This webinar is intended for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and come from families that are bilingual or do not speak the majority language. Topics covered will include assessment considerations and intervention models along with implementing strategies that facilitate successful bilingual learning.
Please note that this course is registered with AG Bell for 1 CEU point.
Completing Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss will contribute 51 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Michael Douglas, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Manager of Auditory Rehabilitation, Education MED-EL Michael 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. 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. He is the recipient of the Cochlear Americas Clinical Fellow Award and the Helen Beebe Scholarship. 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 to 2012. There he managed the speech-language pathology clinic, an auditory-oral preschool and the family services department. He was an adjunct instructor at The University of Houston from 2010 to 2012. He served as the Principal of the Mama Lere Hearing School in the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN between 2012 and 2016. Currently he is an employee of Med-El as aural rehabilitation manager, mentors aspiring Cert. AVTs, lectures worldwide and has contributed to several peer review publications. He is the author of Dual-Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss. Financial and Non-financial Disclosures: Michael Douglas is an employee of Med-el and the author of Dual-Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss and the featured speaker. His book was purchased by MED-EL and he does not receive royalties on the material.. Michael Douglas has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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