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Online Training Modules for USOE Professional Development and Continuing Education

Hearing Technology and Spoken Language Strategies

Lauri Nelson, Ph.D.   Elizabeth Parker, M.Ed.   Hilary Moody, M.Ed.   Sarah Law, M.Ed.

Consultant acknowledgement: Betsy Sutherland, M.Ed.   Trena Roueche, M.Ed.   Nancy Haga, M.Ed.

Funding for these training modules provided, in part, by the Utah State Office of Education

Welcome to Hearing Technology and Spoken Language Strategies for Serving Young Children with Hearing Loss in General Education

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Thank you for joining us! Over the coming months, we will discuss:

  • Audiology and hearing technology
  • Listening and auditory perception strategies
  • Spoken language and literacy development
  • Effective collaboration among professionals who serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) using listening and spoken language in the general education setting.

In these training modules, we welcome teachers of all types: general education teachers, special education teachers, parents who are their child’s first teachers, teachers of the deaf, and anyone with a willingness to learn more about current technology and educational strategies for serving children who are D/HH.

If you are a general or special education teacher who teaches a student who is D/HH, you should find this information particularly useful. No one expects you to be an expert in the field, but to ensure a successful experience for you, your D/HH students, and your hearing students, you will benefit from having a strong background in using hearing technology and facilitating language and literacy development. The goals and objectives of these modules are to provide you with this information and to offer you a place to visit for answers to your questions.

This continuing education opportunity consists of 4 training modules. These modules will be available to you according to the following schedule:

The first 3 modules will take 4 hours to complete and the last module will take 2 hours to complete. This time schedule meets the requirements for you to earn either 1 USOE Credit or 14 re-licensure points.

Participants must register through USOE OnTrack Professional Learning Center to receive USOE credit or re-licensure points.