The ultimate goal for a child with a cochlear implant will be to participate in natural conversation with a range of speakers in a variety of settings. In order to achieve that goal, early focus on the path from structured activities to free conversation is crucial. Moving therapy activities away from the table is a first step in the generalization process. Today's presentation will give specific ideas for doing so along with ways to assist families and regular education teachers to recognize opportunities for carry-over in the home and school environments.
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Course created on April 9, 2008
- Participants will be able to outline the path of auditory skill carryover from structured to natural environments.
- Participants will be able to identify opportunities for expanding skills into natural activities within the school setting.
- Participants will be able to describe activities within the home environment that lend themselves to expansion of particular auditory goals.
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
owns Listening and Language Connections, LLC,
Ashley S. Garber, MS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT owns Listening and Language Connections, LLC, a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan dedicated to Auditory Verbal Therapy and family-centered aural habilitation services for children and adults with hearing impairment. She has over 12 years of experience in the field with time as a parent -infant therapist at the Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville Tennessee and as a private therapist and in-class aide for a child with a cochlear implant in Valencia, Venezuela. She spent 4 years as the speech language pathologist at the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program specializing in assessment and habilitation services for the center’s pediatric recipients. She had been a consultant to the Cochlear Americas' HOPE program since 2004.
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.
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