minimize negative impact on congenital hearing loss on infant development.

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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Tech Requirements

The Hearing First Learning Philosophy

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