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INTENSIVE TRAINING WEEK: Early Intervention: Develop Listening and Spoken Language


May 15, 2017

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration4 days
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Professional : £500.00


Want an opportunity to develop your skills for working with young children, or seeking AG Bell Certification in Auditory Verbal Therapy? Looking for approved hours of professional learning? This course is for you. (30 AG Bell CEUs)

Often, auditory learning is confused with auditory training and the link between cognition and language is missed. This intensive week enables you to plan sessions with greater impact - work on combined listening, language and thinking skills.

With 25 hours of face to face learning and an additional 10 hours provided through distance learning activites. We'll even offer free accommodation with the first 2 registrations.

Monday 15 May - The child as a thinker

Why and how do children learn to talk using hearing technology? Using filmed examples, we'll explore the principles of AVT and how they can be applied through natural interactions. Identify key techniques and strategies for developing listening and spoken language. Recognise the importance of language and activities in Vygotsky's zone of proximal development

Tuesday 16 May - Ling sounds and speech acoustics

Understand how speech sounds are made in the mouth, how this related to the acoustics of speech and what this has to do with an audiogram. Relate this knowledge to the Ling 6 sound test and contrast ways of using it with children. The practial emphasis of the day will be applying this knowledge diagnostically to different case studies

Wednesday 17 May - Working with families of young children: coach and collaborate

How do you engage families and support them to use techniques and strategies? Using filmed examples of sessions, we'll analyse and recognise the effective practice. Learng to idenitfy goals for language development from parents own observations and move on from 'model and handover' to more sophisticated tools for coahcing and collaborating. Enable parents to feel empowered rather than deskilled.

Thursday 18 May - Practical Planning 

Putting it all together. Think about the child you support and we'll guide you to write a detailed session plan. Along with goals and activites for the child, you'll identify practical skills you want to develop. Do you need to wait more or use more acoustic highlighting? Leave feeling confident to apply new knowledge and skills in your workforce.


The cost of £500 includes four, full-day workshops with lunch and light refreshments and 30 AG Bell CEUs 

Please download our cancellation policy: Cancellation Policy 2016.pdf

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