Listening Together supports professionals around the world expand their knowledge and enhance their skills so they can provide child- and family-centered intervention to help children who are deaf and hard of hearing achieve their personal best!

Professionals from 40 cities in 11 countries have participated in our online courses. A majority received professional development scholarships.

A map of Professional Development Participants
Professionals around the world participate in online trainings

Through the Listening and Spoken Language Professional Enrichment Program (LSL-PrEP) training is provided online and in-person, individually and within groups, in English and Hindi. All training activities take into account the social, cultural, and linguistic settings of the professionals and the families they serve.

All professionals who work with children who are DHH – early interventionists, speech language pathologists, educators of DHH students, audiologists as well as other teachers and therapists in special education and mainstream settings are welcome to participate.

Online Group Classes

Professionals who work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing can participate in 3-8 week online classes that focus on developing knowledge related to listening and spoken language development and intervention. All courses are approved by the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language for continuing education credits. These credits can be applied towards continuing education requirements for LSLS Certification.

Learn more about upcoming and past online classes.

Since 2017, more than 60 professionals and 20 students of speech language pathology, a majority from India have participated in online classes and receiving continuing education certificate from AGBell Academy.

See what they have to say here.

Individual Coaching and Mentoring

For professionals who want to get specific, individualized feedback on their teaching and therapy skills Dr. Uma Soman offers individual coaching and mentoring. Observations are conducted following a strengths-based coaching model and in accordance with requirements for LSLS Certification. Professionals who are pursuing LSLS certification as well as those who are not can participate in individual coaching and mentoring.

Learn more about Uma Soman’s coaching and mentoring approach and philosophy.

In-Person Workshops

Uma Soman at RCI approved workshop on Rehabilitation Options and Assessment Protocols for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children” organized by Indian Speech and Hearing Association, Maharashtra & Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune

Uma Soman and Ahladhini Dugar can provide professional development to teachers and therapists at centers, schools, and clinics by visiting the program and conducting half-day, full-day, or multiple day workshops for the participants. Workshop topics and formats are tailored to the audience.

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FREE Webinars

Professionals can participate in informational webinars on a variety of topics related to education and rehabilitation children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Webinars are offered in English and Hindi, along with blog posts providing additional information.

Join us for our next webinar.

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