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Pennsylvania Professional Development Workshop 2015

"Managing Your Listening and Spoken Language Professional Learning Dashboard: Technology, Technique and Temperament"

Friday, October 9, 2015 |

What does it take for a speech and hearing professional to be a highly qualified interventionist for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and who are learning to use listening and spoken language for literacy and academic success?

This provocative and interactive learning experience will suggest that there are three essential spheres of knowledge over which a listening and spoken language professional must have command: technology, technique and temperament. This program is especially designed for the educator, speech language pathologist, audiologist or early interventionist who has amassed knowledge and skills about listening devices, auditory skill hierarchies and the facilitation of spoken language acquisition for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Professionals at any point in their professional learning, with the question: “Now what?” will have the opportunity to consolidate and clarify that which is known in order to create a personal learning plan that contributes to a vibrant and joyful career journey to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. We also welcome family involvement in this professional learning day.

Keynote speaker: Mary Ellen Nevins

Mary Ellen Nevins, Ed.D., is a Professor and the Director of Auditory-Based Intervention at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Nevins is an experienced teacher of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and the former Director of PPCI, a continuing education program for speech and hearing professionals housed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Nevins is recognized as a national expert on the educational issues facing children who are deaf or hard of hearing especially those using listening technologies to learn to listen and talk.