Speech Acoustics Detective Work: Advanced

Experience Overview

Understanding the acoustics of speech influences our ability to address the acoustic access needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing as they are developing spoken language. We will examine a myriad of ways that speech acoustics can be applied to our work. Opportunities will be provided to analyze information from case histories and videos of children and relate it to speech acoustics. Acoustic access or lack of access typically holds some of the answers to why children with hearing loss can demonstrate difficulty in developing some specific speech and language skills. The rainbow audiogram will be explored in depth related to auditory access and participants will learn practical applications for children with hearing loss. We will explore and practice some ways to determine what is getting to the child’s brain by assessing acoustic access and speech perception abilities. Once we have determined access through the technology we will relate that information to speech acoustics and apply that to auditory, speech and language milestones. Hearing loss configurations will be addressed in relation to children’s speech and language error patterns. Information from speech perception, speech articulation error patterns and language errors will be used to analyze and understand how all these aspects are interrelated and provide us invaluable information to apply when providing listening and spoken language therapy.

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Experience Details

Dates

Live sessions are held on Mondays September 9, 16, 23, and October 7 from 9-10:30 PM ET.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 10 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and 1.0 CEUs from the American Academy of Audiology.

Learning Level

Advancing (Advanced)

Experience Facilitator

Sylvia Rotfleisch M.Sc.A, LSLS Cert. AVT.

Sylvia Rotfleisch is an Auditory-Verbal therapist and audiologist with over thirty years of experience who is currently in private practice in the Los Angeles area. She trained at McGill University with Dr. Daniel Ling and has worked at the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf, the House Ear Institute and has been a consultant for many other schools and programs. Sylvia has taught at the teacher training program at the USC, John Tracy Clinic teacher training program and California Lutheran University. Ms. Rotfleisch has published several articles and book chapters.

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

  • Summarize acoustic correlations of speech features and how they relate to the audiogram.
  • Describe several ways to informally assess a child's auditory access and speech perception
  • Summarize how the audiogram, hearing loss and speech acoustics relate directly to speech
    and language development
  • Apply principles of speech acoustics to case histories to determine strengths, weaknesses and determine goals

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

10

AG Bell

1.0

AAA

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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 10 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®.

Logo: American Academy of Audiology - Continuing Education in Audiology

Hearing First is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 1.0 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 American Academy of Audiology.

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