• Examine the foundational auditory skills that can lead to higher levels of academic achievement
  • Learn to plan auditory activities that focus on these foundational skills while developing vocabulary, targeting spoken language and building curricular concepts
  • Connect specific auditory skills to connected spoken language used in academic learning e.g. explanations, discussions, and factual information
  • Learn how to plan a session that develops listening and spoken language using cross-curricular academic content
  • Earn 0.4 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Registration: $89 per participant Click Here to Register Now!

  • Learn the advanced principles, concepts, and techniques of Auditory-Verbal Therapy as it relates to infants and toddlers.
  • Learn to assess infants/toddlers and formulate family-centered goals.
  • Learn specific auditory-verbal techniques for structured and natural environment activities that establish early listening and spoken communication.
  • Learn strategies and techniques for Parent Training.
  • Earn 0.6 ASHA CEUs!

Presenter: Pratibha Srinivasan, Au.D., CCC-A, LSLS-Cert.AVT

Intended Audience: Teachers of the Deaf, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Educators & other professionals who work with babies with hearing loss.

Registration: $129 per participant Click Here to Register Now!


Presented by:

Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd, and Sharon Fairbourn, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Learning Objectives:

Ten Teaching Times Without Toys is intended to encourage parents and caregivers to recognize natural language opportunities in common household routines and/or inexpensive activities. Reducing reliance on specialized or costly materials and manipulatives increases carryover and generalization. These objectives align with Principles of Auditory Verbal therapy, particularly principles 4 through 7. (4-Guide and coach parents to become the primary facilitators of their child’s listening and spoken language development. 5-Guide and coach parents to create environments that support listening for the acquisition of spoken language throughout the child’s daily activities. 6-Guide and coach parents to help their child integrate listening and spoken language in all aspects of the child’s life. 7- Guide and coach parents to use natural developmental patterns of audition, speech, language, cognition, and communication.)

In this break out session, parents and professionals will explore:

· The critical importance of routine-based intervention

· Potentially hidden opportunities for language learning during a typical day or week

· Ways to increase or decrease complexity of language targets in similar settings and activities

· Create and maintain habits that foster a child’s language growt

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings:


Jeanette Smoot holds a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from Utah State University and is a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She has primarily worked with preschool and kindergarten aged children with hearing loss. Parent coaching and graduate student mentoring have been key parts of her role at Sound Beginnings for the past ten years. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave listening, language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

Sharon Fairbourn graduated from Utah State with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. Sharon is certified as a Listening Spoken Language Specialist. She has worked for Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Sound Beginnings Program at Utah State University. She has served birth to three, preschool and elementary aged children. She loves watching kids make connections and empowering parents with tools to succeed.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT

11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Webinar date: November 5, 2021

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Live captioning will also be provided.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Nicole Jacobson. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

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This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


Save the Date!

Theme:  "Learn from the Past - Live in the Present - Look to the Future"

Check back for more information!


Cook out and Corn Hole tournament!

Where:  Shelter#4

$5 -  Food and drinks
$5  - Tournament entry fee


TBCD is back up!

Guest Speaker, Pastor Aric Randolph from New Life Deaf Fellowship in Fort Worth Texas.

The registration cost is $10, which will go toward lunch on Saturday. Be at Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church at 6 pm Friday May 31st. Your church will have the registration forms for any one of you that are interested in going.


This will be an exciting opportunity to meet others in the AB family and to share your experiences with those considering cochlear implants. Julie Steele, our new BEA Manager will be there to meet everyone and answer all your questions. Family and friends are welcome. 

Lunch will be served, but you must RSVP to Kelly's e-mail above if you plan to attend!

If you are unable to join us this time, but would like information on the BEA or on cochlear implants, call 866.844.HEAR (4327) or email


The Tennessee Council for the Deaf Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing (TCDDBHH) has the responsibility for ensuring that state and local public programs and services are accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Deaf-Blind citizens. TCDDBHH coordinates communication, information, public awareness, and advocacy services through six regional community service centers. The centers assist the Division of Rehabilitation Services by providing services that compliment those offered by Vocational Rehabilitation staff. TCDDBHH strives to open new avenues which will lead to equal opportunities for Tennesseans who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deaf-blind. The centers are located in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Jackson.

Meeting Schedule for 2019 (the first Friday of the following months):

February 1, 2019
May 3, 2019
August 2, 2019
November 1, 2019

All meetings are held at Bridges in Nashville.