TRAININGS

CID workshops and in-services are designed to train speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf and other professionals on listening and spoken language strategies they can use to support their students with hearing loss. To meet the financial and practical needs of your organization, we offer on-site, off-site and remote workshops. ASHA CEUs and AG Bell CEUs, as well as certificates of completion, are included with the cost of each workshop format.

 

Workshop Topics

A Framework for SLPs Working with Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing*

This intermediate level course for speech-language pathologists working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing provides a useful overview of audiology and current hearing technology as a foundation for understanding the speech and language characteristics of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, outlines unique components of intervention for speech, language, reading and writing; and empowers participants to successfully serve as IEP case managers for children age (3 to 12+ years). Course includes lectures, videos, interactive activities and classroom observation.

*NOTE: available only as an on-site workshop at CID

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

This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs 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+. Attendees with the original SPICE will still be able to utilize lessons from the course. Topics include strategies for speech perception/auditory development and methods to improve perception from detection through comprehension of connected speech. Participation in the workshop includes video demonstrations, classroom observations and opportunities for hands-on practice and data collection.

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

This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs and teachers of the deaf techniques to help children with hearing loss listen in everyday situations. Participants will learn an overview of skills including improving auditory memory, listening with technology, conversing, listening in noise, localizing sounds and more from the CID SPICE for Life auditory learning curriculum. Content is supported with video demonstrations, interactive activities for children ages 5-12 and data collection methods.

The CID Professional Development team . . . was able to meet participants’ varying levels of knowledge and training needs. Their online follow-up sessions helped solidify understanding and implementation of the auditory training curricula to meet students’ needs. We are thankful for our partnership with CID!

–Tony PeavlerDirector of Outreach Services for Kentucky School for the Deaf

I absolutely adored the workshop. I feel like there was so much information, but not overwhelming, which can often be the case when discussing such a complex topic so comprehensively. I greatly GREATLY appreciate the obvious love the presenters have for the subject matter they are working to explain.

–Tessa Peterin, Reorganized School District R-VII, Festus, MO

I look forward to getting home to attempt to use several ideas presented in class today. The strategies taught today will help me to provide more intensive auditory training with my students.

–Cindi Trevino, Amarillo ISD, Amarillo, TX

I wanted to write you a quick note to personally say “Thank you.” I not only enjoyed visiting CID… I got some valuable information and materials to share with our staff at West Tennessee School for the Deaf. Your team of professionals did an outstanding job presenting the information and sharing the assessment tools and therapy ideas.

–Kristina Wolfe, Speech-Language Pathologist

On-site Workshops at CID

Each fall, we hold continuing education workshops at the CID school in St. Louis, Missouri. On-site workshops provide a terrific opportunity to learn directly from CID experts, practice strategies and observe CID students in the classroom. In addition, this is the only workshop format where our framework for SLPs topic is offered.

Remote Workshops

Your group can experience both the SPICE and SPICE for Life workshops via remote technology. This convenient option is suited for groups with a need for training and access to remote communication tools. The SPICE remote workshops are hosted specifically for your group and include:

  • 6.5 hours presentation time
  • CEUs/certificates of completion
  • One free hour of follow-up consultation for your group (optional)

Cost: $1,000 per workshop
(Up to 20 registrants maximum)

Off-site Workshops

Attending an out-of-state workshop can be a challenge. Budgets and timelines may be constraints. If you’re unable to come to CID in the fall for our on-site workshops, consider having CID bring the workshop experience to you. Included in the cost for our off-site SPICE and SPICE for Life workshops is:

  • 6.5 hours presentation time
  • CEUs/certificates of completion
  • One free hour of follow-up consultation for your group (optional)

Cost: $3,000 per workshop + CID travel expenses
(20 registrants minimum, 50 registrants maximum)

General Education In-Services

With early identification laws and the widespread use of digital hearing aids and cochlear implants, more children with hearing loss are learning to listen and talk. Our goal is to help teachers and school administrators develop effective ways to meet the needs of these students. We offer the following in-services for public schools, private schools and school districts. Contact us for pricing, scheduling or new topic requests.

Welcoming a Peer with Hearing Loss

Establishing friendships and being accepted by peers is crucial for all children. When a child with hearing loss begins school, they may feel self-conscious about their hearing loss and hearing device(s). This in-service is designed to take the mystery out of hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive technology and give students of a wide range of ages knowledge about how we hear and communicate.

Audience: Classmates of child with hearing loss

Topics:

  • How we hear (interactive)
  • Hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive technology (hands-on)
  • Tips for successful communication with a peer with hearing loss
Understanding a Student's Hearing Loss

Understanding a student’s hearing loss and the effects that this loss can have on his education is the first step to providing quality services. This in-service provides a foundation for understanding hearing loss, audiograms and amplification devices and explains the implications that hearing loss can have on developing academic and social skills.

Audience: Educational team and school staff

Topics:

  • Myths and facts about hearing loss
  • How we hear
  • Reading an audiogram
  • Types and degrees of hearing loss
  • Hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive listening devices
  • How children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn listening and spoken language skills
  • How hearing loss can affect academics and social skills

This in-service can be customized to discuss your student’s hearing loss, audiogram and device(s).

Supporting a Student with Hearing Loss

Creating a supportive learning environment is essential to the educational success of students with hearing loss. This in-service will discuss effective strategies for working with a student who is deaf and hard of hearing in the general education classroom as well as accommodations to consider adding to the IEP.

Audience: Educational team

Topics:

  • Considerations for establishing the student’s educational team
  • Accommodations to consider including in the IEP in a variety of areas, including, environment, instruction, assignments and testing
  • Strategies to support the teaching of vocabulary, reading, writing, math and social skills

This in-service can be customized to discuss your student’s unique needs and goals.

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