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February 3, 2015

Workshop: "Perusing, Choosing & Using Apps with Children with Hearing Loss” on Friday, April 3

February 3, 2015—Clarke Mainstream Services will be hosting a day-long workshop, “Perusing, Choosing and Using Apps with Children with Hearing Loss” presented by Tina Childress, MA, CCC-A on April 3, 2015 in Springfield, MA. The target audience for this workshop includes speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf and other hearing loss professionals. Parents of children with hearing loss are welcome to attend.

Workshop Description

Apps are not only prevalent in our personal lives but are also used in education as ther-APP-y and communication tools. This relatively new medium can provide accessibility such as captioning; measuring loudness levels in different environments; along with activities for speech, language and auditory training.Learn what features are needed when working with students with hearing loss, see APPs in action and learn where to find free and discounted APPs to use in the classroom, therapy session or at home.Be sure to bring your own device to this workshop.


Tina is an educational audiologist who works in the mainstream school setting in the Urbana Illinois School District. She is the recipient of the 2013 Oticon Focus on People Award and Phonak’s 2014 Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award.

Tina is a popular presenter, trainer and adjunct lecturer to families and professionals on a variety of topics related to hearing loss but especially cochlear implants, assistive technology, leveraging social media, and using apps in deaf education and audiology. She has presented all over the country, conducted webinars and written articles for trade periodicals and is prominent on social media.

Her perspective is unique in that she is a late-deafened adult (she was an audiologist first!) and received her first cochlear implant in 2000 and became a bilateral recipient in 2005. Tina has an enormous passion for mentoring; teaching and helping others navigate through the world of hearing loss and believes in paying it forward with her dual perspective as an audiologist and bilateral cochlear implant recipient.

Credits include:

MA PDPs (MA Professional Development Points)

ASHA CEUs (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)

LSLS CEUs (AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language)

Once registered, you will be electronically sent a list of APPs and we encourage you to download them BEFORE the workshop in order to save time and make the most of the day!

Learn more and register online at