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A Model of Auditory Learning: Games, Activities, Strategies, & Techniques for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
With Kathryn Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP, Cert-AVT

Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16

Course Description: This interactive presentation will focus on a detailed model of auditory development that serves as a tool for the selection of teaching targets and monitoring progress. Strategies and techniques that facilitate the development of spoken language by children, who are deaf or hard of hearing, will be demonstrated in video excerpts. A variety of practical therapy activities, games, and material will be shared with participants.

About the speaker: Kathryn Wilson is a speech-language pathologist, teacher of the deaf, and certified auditory verbal therapist with 27 years of experience as an educator and therapist in public school, private practice, home-based, and clinical settings. Wilson has provided consultation and training to individuals, schools, and families on a variety of topics related to auditory-verbal practice. She has supervised students at the graduate level and serves as a mentor for professionals pursuing certification in auditory verbal therapy. Wilson has presented at numerous conferences and is co-chair of the AVI Professional Education Committee. She is a former member of the board of directors for Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. Currently, Wilson serves as director of the Resource Support Program in the Office of Education Services for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Target Audience: Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, educators of the deaf/hard of hearing, and parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

Program Objectives:
• Describe and identify strategies and techniques to promote the auditory development of spoken language
• Discuss a detailed model of auditory learning and identify critical steps in the hierarchy of auditory development
• Identify a variety of activities, games, and materials appropriate for learners of various ages

8:00 Registration and check in, continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 The practice of Auditory Verbal Therapy – Current Status & Future Directions
9:30 Neuroplasticity of the Auditory System
10:30 Break
10:45 Auditory Verbal Strategies and Techniques
12 Noon – LUNCH
1:00 Toys and Games – Age Guidelines
1:30 6-point lesson plan
2:00 Introduction to the Auditory Learning Guide
3:00 BREAK
3:15 The Auditory Learning Guide – Year
One Video Analysis
4:30 Questions and Discussion
5:00 Adjourn

8:00 Check in and continental breakfast
8:30 Brief Overview of Day 1
9:00 The Auditory Learning Guide – Year One continued
10:15 BREAK
10:30 Auditory Learning Guide Year 2 –
video analysis & demo
Noon – LUNCH
1:00 Auditory Learning Guide Year 3 –
video analysis & demo
2:00 Auditory Learning Guide Year 4 –
video analysis & demo
2:30 Break
2:45 Year 4 continued
3:15 Theme based & Skill based Planning
– More Therapy Ideas
4:30 Closing Remarks and Questions
5:00 Adjourn

Workshop will be held in the Board of Trustees Room, at Cook Children’s Medical Center, 801 7th Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104


The course is designed to be sequential in nature and therefore, attendance on both days is required for CEUs.

Early Bird postmarked before March 1:
Professionals $150
Students $75 (limited registration)
Parents $50

Postmarked after March 1:
Professionals $200
Students: $100
Parents $75

Continental Breakfast is included. Lunch is on your own. All handouts and materials provided.

Registration is limited to the first 40 people and a waiting list will be compiled with registration fees held until confirmed. Registration fee must accompany forms. Corporate or personal checks, money orders, or cashier’s checks are acceptable.

Please make payments to:
Rehab Services Department
c/o Cook Children’s Medical Center
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth TX 76104
Attention: Becky Clem, Rehab Education Coordinator

Title, Position, Employment

Please circle as appropriate:
Parent         Audiologist        Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist
Teacher of the Deaf             Speech-Language Pathologist
Other _________________________

Application has been made for CEUs from the Texas Speech and Hearing Association for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

For more information, please contact
Rehab Services Education Coor.

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