Listening and Spoken Language training and internships of various lengths are available for professionals working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families in the state of North Carolina. Professionals receive individual, hands-on, intensive training with an expert in developing spoken language through listening.

Language and Literacy Training Modules

Online training modules are often offered for professionals. Courses are listed under the “upcoming workshops” link as they become available.

Graduate Training

Training and internships of varying lengths are available to professionals in the state of North Carolina working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. Professionals receive intensive, hands-on training in the use of Listening and Spoken Language techniques. Additionally, professionals are provided opportunities to learn about the medical, surgical, and audiological management of hearing loss, including new technologies.

DownloadDownload a description of our internship process here.

DownloadDownload an application form for internship here.

Summer and Winter Institutes

Our summer and winter institutes consist of online coursework and hands-on practice of Listening and Spoken Language therapy with Certified LSL coaches. It is intended to provide instruction and training to audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of the deaf who wish to develop their skills in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, a listening and spoken language approach for children with hearing loss.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

• Planning and Implementing the Auditory-Verbal Session
• The Development of an Auditory Feedback Loop: Strategies for Speech Babble and Critical Elements
• Beyond Input: Strategies for the Elicitation of Specific Vocabulary and Language Targets
• Conduction a tele-practice session using LSL techniques and strategies

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“I have really gained a depth of knowledge regarding AVT and feel fully equipped for the beginning of the year with my students with cochlear implants. Thanks to you and your co-workers, I feel confident” ~Lisa, Carolina Summer Institute 2011 participant