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Child Development 18-36 Months in LSL Intervention - Fall 2020

Experience Overview

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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 and professionals need the ability to coach and guide parents to become effective facilitators in all areas of development. Parents, teachers, caregivers and professionals must be continually stretching a child's development by keeping one step ahead of them. This means knowing what’s next! 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 18 - 36 months where we’ll share and answer some important questions: What’s happening in the brain during this critical time period? What has the biggest impact on developing brains? How do we focus on theory of mind, literacy and social 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?  

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Experience Details

Dates

Live sessions are held on Tuesdays, Sept 15, 22, 29, and Oct 6, 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

Sherri Fickenscher M.S., LSLS Cert. AVEd

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

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

  • List two activities that caregivers can engage in that support brain development between the ages of 18-36 months
  • Discuss how building empathy can lead to increased ability to develop Theory of Mind
  • List 3 executive functioning skills that can be developed from 18-36 months and how this might impact school readiness
  • Discuss how play can strengthen core life skills for Toddlers

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.

How to Earn CEUs

Each session of this learning experience includes pre-learning content and discussion prompts that should be reviewed before each live interaction session. 

Learners in this series can earn 10 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and 1.0 CEU for 10 CEU hours from the American Academy of Audiology for this course. No partial CEUs will be awarded.   

The requirements for earning CEUs are as follows: 

  • Each session has assignments customized for the content, objectives, and are designed to take approximately one hour. On the course homepage, overall requirement progress is tracked. On the session page, additional requirement details are available and tracked. Detailed pre-learning instructions can be found at the top of the lesson page.
  • Some assignments may include watching a video*. There may be several videos in the pre-learning lessons. You may stop and start the videos as often as you wish.
  • At the end of a video or lesson, you may be prompted to complete a quizAfter the results are revealed, marking “Done” will prompt a message letting you know it was received.
  • Some assignments may include completing a form and uploading it into the course. There will be specific instructions for uploading documents.
  • Share with other learners in the discussion forum
  • Attend the full live session each week. The day of the live session you will receive an email with the link or return to the course homepage to access the link. You are encouraged to log in at least 20 minutes early for troubleshooting technology and connectivity prior to the start of the session.
  • Complete the Feedback Survey within 2 weeks. The link is emailed the day after the final live session, or return to the course homepage to access the link.
  • After completing the Feedback Survey you will receive an email with a link to download a customized CEU certificate, or return to the course homepage to access the link.

*To ensure that your CEU progress is tracking properly, we suggest enabling your browser's popups. Note that your progress won’t show immediately, as the system may take up to 24 hours to refresh.

Looking forward to seeing you online!

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Disclosure: Ms. Fickenscher is an Education Support Specialist and Early Interventionist at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Pennsylvania. She receives compensation from Hearing First for this course. Ms. Fickenscher is also a member of the AG Bell Academy Board of Directors.

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