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Child Development 36-60 Months in LSL Intervention

Experience Overview

Children today born deaf or hard of hearing have unprecedented opportunities to reach their full potential as they interact with the world around them and learn to listen and talk alongside their siblings and peers. We don’t have a moment to spare, so let’s start learning!

For children to reach their full potential, the adults in their lives must have a strong knowledge base of typical development. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and professionals must be continually stretching a child by keeping one step ahead of them. This means knowing what’s expected at certain ages. It also means knowing when a child is veering a bit too far off the path and discovering ways to unlock potential in each and every child.

This learning experience will focus on areas of typical development for ages 36-60 months where we’ll answer some important questions: What’s happening in the brain during this critical time period? What types of language structures and conversational skills are emerging during this time? How easily and frequently do children acquire new vocabulary words? How do we help develop theory of mind, social-emotional, literacy, and numeracy skills from the start? Perhaps the biggest question of all: How do we stay current and continue to ensure every child who is deaf or hard of hearing reaches their full potential, focusing on listening and spoken language development in all aspects of the child’s life.

*Please note: This course is skipping the week of May 25th. Please mark your calendar!

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Experience Details

Dates

Live sessions are held on Mondays, May 11, 18, June 1, 8, 2020 from 8:00 to 9:30PM ET.

Learning Credits

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

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Heather Grantham Ph.D.

Heather Grantham, Ph.D. is Director of Deaf Education Studies and Associate Professor in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Grantham earned her Master’s in Education of the Deaf at Smith College and taught at the Moog Center for Deaf Education prior to completing her Ph.D. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Grantham currently instructs and mentors future teachers in the Deaf Education graduate program at Washington University, as they acquire the skills to become specialists in listening and spoken language instruction for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Her research interests include language, reading, and spelling development in deaf children who wear cochlear implants.

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

  • Describe cognitive development of 36-60 month olds, with a focus on those necessary for language acquisition and development.
  • Link language development in 36-60 month olds (in syntax, vocabulary, conversational exchanges) to cognitive foundations described during Week 1.
  • Describe the ways in which theory of mind and social-emotional development are closely tied to language and cognitive development, as described in Weeks 1 and 2.
  • Describe the ways in which literacy and numeracy development are closely tied to language, cognitive, and theory of mind development, as described in Weeks 1, 2, and 3.

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 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.

The Hearing First Learning Philosophy

Hearing First supports a learning model of Seek-Sense-Share. (Jarche, 2012) This model supports a complete cycle of learning to promote change in LSL living and practice. Learners seek new knowledge, make sense of it by applying, practicing, reflecting and collaborating then share back ideas and experiences with others. We believe this connected online learner-driven approach will equip families and professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to improve LSL outcomes for young children and their families.

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