Telepractice: Connecting Families to LSL Services

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Experience Overview

Given current circumstances, we understand that families and professionals are in need of more information and resources about continuing LSL development as they adjust to new routines. To help navigate this uncertain time, we’re opening access to this previous course on telepractice & LSL intervention so that you can explore these topics at your own pace. You can download resources and materials as well as watch video clips and the recorded live sessions. If you have questions on a topic or thoughts to discuss, we encourage you to bring it to your community forum. Professionals, please note that no CEUs will be offered.

Course Overview

The use of telepractice is becoming more and more common as the internet and digital technology become less expensive and more accessible. This four-week learning experience focuses on the use of LSLS Principles in a telepractice setting with an emphasis on guiding and coaching parents. Although guiding and coaching parents should underpin any LSLS session, the physical limitations of a telepractice model provide professionals with increased opportunities to emphasize this aspect of service delivery. When used effectively, telepractice has the potential to maximize family involvement and ensure that all families who seek LSLS outcomes for their children are able to access qualified professionals, regardless of their location.


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Experience Details


Pre-learning is available immediately after registration. There are no live sessions.

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Marge Edwards M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT.

Marge is Programs Leader and Coordinator of the Family Support Community at Hearing First, an educational endeavor of the Oberkotter Foundation. As a parent of two successful children with hearing loss and practicing as a Listening and Spoken Language specialist, Marge knows firsthand what is possible for children born with hearing loss today when families receive appropriate support. Marge has provided early intervention services to families for 10 years and has offered professional training for the delivery of telepractice services to families of children with hearing loss. Marge is dedicated to assuring that every family who desires a listening and spoken language outcome for their child has access to accurate information, access to quality audiology and early intervention services and support from families like them who have chosen an LSL outcome for their child.

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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Registration will be open until December 31, 2021

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Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the use of LSL principles in tele-practice and in-person settings.
  • Identify at least three strategies for effectively implementing LSL principles in a tele-practice setting.
  • Describe the potential benefits of tele-practice in relation to LSL principals.
  • Adopt a "tele-practice attitude" of proactive planning and problem solving.  

How to Earn CEUs

CEUs are not available for this course.

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The Hearing First Learning Philosophy

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Hearing First (HF) Learning Experiences and Community Discussions are powerful learning tools to advance the practice of teaching spoken language through listening. These experiences foster the understanding and application of the science and art of LSL practice. The opinions and comments of facilitators and learners in Hearing First Learning Experiences are not necessarily the viewpoints shared by Hearing First and/or by other Community Members. As a reminder, Hearing First Learning Experiences are governed by and subject to the Hearing First Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community Code of Conduct, and we encourage all Community Members participating in a Hearing First Learning Experience to review our policies regularly.