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Maximizing Outcomes with Minimal Resources: Tips for Kids with Cochlear Implants Without Access to an Auditory Therapist (HOPE)

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This presentation will be parent-focused and filled with therapy ideas and activities which can be used by families working with their young child who is deaf or hard of hearing. A Chinese proverb states, "A Parent Is Worth 10,000 Schoolmasters." Keeping that in mind, we will address how parents are and can be their child's best and most important teacher; and my personal belief that clinicians need to re-focus their efforts in teaching parents how to best teach their child.


Course created on September 28, 2007

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to list several auditory teaching techniques and their benefits for young children learning to listen with a cochlear implant or hearing aids.
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of families in encouraging spoken language development in their young children with a hearing impairment.
  • Participants will be able to recite numerous materials, games, and activities that might prove to be fun and educational when working with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond -- which emphasize listening for spoken language development.

Course Presenters

lilian flores beltran

Lilian Flores-Beltran, PhD, LSLS Cert, AVT

Lilian Flores-Beltran, Ph.D., LSLS Cert. AVT®, has a master’s degree in technological education, a bachelor’s degree in special education with specialties in cognition and language, and a doctorate degree in Pedagogy. She has also worked with the John Tracy Clinic to plan and coordinate a parent trainning course in 15 countries in Latin America and Spain, which has been attended by more than 6,000 parents. She is author of four books and a Multimedia CD, all related in rehabilitation of deaf children. Flores-Beltran got the 2005 Professional of the Year recognition by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is also a Global Ambassador of the same Association. Lilian has been working with deaf children and adults since 1980.

donald goldberg

Donald Goldberg, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT


Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, Cert. AVT, is currently the Co-Director of the Hearing Implant Program (HIP)  of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Head and Neck Institute.  Previously Dr. Goldberg was an Associate Professor at The College of Wooster (Ohio) and was the Executive Director of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center in Easton, Pennsylvania.  Goldberg earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 1985.  He is the co-author of "Educational Audiology for the Limited Hearing Infant and Preschooler :  An Auditory-Verbal Program" (Pollack, Goldberg, & Caleffe-Schenck, 1997).  Goldberg serves on the Board of Directors of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the A.G. Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.


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