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August 20, 2013

Internationally Recognized Expert on Childhood Hearing Loss to Deliver Annual Workshop in Pennsylvania


August 20, 2013—Guest speaker Warren Estabrooks, a recognized expert in the fields of auditory-verbal practice, auditory (re)habilitation, and hearing loss in children and adults, will deliver a workshop entitled, “Auditory-Verbal Practice: State of the Art” on October 11, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia. The event is sponsored by Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Bryn Mawr and is designed for parents and professionals who work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The cost to attend the workshop is $150 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

The workshop will cover techniques and strategies to help children who use cochlear implants or hearing aids to develop listening and spoken language skills. Participants will also learn how to analyze auditory-verbal activities and develop therapy goals in audition, speech, language, cognition, and communication. Participants can earn AG Bell Academy of Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS) CE credit, ACT 48 credit, and ASHA CEUs.

Guest Speaker Warren Estabrooks, M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT is President and CEO of WE Listen International Inc., a global consulting and professional training company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a Global Ambassador of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a founding Director of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Mr. Estabrooks has been honored with the Susann Schmid-Giovannini Award for international excellence in auditory-verbal practice, the Professional of the Year Award from the International Organization for the Education of the Hearing Impaired (IOEHI), the Dr. E.W. Wight Memorial Scholarship and the Peter R. Newman Humanitarian Award in recognition of his commitment to children who are deaf and their families around the world. He is the distinguished and honored patron of the Warren Estabrooks Centre (WISH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

For more information on the event, visit http://clarkeschools.org/paworkshop.