Discovering and Exploring Musical Play

Experience Overview

This learning experience will provide parents and professionals an overview of the role that music plays in the listening and spoken language development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learners will have access to current research relating to the influence of music on brain development in hearing children and children who are deaf or hard of hearing as it relates to long-term spoken language outcomes and academic performance. Emphasis will be placed on strategies for engagement, the relationship between music and language development and strategies for integrating music into daily interactions.

  View Catalog

Experience Details


The live session is on March 5th, 2020 at 7-8:30 PM EST.

Learning Credits

This learning experience offers 1.5 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®

Learning Level

Aspiring (Basic)

Experience Facilitator

Martha Glaze-Zook

Martha has been teaching Early Childhood Music and Movement at Settlement Music School since 1988. She received a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College and a Diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music. After a career playing French horn, including 10 years with The Philadelphia Orchestra, she returned to music education and received graduate certification in Orff-Schulwerk teaching. She has taken master classes in arts integration, advanced Orff-Schulwerk composition and curriculum development. In 2008 she was named to the Settlement Music School 100 distinguished Honorees. In 2013 she received recognition from The American Center for Music and Movement Education. Ms. Glaze-Zook developed music curricula for the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment program, Children's Music Workshop and for the infant-toddler/parent program Music Playshop at Settlement Music School. She advocates for early childhood music education, has presented at local, state and national conferences for early childhood and music educators, including AOSA. She conducts ongoing teacher training and professional development workshops for music educators. She has contributed articles to music education journals and collaborated on teaching projects in Peru.

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 may 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.

Registration is currentlyClosed

Go back to the Learning Experiences Catalog to view all open courses.

View Catalog

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the role of music in supporting auditory brain development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Describe the relationship between music and child development in the areas of communication, play, movement and reading.
  • Identify key strategies for integrating music into daily routines and activities.

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

AG Bell

Logo: AG Bell

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 1.5 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®.

How to Earn CEUs

This learning experience includes pre-learning content that is critical for you to review prior to the live session. Learners in this course can earn 1.5 CEUs from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language®. Learners must complete all requirements. No partial CEUs will be awarded. 

The requirements for earning CEUs are as follows: 

  • Attend the live session and actively share in polls and chat for the entire duration.
  • Complete the Feedback Survey. 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.

Looking forward to seeing you online!

Still have questions about CEUs? Click on CEU FAQs in the menu above.

Disclosure: Marge Edwards is the Programs Leader and Family Support Community Leader for Hearing First. Settlement Music School receives compensation for this learning experience from Hearing First.

How to Access Your Learning Experiences

Tech Requirements

The Hearing First Learning Philosophy

Registration is currentlyClosed

Go back to the Learning Experiences Catalog to view all open courses.

View Catalog

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.