Real World Auditory Learning for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE for Life 2 Curriculum


Course Description: This intermediate level workshop is designed to teach speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf techniques to help children with hearing loss listen in everyday situations. Participants learn an overview of skills including: improving auditory memory and comprehension, listening with technology, conversing, listening in noise, localizing sounds and more from the CID SPICE for Life 2.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide examples of auditory tasks and listening environments that can be challenging for children who are deaf/hard of hearing.
  • Explain best practices for working with students who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants for a variety of listening purposes.
  • Describe successful methods of selecting goals to improve listening, language, speech and overall social communication.
  • Identify appropriate teaching practices to help develop auditory learning in structured lessons for students ages 5- 12.
  • Describe ways to integrate the development of auditory skills during regular classroom activities.
  • Provide examples of strategies to incorporate parent involvement in developing better listening skills for their children in a variety of settings.
  • Identify different methods of data collection.
  • Analyze student errors and utilize strategies based on the analysis to develop 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 for Life 2 synchronous CID workshop includes:
    • 5.0 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 for Life 2 virtual workshop date: September 27, 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 for Life 2 workshop for two weeks.

  • The SPICE for Life 2 asynchronous workshop includes:
    • 5.0 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.






Julie Deno, MA, CED
Financial: Ms. Deno is a Teacher of the Deaf on the staff at CID.
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.

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.


Continuing Education Credit(s)

ASHALogo 1 Ag Bell

5.0 LSLS CEUs, AG Bell Academy


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

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