PULLMAN – The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) at WSU will host a professional development symposium, entitled “Possibilities for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,” Oct. 4-5 on the WSU Pullman campus.
Intended for parents, educators and speech-language-hearing professionals, the symposium will share best practices and explore issues relevant to meeting the needs of children with hearing loss.
Highlights of the symposium include a presentation on “Auditory Brain Development for Children with Hearing Loss” by Dr. Carol Flexer, distinguished professor of audiology at the University of Akron; panels on the “Spectrum of Communication Options,” composed of educators and practitioners from Washington and Idaho; and a panel featuring parent and student perspectives.
The symposium will bring together representatives of the various communication approaches—American Sign Language, total communication and auditory/oral options. By fostering a multidisciplinary approach, the symposium is on the cutting edge of practice.
environment rich with auditory and oral language learning opportunities for young children with hearing loss.
Continuing education credit is also available.
For more information about the symposium, contact Ella Inglebret at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-1019.