Helping children to reach their full potential.

Supporting Children with Hearing Loss in School Settings:

Reframing challenges as opportunities to support diverse learners  

When: Wednesday, 3 (7.00am – 10.30am) and Wednesday, 10 November (7.00am – 8.30am) 2021

Where: Live via Zoom Webinar and recorded

Cost: General $170 | Concession $130



This two-part live webinar focuses on educating students who are deaf or hard of hearing, who come from a range of backgrounds and have a variety of abilities. Each presenter is an AG Bell Academy Board member and listening and spoken language specialist. Join the webinar to hear these specialists present live from America on the below topics.

Day one: 

Children From Multilingual Settings

Presented by Uma Soman PhD

Children and Families Experiencing Trauma/Adversity

Presented by Jenna Voss PhD

Children with Additional Disabilities

Presented by Elizabeth Rosenzweig PhD

Day two: 

Putting It All Together: Case Studies

Presented by Uma Soman, Jenna Voss and Elizabeth Rosenzweig. 



About the presenters 

Jenna Voss (PhD, CED, LSLS Cert AVEd) Assistant Professor and Director of Deaf Education in the Communication Sciences and Disorders and Deaf Education program at Fontbonne University.

Uma Soman (PhD, LSLS Cert AVEd) Director of Professional Development at Listening Together, a nonprofit organization that advances the education and rehabilitation of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Elizabeth Rosenzweig (PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT) Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist in private practice. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the National Leadership Consortium on Sensory Disabilities and received her PhD from Teachers College, Columbia University.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Engage in collaborative problem-solving using a case analysis framework to integrate clinical practice and evidence-informed strategies for intervention with a range of complex children and families.
  2. Describe the child’s/family’s “language landscape” and identify needed supports and intervention to facilitate the family’s desired outcomes.
  3. Identify possible modifications to traditional listening and spoken language practice that may support children with hearing loss and additional disabilities.
  4. List and describe strengths-based practices to support children and families experiencing adversity.


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers covered by this workshop:

  • 1.1 – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
  • 1.3 – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • 1.5 – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6 – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
  • 3.5 – Use effective classroom communication

This series has been approved for five CEU points from the AG Bell Academy (CE Code: CE-HSC-21-004).