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2009-2010 Moog Center for Deaf Education Workshops – Highly Recommended

Submitted by Paula Rosenthal on April 3, 2009 – 12:30 am13 Comments

istock_000008768428xsmallThe Moog Center for Deaf Education offers a variety of cutting edge, interactive workshops for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children as well as professionals who work with them. If you’re a parent, teacher, speech language pathologist, audiologist, social worker or anyone who engages with children with hearing loss and their families, making the trip to St. Louis for one of these workshops will have an important impact on your career. Sign up early as Moog prefers to keep their programs limited in size in order to have the greatest benefit for their participants.

July 15-19, 2009 – $150
Helping Your Child Learn To Talk
A Workshop for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, ages 2 to 5

This four-day workshop will provide parents with opportunities to learn strategies to help their children learn to talk while their children receive daily individualized instruction by a staff member of the Moog Center.  Each day is packed full of activities for the children and information for the parents.  Children over age 3 may receive speech and language evaluations, for an additional fee.  Contact:  Betsy Moog Brooks at 314-692-7172 or bbrooks@moogcenter.org

September 21, 2009 – $150
Strategies for Professionals of Mainstreamed Students with Hearing Loss
For SLPs and teachers who have a student with hearing loss in their classroom

Learn effective strategies that work with students with hearing loss who are mainstreamed into your school setting.  Topics to be discussed include:  hearing loss and effects on language, academic difficulties, assistive listening devices, and support services.
Contact:  Julia Biedenstein at 314-692-7172 or jbiedenstein@moogcenter.org

October 1-2, 2009 – $300
From Assessment to Practice:  Developing Spoken Language Skills in Children with Hearing Loss
For SLPs and Teachers of the Deaf

This workshop will focus on accurately assessing language levels, identifying areas for language instruction, selecting appropriate goals and objectives, and planning lessons for children with hearing loss.  Topics include:  Using norm-referenced language evaluation tools to diagnose strengths and weaknesses, using criterion-referenced language rating forms to select goals and mark progress, and implementing targets into a variety of language lessons.
CEUs available. Contact:  Julia Biedenstein at 314-692-7172 or jbiedenstein@moogcenter.org

November 5-6, 2009 – $300
Conversational Language Activities for Children with Hearing Loss
For SLPs and Teachers of the Deaf

This workshop will focus on implementing language goals into a variety of conversational language activities for children with hearing loss.  Topics include:  Modeling and imitation techniques for correction and expansion of language, selecting appropriate language goals, planning conversational language activities to meet language goals and a variety of ideas for many different kinds of conversational activities.  This workshop will also include classroom observations and some hands-on practice. CEUs available.  Contact:  Julia Biedenstein at 314-692-7172 or jbiedenstein@moogcenter.org

January 22-23, 2010 – $300
Pediatric Cochlear Implant Programming
A workshop for cochlear implant audiologists who work with infants and children

This workshop will focus on cochlear implant programming techniques for optimizing access to sound for infants and young children.  Protocols for monitoring progress in children at various developmental levels will be discussed.  Instruction will include live demonstrations, videos, and presentation of relevant case studies.  Seating for this interactive workshop is limited.
CEU’s available.  Contact:  Connie Ciavirella at 314-692-7172 or cciavirella@moogcenter.org

February 18-20, 2010 – $350
The Earlier They Get Started, The Faster They Learn To Talk
For teachers and SLPs providing early intervention services to children with hearing loss

This workshop will focus on techniques for helping parents work with their own children and strategies for professionals working with very young children to develop spoken language skills.  Instruction will include live demonstrations, videos and hands-on opportunities.  Seating is limited.
CEU’s available.  Contact:  Betsy Moog Brooks at 314-692-7172 or bbrooks@moogcenter.org

For your convenience, the Moog Center offers onsite workshops for larger groups.  If your staff or district is interested in scheduling one of the above workshops onsite, please contact Julia Biedenstein at 314-692-7172 or jbiedenstein@moogcenter.org

Visit the Moog Center website for complete workshop listings and information about the Moog Center’s publications.

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