Foundational Auditory Training for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE Curriculum


Course Description: This intermediate level course is designed to teach speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf techniques for capitalizing on auditory information made available to children with a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid. This course features an overview of the CID SPICE 2nd Edition auditory training curriculum for children ages 2+. Topics include strategies for speech perception/auditory development and methods to improve perception from detection through comprehension of connected speech. The workshop includes video demonstrations and interactive activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of auditory training
  • Learn to perform the informal assessment of speech perception skills of students who use a hearing aid or cochlear implant
  • Develop appropriate goals and objectives for maximizing auditory speech perception skills in children who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids
  • Develop appropriate activities for achieving auditory training goals and objectives
  • Identify different methods of data collection
  • Analyze children’s errors and utilize strategies based on the analysis to develop children’s auditory skills




Synchronous Workshop: Our live, virtual workshops are hosted by our CID professionals, purchased on an individual basis and are available on specific dates.

  • The SPICE synchronous CID workshop includes:
    • 5.5 hours of live training
    • Continuing Education Unit options available for up to 25 individuals
    • Certificates of completion
    • Recorded access to the workshop for two weeks
    • $150 per person

Our next SPICE synchronous workshop date: September 26, 2024



Asynchronous Workshops for Groups: Our workshops are pre-recorded by our CID professionals and allow your group the convenience and flexibility to fit your schedule. You will get access to the pre-recorded SPICE workshop for two weeks.


  • The SPICE asynchronous workshop includes:
    • 5.5 hours pre-recorded presentation time
    • Continuing Education Unit options available
    • Certificates of completion
    • One free hour of follow-up consultation for your group (optional)
    • $800 per workshop (Unlimited number of views)

*If you have questions about workshop options, contact Abby Zoia.






Abby Zoia, MS, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEdFinancial: Ms. Zoia is the director of the Emerson Center for Professional Development at CID.Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Katy Hammacher, MSDE, CED
Financial: Ms. Hammacher is a teacher of the deaf on the staff at CID – Central Institute for the Deaf.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Brittany Wuebbles, AuD, CCC-AFinancial: Dr. Wuebbles is a pediatric audiologist at CID.Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.


Continuing Education Credit(s)

55ASHALogo Ag Bell

5.5 LSLS CEUs, AG Bell Academy


Disclosure: CID-Central Institute for the Deaf has developed and published an auditory training curriculum trademarked as SPICE. This presentation will focus on the SPICE 2nd Edition auditory training curriculum and will include limited or no information on related products.


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