Auditory brain growth and auditory exposure play a pivotal role in the development of spoken communication, reading, social emotional skills and cognitive functions in all children.
In this workshop, Carol Flexer, PhD, will focus on auditory brain access through technology, followed by intensive auditory language stimulation in social environments. Information will apply to all children, with an emphasis on children with hearing loss.
With this training, participants will be able to:
1. describe auditory brain development as the foundation for listening, language, social cognitive skills, and literacy;
2. illustrate the impact of social exposure on the development of Executive Functions;
3. define Theory of Mind (ToM) development in children with hearing loss;
4. discuss the relationship of distance hearing and incidental learning to the advancement of Executive Functions and ToM;
5. detail informal instructional strategies for facilitating listening, literacy and social-emotional development in infants and children.
Dr. Carol Flexer received her doctorate in audiology from Kent State University, and was at The University of Akron for 25 years as a Distinguished Professor of Audiology. Dr. Flexer lectures and consults nationally and internationally about pediatric and educational audiology, and has authored more than 155 publications. She is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
ESC Region 13
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Friday)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Saturday) Coffee chat with Dr. Flexer, parents and parent advisors
Face-to-Face Workshop ID: SP1633629, or
Virtual Workshop ID: SP1633670
This program has been approved for 5.5 LSLS CEU hours from the AG Bell Academy and 5.5 Continuing Education Credit by the Texas Speech-Language-
Hearing-Association (TSHA). These credits are offered for Friday only.
To register, visit http://ecampus.esc13.net
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