Meeting the Auditory, Speech, and Language Needs of School Age Children with Hearing Loss


SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – 8:30-3:00 – Capitol Plaza, Montpelier, VT

Speakers: Mary Kay Therres and Gina Greco


Target Audience:  Speech and Hearing Professionals


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”. She also co-developed and co-instructed the Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants program.  The AuSpLan will be provided with registration.


$125, Registration Fee, includes refreshments, lunch and a copy of AuSpLan Developed by Adeline McClatchie and MaryKay Therres.


Provides a short discussion on cochlear implant candidacy and reviews educational options and support services. This book details an auditory development hierarchy, speech production hierarchy and expressive language hierarchy. For each of the levels of the hierarchies, it provides specific goals, examples, classroom activities and mastery. Timelines of acquisition are also included to assist in determining if appropriate progress is being made.



8:30:                      Registration and parking pass            Coffee and tea provided

9:00:                      Part 1

10:30:                    Break                                                  Fruit Tray or mini quiches

10:45:                    Part 2

12:00:                    Lunch                                                  Mediterranean Buffet

12:45:                    part 3

1:45:                      Break                                                  Soft drinks

2:00:                      Part 4

3:00:                      Adjourn