Auditory Skills Training: Techniques and Strategies

Observe and identify evidence-informed strategies that facilitate listening and the development of speech recognition abilities by observing an Auditory-Skills Training session with an adult who has been listening with her cochlear implant for one month following activation of her cochlear implant.



Introductory; AGBELL- LSLS/2.0 Domains 2, 5, 6

Related Specialties

  • AUD
  • SLP
  • EDU
  • AVT
  • AVE
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2 hrs

A pass rate of 80% will be required during the online test/quiz to earn continuing credit.

Course Description
The learner is invited to observe an Auditory Skills Training session with an adult who has been listening with her cochlear implant for 1 month. Auditory Skills Training (AST) is a form of aural habilitation and/or rehabilitation used with older children, teenagers and adults who receive new hearing technology such as implantable technology.
NOTE: This course is $50.00 USD. 
This course will provide an overview of techniques and strategies used in Auditory Skills Training, and the background information on the client who has been listening with her cochlear implant for one month following activation of cochlear implant. Multiple video clips of the session as it unfolds accompanies multiple choice questions which will guide the learner into identifying the what, the how and why of evidence-informed strategies and their outcomes.  Missed opportunities will be highlighted as well to expand learning opportunities. This course will strengthen the learner's confidence in applying strategies that facilitate listening in the adult population. This course will count for 1 hour of observation with the Sound Training Academy of SoundIntuition those seeking continuing education hours toward AST certification (Levels One, Two & Three).


Learner Outcomes

1. Identify techniques and strategies that help make hearing and listening easier for the newly implanted adult.
2. Use techniques and strategies that facilitate optimal listening outcomes in auditory skills training sessions with adults who have recently received cochlear implants.
3. Describe the listening outcomes of techniques and strategies used with adults with a hearing age ofone month post-activation of the cochlear implant.

Course Presenter (full bio)

Karen MacIver-Lux, MA, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert. AVT, is the President and CE Administrator of SoundIntuition. She oversees the development of online courses, learning experiences, and products for professionals and families who dedicate their lives to helping individuals with communication disorders reach their highest listening and communication potential. Karen has held the position of Lecturer in the School of Human Communication Disorders and has lectured at numerous universities across Canada and United States. Karen is also the Director of MacIver-Lux Auditory Learning Services and provides auditory learning services for individuals with hearing loss of all ages and their families. From 1997-2007, Karen worked as an auditory-verbal therapist and coordinator of clinical services at the Learning to Listen Foundation (LTLF), North York General Hospital in Toronto.  In addition, she worked as a clinical audiologist for several years.  She also served as a director of the board of Auditory-Verbal International, Inc.


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Karen MacIver-Lux- Client/Author; Warren Estabrooks- Therapist

Karen is an audiologist and a LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist.

Karen is President and CEO of SoundIntuition and the Director of MacIver-Lux Auditory Learning Services in Toronto, Canada. Formerly, she was the Coordinator [full bio on the left]

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