Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint slides

    • Handout - Listening Hierarchy

    • Handout - Cognitive Fatigue

    • Misconceptions About Listening Devices

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Credits

Course info

Course description: This workshop will review the basics of listening devices and how they work. It will cover common misconceptions about oral language acquisition via listening devices. Concepts such as neuroplasticity, cognitive fatigue, and multisensory integration will be defined and explored as they relate to listening. Current research and evidence will be reviewed with recommendations for practical application.


Agenda:

30 minutes: How we hear with and without listening devices

30 minutes: Misconceptions about listening devices

30 minutes: Implications for your practice


Learner outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. State three misconceptions about listening devices and assistive technology
  2. Define neuroplasticity, cognitive fatigue, and multisensory integration
  3. Explain why listening devices may not provide full access to language


Instructor(s)

Kimberly Sanzo

Kimberly Sanzo is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Language First. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont in 2010 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2012. She is a board-certified specialist in child language (BCS-CL) through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders and is currently a doctoral candidate for an SLPD.

Speaker disclosures

Financial disclosure: The presenter is the owner and founder of Language First and is receiving payment for this course.

Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs.
This course is offered for 0.15 RID CEUs.