This half-day presentation will outline auditory goals to set for young children with hearing loss. It will discuss the parent’s role in terms of goals and strategies to use with their child to facilitate development of listening and spoken communication. It will also cover resources that identify skills that should be acquired and how to monitor this for parents and children. Hands-on activities will be included throughout.

Learner Objectives:  Participants will be able to

1.)   describe at least five auditory goals appropriate for young children.

2.)   identify at least three goals to set when coaching parents.

3.)   identify at least three auditory strategies to use with young children to facilitate communication.

4.)   describe two resources that may be used to monitor children’s acquisition of communication.


Instructor: MaryKay Therres is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has over 20 years of experience working with children who have a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid(s). She co-authored “AuSpLan:  A Manual for Professionals Working with Children who have a Cochlear Implant or Amplification”.


 Date: Wednesday, September 27th

Time: 12:30 – 3:00 (half day)

Location: Nine East Network, Montpelier, VT


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