Washington, DC The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) will host a Listening and Spoken Language Workshop focused on educational and language development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing from December 13 to 14, 2010, at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Ill.
Established in 1890, AG Bell is a national organization that advocates on behalf of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing who use spoken language and hearing technology to communicate. Its members consist of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and the families and professionals who support them.
The two-day workshop features four 3-1/2 hour sessions by leading professionals in the field of listening and spoken language. The sessions are designed for early interventionists, teachers of the deaf, classroom teachers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, program or school administrators, or anyone who plays a role in supporting the education and literacy and language development of infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The sessions will provide attendees with foundational knowledge about hearing loss and to develop strategies to support infants and children who listen, learn and talk with the help of hearing aids, cochlear implants and/or FM systems.
Continuing education credits will be offered for the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and the Illinois State Board of Education, and are pending for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association the American Academy of Audiology.
Presenters at the workshop will include a variety of hearing and language experts.
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