Listening and Spoken Language Therapy for Children With Hearing Loss: A Practical Auditory-Based Guide

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Sylvia Rotfleisch, Maura Martindale

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ISBN13: 978-1-63550-387-6

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Listening and Spoken Language Therapy for Children With Hearing Loss: A Practical Auditory-Based Guide is a well-organized and practical textbook based on a proven spoken language, speech, and listening model for teaching children with hearing loss. Supported by decades of research and experience, the stage-based model is presented with clear steps for intervention. Written in easy-to-understand language, this textbook is accessible to university students who are new to the field of hearing loss, as well as to new and experienced professionals. It is a highly applicable tool for providing auditory-based therapy which supports therapists to empower parents and caregivers.  

The stages emphasized in this textbook are developmental in nature, starting with the prelinguistic level and ending with advanced communication. Unlike the traditional age approach, this unique system can address any child regardless of age intervention. Operating based on the understanding that language is acquired through meaningful social interaction, the “stages not ages” system can be used for late starters, English learners, and children with additional disabilities.

Key Features

  • A color-coding system for the model and a consistent presentation of content and tables provide clarity and a streamlined experience
  • A comprehensive case study for each stage puts the approach into context.
  • Easy-to-use resources, in the form of tables and handouts for parents, give professionals ready-made tools for working with families.
  • Explanations of proven strategies, including speech acoustics applications, Rainbow audiogram, e=mc2, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) theory, cookie dough theory, three-act play, and the dangling carrot.
  • A deep conversation about the role of culture provides a uniting thread throughout the text.
  • A PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides and exams for instructors and videos, handouts, learning activities, and discussion questions for students and professionals.

Introduction
Acknowledgements

Reviewers

Chapter 1. Speech Acoustics
Why Do We Need to Understand Speech Acoustics?
Section I. Basics of Sound
Key Points
Basics of Sound…
Audiogram
A Sound Basis Through Application

Modifying the Signal

Hearing Loss and Detection

Ear Shot/Speech Bubble

Background Noise and Noise Clutter

Audible vs. Intelligible

The 6 dB Significance

6 dB Rule

Sounds of Speech

Basics

Applications

Discussion Questions
Section II. Speech Features
Key Points
Speech Features and Acoustic Correlates

The Basics

Applications Related to Speech Features

Suprasegmentals, Vowels and Diphthongs

Consonants

Discussion Questions
Section III. Speech Acoustic Tools and Applications
Key Points
Ling 6 Sounds

Purpose and Administration

Applications of the Ling 6 sounds

Interpretation of the Ling 6 sounds

Rainbow Audiogram

Applications of the Rainbow Audiogram

Functional Audiogram
Error Analysis
Case Study Application of Speech Acoustic Tools
Speech Acoustics and Hearing Loss Configurations
Speech Acoustics and Impact on Speech Development
Speech Acoustics and Language Development

Case Study Application for Speech and Language Development

The Gold at the End of the Rainbow Audiogram - Applications for Speech Acoustics
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 2. Guiding and Supporting Parents/Caregivers.
Key Points
Why Include Parents in Therapy Sessions
Getting Started - Planning
Emotional Supports for Families
Adult Learning Theory
Parents/Caregivers as Partners
Tips on How to Successfully Engage Families
Activities of Daily Living
Cultural Considerations
Screen Time
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 3. Introduction to the Model or Stages Not Ages
Key Points
Stages/Sequence of Development (Flow Chart)
Determining a Child’s Level
Expectations for Growth
Brain Functions of Audition

Auditory Processes

Typical Development

Language

Speech

Theory of Mind
Self-Advocacy
Higher Order Thinking
Summary
Discussion Questions

Cases

References

Chapter 4. Assessment of English Language, Speech and Listening
Key Points
Language Sampling
Mean Length of Utterance
Formal Assessments – an Overview
How to Align Assessment Data with the Proposed Therapy Model
Determining Goals
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 5. Therapy Basics
Key Points
What Should Therapy “Look Like?” FUN
Chocolate Chip Cookie Theory
General Tips for Sessions
Tools, Strategies, Building Materials

Turn Taking

Infant/Child Directed Speech

Narrating

Expectant Pause

Waiting, Waiting

Blah Blah Ginger

Joint Attention

Auditory Closure

Auditory Sandwich

Listening Hoop

Enhancing Perception

Acoustic Highlighting

Life in Slow Motion

Three Act Play

Expansion

Upping the Ante

Vocabulary Expansion
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 6. Prelinguistic Stage
Key Points
Basic Characteristics at the Prelinguistic Stage

Listening

Language

Speech

Goals for the Prelinguistic Stage

Developing an Appropriate Therapy Plan

Typical Goals for the Prelinguistic Stage

How Do We Work on These Goals?

