*Prices shown on this page are subject to change and may be altered with inclusion into a broader customized consultation package. Prices do not include travel and expenses, which depend on location and package configuration. Please verify costs and charges. CID in-services are not available in all local districts. Please call.
For more information, please contact Ann Holmes 314.977.0159
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Some CID in-services are appropriate for any school staff member who might have contact with a student who is deaf or hard of hearing, including principals, teachers, teacher aides, resource teachers (PE, music, art), specialists (speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, school counselors, etc.) and office staff.
Other, more technical CID in-services focus on the development of speech, language and auditory skills. These are designed to provide specific, practical support for SLPs, resource room teachers and other professionals who work with one or more students with hearing loss.
Providing accommodations early can save a school money in the long run. Some CID in-services are especially helpful for school administrators who wish to learn why certain accommodations are necessary for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
If you are interested in guided observations at CID, please contact Ellie White 314.977.0207
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General Education In-Services
for Schools Serving Student/s with Hearing Loss
An Orientation to My Student's Hearing Loss
2 hours $300*
The first step to facilitating a successful mainstream experience is to understand how hearing impairment affects a child. This in-service is designed to teach teachers and staff what they need to know when working or communicating with a student with a hearing loss.
Content: Basic foundation for understanding hearing loss and its impact on learning
Audience: Educational team and all school staff
Topics: How we hear, the audiogram, hearing aids and cochlear implants, how hearing impairment affects children, conversing with a student with a hearing loss
Strategies for Teaching My Student with Hearing Loss
2 hours $300*
This in-service will provide practical, successful teaching strategies to help you increase opportunities for your student with hearing loss to learn and achieve.
Content: Practical teaching strategies for success in the classroom
Audience: Educational team
Topics: Classroom accommodations/program modifications, social implications and pragmatics, strategies for tackling academic challenges, professional collaboration among the IEP team
Speech Development for My Student with Hearing Loss
2 hours + materials = $360*
Students with hearing impairment don't always develop speech the way children with normal hearing do. This in-service gives an overview of speech development along with a practical tool to help students improve their speech.
Content: Speech teaching strategies for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
Audience: Speech-language pathologists and resource/itinerant teachers
Topics: Overview of speech development for children with hearing loss, description/application of the CID Speech Skills Worksheet (SSW), identifying present present levels/setting goals/tracking progress with the SSW, professional collaboration among the IEP team
Language Development for My Student with Hearing Loss
2 hours $370*
Children with hearing loss often have language delays and need intensive and specific language instruction focusing on the grammatical structures of spoken language. This in-service will give your team a practical tool to support that instruction.
Content: CID Teacher Assessment of Grammatical Structures (TAGS): a tool designed to guide language instruction for a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
Audience: Educational team
Topics: Overview of the development of grammatical skills in children with hearing loss, description/application of TAGS forms, identifying present levels/ setting goals/tracking progress with the TAGS, professional collaboration among the IEP team
My Classmate Has Hearing Loss
1 hour $150*
Ways to interact with a peer with a hearing loss; ample time will be devoted to listening to and answering students' questions
Classmates of a child with hearing impairment in the general education setting
Topics: how we hear (interactive), hearing loss simulations, hearing aid/cochlear implants, how students with normal hearing and those with hearing loss can interact and develop relationships at school.
Thinking Outside the SPICE Box: Refresher and Update
2 hours $300*
Recap of the CID SPICE workshop highlighting key parts of the SPICE curriculum and the importance of using it with children with hearing loss.
Outside the box:
Expanded information, including specific training techniques and lesson examples – from both the SPICE kit and everyday life – that provide more advanced, natural, motivating skill set practice; preview of CID SPICE for Life
SLPS, teachers of the deaf, teacher aides, special education service coordinators
CID SPICE workshop, "Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids in Children: Rehabilitation Techniques Using the SPICE Curriculum" This workshop is typically offered in the fall at CID in St. Louis. Please visit our website in April – or sign up to receive
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Purpose/benefits of auditory training, program design/components, individualizing the program for each student, selecting objectives, practicing the skills, professional collaboration among the IEP team