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Pennsylvania Professional Development Workshop 2014

"High Five: Successful Strategies for Listening and Spoken Language"

Friday, October 10, 2014 | Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Keynote speaker: David Sindrey

The 2014 Workshop will address five practical strategies to be used in a family-focused, auditory-verbal based approach to promote listening and spoken language intervention for children with hearing loss. This practical workshop presents strategies and materials designed to empower and engage parents and caregivers within the Auditory-Verbal approach.

David Sindrey, M.Cl.Sc., LSLS Cert. AVT is a trained Speech Language Pathologist and certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. He is an internationally renowned speaker with over 125 presentations to date across the U.S., Canada, South and Central America and Europe. He has published numerous workbooks and resources to help children of all ages learn to listen, talk, and develop cognitive skills.

Participants will learn…

  • to state the rationale behind parent centered training in promoting listening and language at home, list parent skills that should be taught and fostered within many different daily listening opportunities, list strategies to identify and address parent participation within and between treatment sessions, and to list characteristics of the successful Auditory-Verbal Therapist-Parent relationship.
  • the benefits of learning more than one language and best practices for parents with that goal in mind for their children, to state strategies for including and empowering parents who work with their children in a mother tongue other than that used by the therapist. to consider both the child’s age and his language level in creating Experience Books that are both engaging and meaningful and to list strategies to teach parents to make the most of sharing an Experience Book with their child, in terms of both language and literacy development.
  • to name the proven benefits of including music and singing within a treatment program and to state best practices for reading with and reading to children in terms of literacy, listening and language.
  • strategies to coach parents on app use with their children and will know many apps designed to promote vocabulary, listening and language and will be able to list traditional books and materials that can be used in conjunction with them.


8:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30     Introduction

8:45     Part I: Strategies to Engage Parents as Partners

10:00    Part II: Bilingual Done Right!

11:15    Part III: Experience Books are the BEST Books!

12:30    Lunch

1:15     Part IV: Songs and Stories with Big Payoff

2:30     Part V: Engaging, Extending and Expanding on Excellent Apps

3:30-4:00  Question and Answer Session followed by Conclusion

Professional Development Credit - Pending Approval

This program is offered for 0.65 CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional Area), Act 48 and LSLS are also available pending approval.

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