The achievement and success of children with hearing loss who are learning spoken language are directly related to a professional’s accuracy in diagnosing student skills, prescribing appropriate teaching activities, structuring lessons to ensure success, giving clear direction for what is expected, and giving feedback on the child’s and/or caregiver’s responses.The purpose of this symposium will be to demonstrate activities and interventions for children with hearing loss that could facilitate mastery of language skills comparable to children without hearing loss. Participants will learn evidenced-based methods, analyze video tapes of classroom and clinic sessions as well as discuss current and emerging literature.
Keynote speaker: Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Michael Douglas is a speech-language pathologist and a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. He received his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from the University of North Texas. He received his certification in auditory-verbal therapy in 2002. Since then he has focused his career on teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak in various settings including early childhood programs, schools, hospitals, private practice, and cochlear implant centers. Michael served as the Director of the Speech Clinic and Director of Intervention Services at the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, TX from 2005-2012. Michael has contributed to several peer review publications on bilingual issues for children with hearing loss and was an adjunct instructor at The University of Houston from 2010-2012. Currently, he mentors aspiring Cert. AVTs, lectures worldwide and is the Principal of the Mama Lere Hearing School in the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee.
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The DAVIES SCHOOL of COSD
TCU has a long tradition of training Speech-Language Pathologists and Habilitators of the Deaf. The first courses in “Speech Correction” began in 1947 and in Deaf Habilitation during the mid-1950’s. In 2014 the TCU COSD programs received a transformative endowment from the family of Ms. Marilyn Davies, whose daughter Morgan is an alumnus of our program. The Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders currently houses undergraduate programs in in speech-language pathology and habilitation of the deaf & hard of hearing, and a graduate program in speech-language pathology. The Davies School is housed in the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic, a dedicated learning laboratory for students, faculty, and staff of TCU.