Helping children to reach their full potential.

Worldwide Training and Education

For over a decade, our global training and education program has upskilled many professionals, including audiologists, speech pathologists and educators, to build their capacity in working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program also provides information and strategies for parents/carers, to assist them in supporting their child who has hearing loss.

Through our bespoke online and face-to-face training, we provide practical insights, utilising our research knowledge combined with clinical expertise, to ensure professionals have access to the most up-to-date knowledge about Listening and Spoken Language practice, using the auditory-verbal approach.

The Auditory-Verbal Approach

This unique approach is family-centred and guides parents/carers to teach their babies and children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak with the support of hearing technology such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and assistive listening devices (such as  personal microphone and Soundfield systems).The aim is to give children the listening and spoken language skills they need to attend their local mainstream schools and achieve milestones similar to their typically hearing peers.

Training Courses

Foundations of Listening and Spoken Language Practice

Professionals undertaking this self-paced course gain introductory knowledge and skills relevant to the Listening and Spoken Language approach for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The course is preapproved for 36 AG Bell CEUs. The modules include lectures, learning tasks, a final assessment, and exam.

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Advanced Skills in Listening and Spoken Language Practice

This self-paced course builds upon the course Foundations of Listening and Spoken Language Practice. Professionals completing this course will gain advanced knowledge and skills regarding application of the Listening and Spoken Language approach. The course is comprised of 21 lectures, tasks related to lecture content, a final assessment, and an exam.

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Webinars and events

Supporting Children with Hearing Loss in School Settings

This live webinar for teachers focuses on educating students from a range of backgrounds with a variety of abilities. International presenters who have undertaken PhD specialised studies in listening and spoken language, among other qualifications will discuss a variety of topics, learn more by clicking below.

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Navigating the Journey of Hearing Loss

This live webinar provides an unique opportunity to learn more about different perspectives on the education and social development of children and young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Sunset Series webinars

Our regular Sunset Series brings together professionals from across the medical and allied health sectors, together with families and the community, to network and share knowledge.

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Online Education: Professional Development recordings

Outcomes and Pathways for Children with Hearing Loss

In this recorded webinar you will hear from two highly skilled industry experts about:

  • How to get the most from your NDIS Plan: Dr Megan Barr
  • Speech perception and language outcomes for infants receiving cochlear implants: – Dr Shani Dettman

This presentation has been awarded two CEU points by the AG Bell Academy.

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Social Communication for Adolescents with Hearing Loss

Sue Archbold PhD, Honorable LLD, and Tim Byatt, PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, teamed up to discuss the challenges and importance of social communication for adolescents with hearing loss.

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An Embryological Perspective of the Anatomy and Physiology of Syndromic Hearing Loss

Hear from Dr Wayne Wilson, Associate Professor and Head of Audiology School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland. This webinar discusses the anatomy and physiology of hearing in the context of syndromic hearing loss.

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Tinnitus: Clinical Evaluation and Management

Myriam Westcott, audiologist and tinnitus specialist share’s her insights on tinnitus, it’s impact and effective management strategies.

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Supporting Children With Hearing Loss in the Classroom

This recorded webinar is for early-childhood educators, teachers, parents and carers. Learn more about hearing impairment, hearing technology and factors that affect the learning ability of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Enhancing Listening and Spoken Language

We have recently hosted a two-day webinar, presented by national and international experts in listening and spoken language – auditory-verbal practice. The recording of this webinar will be made available shortly.

Professionals from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Australia presented various topics suitable for professionals and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Information on supporting children with cochlear implants, hearing aids, and BAHAs develop their listening, speech, and spoken language skills was also covered.

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Speech Acoustics, Speech Perception, and Managing children with Hearing Loss

Hear from international expert and paediatric audiologist Dr Jane Madell, in a series of webinars to build foundational knowledge about speech acoustics and increase your confidence in relating audiograms to functional audition and articulation.

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We Can Hear the Music

Presented by industry experts Wayne Wilson and Eloise Doherty, this video discusses typical musical and auditory development in children. It also addresses the positive effects music education can have on listening, language, and the ability to process speech information in noise.

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Practical Insights into Counselling Families

Presented by audiologist, speech pathologist and counsellor, Dunay Schmulian this online video provides insights into counselling families through their hearing journey and the decision-making process. Key topics include the known and the unknown in an appointment, framing a conversation, as well as counselling strategies to add to your toolkit.

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Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder in children with hearing loss

Presented by audiologist Holly FB Teagle, who shares insight into research around Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) and its link with hearing loss in children. Through Holly’s presentation, health professionals will learn about the diagnostic criteria for ANSD, the underlying causes linked to ANSD and clinical management of children with ANSD using amplification and cochlear implants.

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Parent education

Our parent education provides face-to-face and online training, events and resources. The workshops bring families together to learn from experts, and importantly, from each other.

Topics provide information and strategies which you can implement into your day-to-day routine to foster your child’s development.

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Parent information session recordings

Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapist, Leisa Chapman delves into the importance of monitoring the development of younger children. Leisa discusses the new developmental screening program being implemented to monitor children’s progress at key ages. She expands on how to access the screening, the potential benefits and the areas which will be monitored in the program.

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Eyes Open. Ears On.

Eyes open, technology on! Supporting your child to consistently wear their hearing technology can a challenge. Purchase access to our webinar to learn from audiologists and listening and spoken language specialists who share ideas for reducing the number of times little children pull their devices off and encouraging older children to use their assistive technology at school. They will also share information on the latest assistive technology designed to help children have access to sound all day every day.

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Sensory Processing and Executive Functioning Considerations for Learning

Bre Surawski, occupational therapist from Cooee Speech Pathology, shares her knowledge in supporting the development of social skills for children in preschool to the early years of secondary school.

The educational presentation highlights strategies for children’s sensory needs with a focus on fun developmental play skills. With support and targeted intervention into fine and gross motor skills, all children can participate in everyday activities with their peers.

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Making Mealtimes Joyful

Parent information webinar, hosted by Marie-France Laval, dietician, nutritionist and fussy eating specialist, provides useful tips and tricks on how to prepare not to fuss over what is not eaten.

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AG Bell Global Listening and Spoken Language Symposium

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) and Hear and Say Global Listening and Spoken Language Symposium has been postponed to mid-2022. Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook or sign up to our communications via the footer below to keep up-to-date with the latest news.