This course provides foundational knowledge and skills required by professionals studying to become Listening and Spoken Language Practitioners, either in auditory-verbal therapy or auditory-verbal education.
It consists of 24 lectures, with additional short tasks to complete. It is self-paced, and typically takes 12 weeks (approximately two lectures per week) to complete. An additional two weeks is then allowed for final assessment, followed by an exam.
AG Bell Academy CEUS approved
- Total Learning Hours/CEs: 31.75
- Academy CEU Code: CE-HSC-20-005
- History and Philosophy of the auditory-verbal approach
- Brain development for listening and speaking
- A Model of Listening and Spoken Language Practice
- Auditory function
- Ling Sounds and Learning to Listen Sounds
- Development of language, speech and cognition
- Speech teaching (children with hearing loss)
- Auditory hierarchy
- Listening and Spoken Language Strategies and Techniques
- Evidence base for Listening and Spoken Language Practice
- Introduction to audiology, including anatomy and physiology, paediatric hearing and current hearing technologies
- Candidacy assessments for a range of implantable hearing devices
- Written assessment and exam
Suitable for: Allied health and education professionals (speech pathologists, teachers of the deaf, audiologists, teachers and teacher-aides, undergraduate and post-graduate students) and parents of children with hearing loss.
Prerequisites: No prerequisite qualifications are required, although some background knowledge in audiology, speech pathology or teaching is beneficial.
Certification: Completion of the course Foundations of Listening and Spoken Language Practice can be used by eligible candidates when applying for the AG Bell Academy Certification for LSLS Cert. AVT TM or LSLS Cert. AVEdTM.
“The courses were fantastic. They gave me the knowledge I needed to support children with hearing loss on my caseload. They were thorough and the tasks at the end of each lecture were a great way to consolidate and put into practice the information I learned.”
– Emma, Listening and Spoken Language Specialist