Key to the development of rich spoken language skills for children with impaired hearing is the integration of auditory skill development with language and cognition. This presentation, the first in a two part series, reviews Piaget's cognitive development theory as a framework for listening and language development with the youngest children. Strategies for success and activities to try are described.
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Course created on September 16, 2010
- Participants will be able to discuss the intersection of cognitive developmental milestones and auditory skill development.
- Participants will be able to compare and contrast auditory training approaches with auditory learning activities.
- Participants will be able to identify key Listening and Spoken Language teaching strategies that encourage active thinking within listening activities.
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.
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