Speech Acoustics Detective Work 2020

Experience Overview

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Speech acoustics defines the frequency, intensity and timing of speech sounds as they are produced and heard. 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 listening, speech and spoken language. LSL families and professionals become super sleuths and use their detective skills to identify what a child is hearing and how they are speaking to solve the issues related to acoustic access.  In this interactive learning experience, we’ll review the basics of speech acoustics and its relationship to the audiogram. Then, we’ll learn how speech acoustics is applied in LSL intervention. We’ll review practical examples using audiograms and child speech error patterns to analyze and predict how their access to sound may impact their development and LSL outcomes in the areas of speech development and language acquisition.

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For this course, pre-learning content is encouraged but CEUs are earned for live session attendance only.

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Experience Details

Dates

Live sessions are held on Thursdays September 17, 24 and October 1, 8 from 8-9:30 PM ET.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 6 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and 0.6 CEU from the American Academy of Audiology.

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

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

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Learning Objectives

  • Define all speech aspects (segmentals and suprasegmentals) and identify their frequency allocations by plotting them onto the audiogram.
  • Describe the impact of poor auditory access by specific frequencies on the development of speech production.  
  • Describe the impact of poor auditory access by specific frequencies on the development of receptive and expressive language.
  • Identify speech production errors by comparing and contrasting 2 speech phonemes and the associated frequency area on an audiogram of the error.

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 6 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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Hearing First is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.6 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 6 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and 0.6 CEUs for 6 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 pre-learning customized for the content, objectives, and are designed to take approximately one hour. There may be videos to watch, articles to read, or assignments to fill out to prepare you for the live session. For this course, pre-learning content is encouraged but CEU are earned for live session attendance only.
  • Share with other learners in the discussion forum
  • Attend the full live session each week. 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.

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Disclosure: Sylvia Rotfleisch, M.Sc.A, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a Auditory-Verbal therapist and audiologist at her private practice HEAR to Talk. She also receives compensation from Hearing First for this course.

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