Targeting and Incorporating Goals

Auditory Attention, Detection, Memory and Discrimination

Auditory Feedback and Expressive Communication 

Language Comprehension Development

Putting It All Together: Case History

The Intervention Session

Summary
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 7. Single Word Stage
Key Points
Basic Characteristics at the Single Word Stage

Listening

Language

Speech

Goals for the Single Word Stage

Developing an Appropriate Therapy Plan

Typical Goals for the Single Word Stage

How Do We Work on These Goals?

Targeting and Incorporating Goals

Auditory Attention, Detection, Memory, Discrimination and Comprehension

Auditory Feedback and Expressive Communication 

Putting It All Together: Case history

The Intervention Session

Summary
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 8. Emerging Words Combination Stage.

Key Points
Basic Characteristics at the Emerging Words Stage

Listening

Language

Speech

Goals for the Emerging Words Stage

Developing an Appropriate Therapy Plan

Typical Goals for the Emerging Word Combination Stage

How Do We Work on These Goals?

Targeting and Incorporating Goals

Auditory Attention, Detection, Memory, Discrimination and Comprehension

Auditory Feedback and Expressive Communication 

Putting It All Together: Case History

The Intervention session

Summary
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 9. Communication with Errors Stage
Key Points
Basic Characteristics at the Communication with Errors Stage

Listening

Language

Speech

Goals for the Communication with Errors Stage

Developing an Appropriate Therapy Plan

Typical Goals for the Communication with Errors Stage

How Do We Work on These Goals?

Targeting and Incorporating Goals

Auditory attention, Detection, Memory, Discrimination and Comprehension

Auditory Feedback and Expressive Communication 

Putting It All Together: Case History

The Intervention Session

Summary
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 10. Competent Communicator Stage
Key Points
Basic Characteristics of a Competent Communicator Stage

Listening

Language

Speech

Goals for the Competent Communicator Stage

Developing an Appropriate Therapy Plan

Typical Goals for the stage Competent Communicator Stage

How Do We Work on These Goals?

Targeting and Incorporating Goals

Auditory Attention, Detection, Memory, Discrimination and Comprehension

Auditory Feedback and Expressive Communication 

Putting It All Together: Case History

The Intervention Session

Summary
Discussion Questions
References

Chapter 11. Advanced Communicator Stage
Key Points
Basic Characteristics of an Advanced Communicator Stage

Listening

Language

Speech

Goals for the Advanced Communicator Stage

Developing an Appropriate Therapy Plan

Typical Goals for the Advanced Communicator Stage

How Do We Work on These Goals?

Putting It All Together: Case History

The Intervention Session

Summary
Discussion Questions
References

Index

Sylvia Rotfleisch

Sylvia Rotfleisch, MSc(A), CCC/A, BSc(OT), LSLS Cert, AVT, is a certified Auditory-Verbal therapist, educator, and audiologist. She has devoted her career to providing therapy to families with children with hearing loss and teaching and mentoring other professionals. Trained at McGill University with Dr. Daniel Ling, Ms. Rotfleisch worked at Montreal Oral School for the Deaf, House Ear Institute, and Echo Horizon School before starting Hear to Talk (hear2talk.com), her own private practice. In addition to working with hundreds of families over more than 35 years, Ms. Rotfleisch has taught at University of Southern California, California Lutheran University, and led international master classes. She lectures, consults and mentors for school districts, helping to update their professional staff and mentors for LSL certification.  She has presented at a wide variety of workshops and conferences. Ms. Rotfleisch has also served a variety of committees, including for AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language® and the task Force on Principles of Auditory Verbal Therapy.

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Maura Martindale

Maura Martindale, EdD, LSL Cert. AVEd, is a certified Auditory Verbal Educator. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California in 1999. She is the founder and director of the Master’s Degree and Credential Program, and is an Associate Professor, at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. She has provided guidance and support to families of children with hearing loss in listening and spoken language at No Limits for Deaf Children centers in Southern California for over 15 years. Throughout her forty plus years teaching at numerous universities, Dr. Martindale has prepared hundreds of teachers of the deaf for schools and programs throughout the US. She was a teacher and Director of Educational Services at the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles California for 26 years.

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