Online Workshop

Teaching Children with Hearing Loss
to Listen and Talk

Getting Started

When you first begin working with a child with a hearing loss, it can be overwhelming. The child usually has minimal or no spoken language, so all areas of the child’s spoken language development need to be addressed. Given that you spend a limited time with the child, knowing which skills to emphasize to get the most progress in the least amount of time is crucial. This is what this workshop is designed to help you do. It focuses on the beginning listening period - when the child has minimal or no spoken language. Strategies for children who are newly identified, who are late starters, or who are switching modalities will be discussed.

  • Learn which skills are crucial to focus on in the beginning stages.
  • Learn how to promote early auditory attention to meaningful sound, while building auditory comprehension.
  • Learn strategies for the late starter or the child who is switching modalities.
  • Learn the beginning skills parents need, to be able to communicate with their child.
  • Learn how to develop a ‘verbal habit’ in the child.
  • Earn ASHA CEUs (and LSLS hours)!


Teaching Children with Hearing Loss
to Listen and Talk - GETTING STARTED
(Pre-requisites: Our
AV Basics workshop or equivalent knowledge. See FAQ for more info)
Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT
11 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Date: Not currently scheduled
Intended Audience
Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

This workshop provides 4.0 hours of LSLS CE/Learning credit.

For other professionals, this course should
provide 4 professional development hours.
See FAQ below for more information
Equipment Required
PC or Mac, USB Headset; or iPad or other tablet; See FAQ for more details.
$119 per participant
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Time (EST)
11:00 TO 12:00
New Listeners
a) Developing Meaningful Sound Awareness
b) Connecting Audition and Comprehension
c) Developing a verbal habit
12:10 TO 1:10
Late Starters
a) Activities for Low Listening Levels
b) Academic Needs vs Spoken Language Needs
c) Examples of Activities
1:10 TO 1:50
1:50 TO 2:50
Special Considerations
a) Children who Switch Mode of Communication
b) Children with Additional Disabilities
3:00 TO 4:00
Case Studies


I enjoyed learning how to treat and make therapy meaningful and at the same time functional and cognitively appropriate for the child’s chronological age. (C.M., Texas)
Very organized, lots of great activity ideas (T.C., Florida)
This workshop was excellent and provided a lot of ideas and examples that are very usable. (K.N., Minnesota)
I got a lot out of this workshop that I can start applying in my class right now. (J.V.H., California)
I learned a lot about assessing listening with infant and toddlers, which will be quite helpful clinically (G.Z., Wisconsin)
I appreciated seeing the strategies being used in actual therapy sessions. That really helps me learn how to apply the information. (J.H., California)