Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) will hold its 2013 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., July 18-20 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
With a theme of “Delivering Quality Services to Families” the conference is designed to provide professionals who serve families and children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the latest strategies and research in facilitating listening and spoken language development.
General session presenter Dana Suskind, M.D., professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Chicago where she directs the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, will provide an overview of a groundbreaking project that is helping children with hearing loss—especially those who live in poverty—overcome language disparities. Project ASPIRE—Achieving Superior Parental Involvement for Rehabilitative Excellence—is a multimedia intervention that seeks to enrich the early language environments of children with hearing loss by increasing the quantity and quality of parent and caregiver talk. Read a recent interview with Dr. Suskind in the AG Bell LSL Leading Edge, an e-newsletter expressly for AG professional members.
A general session with Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, AG Bell president and Lyn Robertson, Ph.D., AG Bell Academy president, will capture the atmosphere of change and opportunity in the field of listening and spoken language.
“The Symposium features a rich program that will invigorate professionals’ educational and clinical practice
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