Helping children to reach their full potential.

Worldwide Training and Education

Our global training and education program has upskilled audiologists, speech pathologists, educators, and parents of children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing to build their capacity in working with children with hearing loss for over a decade.

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 education about listening and spoken language therapy using the Auditory-Verbal Therapy philosophy.

The Auditory-Verbal Therapy philosophy

This unique approach is family-centred and guides parents to teach their babies and children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing to listen and talk with the support of hearing technology such as hearing aids, assistive listening devices (such as an FM system) or cochlear implants. 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 the Auditory-Verbal Approach

Professionals undertaking this self-paced course gain introductory knowledge and skills relevant to the Listening and Spoken Language approach for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH). 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 Auditory-Verbal Practice

This self-paced course builds upon the Foundations of Auditory-Verbal Approach course. 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 the Classroom

We invite you to attend a one-day, live webinar hosted by Hear and Say 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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Sunset Series

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Supporting Children with Hearing Loss in the Classroom

Throughout this four-hour online education session, listening and spoken language specialists provide insights into: techniques and strategies to enhance the child’s functioning in inclusive settings; hearing loss and its implications for accessing learning; hearing technology; listening and spoken language therapy; facilitating development of social skills; consideration for school readiness; and problem-solving your cases.

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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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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.