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A Continuum of Communication:

Auditory Verbal


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Join us on January 27th, 2015


Q & A 3:30 pm-3:45 pm




During this webinar, participants will be provided with information related to Auditory Verbal (AVT). Answers to questions related to what AVT is, what is needed for effective outcomes using AVT, who uses this type of commu-nication and what are some of the best ways to support children and families choosing this type of communication.

About the Presenters:

Julie Neumann has been supporting children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk for over 15 years at programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. She received her Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Connecticut's Childhood Hearing Impairment Program. During that time, she realized she wanted to help children use their hearing aids and/or cochlear implants to access spoken language. She then pursued a Master's in Education of the Deaf from Smith College and gained her certification as an Auditory-Oral teacher of the deaf. Julie also holds a specialty certification as a Listening and Spoken Lan-guage Specialist Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEdTM). She joined the Early Childhood and Family Services team at MECDHH in the fall of 2014.

Kathryn Carmina received her Master degree in Deaf Education from Canisius College in Buffalo NY. Kathryn was introduced to the Deaf community 8 years ago, when she began working at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf as a recreational/residential staff member. Due to her time spent at SMSD, Kathryn decided to pursue her graduate degree in Deaf Ed. Upon finishing her master degree, Kathryn moved to Utah to teach at Utah State University as a graduate supervisor and spoken language teacher in the Sound Beginnings program. She was very excited to see a job opening here in Maine in the bimodal preschool program and was even more excited when she was offered the job as the spoken language teacher.

Who Should Attend?

The target audience for this webinar includes parents, families, caregivers, Child Development Services (CDS) staff, early interventionists, audiologist, pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, Deaf mentors, teachers and anyone else working with fam-ilies or caregivers of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

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Archived Presentations:

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