Evidence-Based Listening, Language, and Literacy Skills Programs Ages 3+

Sounds Fun!

Build listening, language and literacy skills for early childhood and early elementary kids with foundational skills for academic and social success! SOUNDS FUN! impacts development and growth of language, reading, spelling and comprehension. The ListenLoveLearn®, SOUNDS FUN! theories and Integrated Lessons easily fit into early childhood and early elementary 40 -minute sessions or periods.

Literacy Skills Programs Ages 3+

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to describe developmental listening skills in children.
  2. Participants will be able to implement listening/language activities that incorporate auditory, language and pre-literacy skills.
  3. The participants will be able to describe auditory strategies and interventions for the development of appropriate and efficient listening-language skills for children which will enhance their academic and social skills.

Description

These seminars will describe and demonstrate a bottom-up (auditory)/ top-down (language) approach to working with early learners and school-age children. These seminars will make available “The Integrated Lesson Plan”, teaching participants to infuse auditory skills of auditory attention, auditory discrimination, auditory memory, phonological skills and auditory cohesion into every language lesson.  These seminars will be interactive with participants practicing modeled auditory/language strategies. Lessons presented will be demonstrated for use with individuals, small group or as push-in for working with classes.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on ListenLoveLearn® SOUNDS FUN techniques/programs and will not include information about other similar or related techniques/programs

Sounds Fun! Day 1

(Early Childhood, ages 3-5):

Thursday, August 19th (0.40 ASHA CEUs)

Introduces the auditory-language (bottom up and top down) strategies for combining auditory and language goals into every session. Includes a full color manual with Integrated Lesson plans for Early Childhood (developmental ages 3-5).

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome- Background information
9:15 – 10:00 Introduction- What is auditory learning and why all students need these skills.
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Combining Listening, Language and Phonological skills (The Integrated Lesson Plan)
11:15 – 12:30 Lesson Planning and Lesson Demonstrations
12:30 – 1:00 Lesson demonstrations adding Verbal Tonal Movements (Moving Sounds)
1:00 – 1:15 Questions

Sounds Fun! Day 2

(Early Elementary, ages 5-8):

Friday, August 20th (0.40 ASHA CEUs)

Day 2: Expands on auditory-language theories and strategies with focus on the Early Elementary (developmental ages 5-8).

9:00 – 9:15Welcome- Background information
9:15 – 10:00Introduction- What is auditory learning and why early elementary students need these skills.
10:00 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 11:15Combining Listening, Language and Phonological skills (The Integrated Lesson Plan)
11:15 – 12:30Lesson Planning and Lesson Demonstrations
12:30 – 1:00Lesson demonstrations adding Verbal Tonal Movements (Moving Sounds)
1:00 – 1:15Questions

*Each class is limited to 25 participants

Full course
August 19 & 20

0.8 ASHA CEUs
2 downloadable manuals
$375.00

August 20 only

.4 ASHA CEUs
1 downloadable manual
$199.00

August 19 only

.4 ASHA CEUs
1 downloadable manual
$199.00

The Children's Hearing Institute
ASHA 08 credits

Presented by:

Lois Kam Heymann, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a Speech and Language Pathologist

Lois Kam Heymann, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a Speech and Language Pathologist with over 30 years experience working with children with listening, language and learning challenges and their parents.

 

Lois has presented hundreds of in-service workshops, seminars and conferences, nationally and internationally, sharing her knowledge and techniques with parent groups, school systems and speech-language pathologists. Lois also works training therapists and teachers nationally as well as internationally in India, Dubai, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Ethiopia and Bulgaria.

 

Lois’ book: The Sound of Hope: Recognizing, Coping with and Treating Your Child’s Auditory Processing Disorder (Random House Publishing) is a parent guide to the importance of listening skills development in children birth to 8 years old. The book has a forward by Rosie O’Donnell.

 

Lois creates listening-Language Programs for students of all ages.

 

Lois’ mission is to share her philosophy, techniques and methods with parents, therapists and teachers around the world.

Financial Disclosure: In Compliance with requirements of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery, and marketing, Lois K. Heymann, M.A. CCC-SLP is the author of the book Listen, Love Learn in which she receives royalties. She will reference her book throughout her presentation. She has no non-financial interests to disclose that are relevant to the content of her presentation of this course.

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Kim Kramer, M.S. Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Learning Specialist with over 25 years experience. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, birth through 18 years. Kim is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, and Maine.

 

Kim has worked in the NYC Board of Education, Roosevelt Hospital Children’s Center, and EI and CPSE agencies. She started her private practice in 2003. Kim is the creator of The Toy List, which went viral this past Fall.

 

Kim provides therapy for Receptive and Expressive Language, Auditory Processing, Written Expression, Reading, Phonological Awareness, Executive Functioning, Feeding, and Articulation. 

 

Kim is trained in a variety of programs including but not limited to, Sounds Fun!, Preventing Academic Failure (PAF), Orton-Gillingham, Sounds in Motion, Teaching Basic Writing Skills (The Hochman Method), It Takes Two To Talk (Hanen Program), Beckman Oral Motor, various feeding programs, and P.R.O.M.P.T.

 

Kim works closely with the New York private and public preschools, lower, and middle schools. Kim has presented numerous workshops to parent support groups, preschools and ongoing schools about language, listening, reading and writing skills, how and when to refer for services, sound field units, and feeding.

Financial Disclosure: In Compliance with requirements of ASHA’s Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery, and marketing, Lois K. Heymann, M.A. CCC-SLP is the author of the book Listen, Love Learn in which she receives royalties. She will reference her book throughout her presentation. She has no non-financial interests to disclose that are relevant to the content of her presentation of this course.