Cracking the Code: Maximizing Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss

Presenters: Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., CCC-A, Tamara Elder, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Darcy L. Stowe, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Erin Roberts, LCSW, IMH-E (III) and Arun Joshi, Au.D., CCC-A
Location: Legacy Plaza, 5350 East 31st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135
Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Registration & Breakfast: 7:00 AM
Seminar: 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM (lunch will be provided)
CEUs: This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) and 8 LSLS CEUs

A seminar to learn about the outcomes possible for children with hearing loss. Attendees will gain understanding about the age appropriate speech and language outcomes of children with hearing loss, and the importance of supporting vulnerable families through infant and early childhood mental health partnerships

Conscious Discipline: Behavior Starts with the Brain

AG Bell Symposium

Presenters: Joanna Smith, Jennifer G. Bryngelson, Helen Carter
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: Sunday, June 30 / 2:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Integrating the Conscious Discipline approach when working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing creates a culture of safety, connection, and problem-solving. Conscious Discipline is a trauma-informed, brain-based self-regulation program combining discipline, social-emotional learning and school climate into one integrated practice.” The program equips educators to bring these into their own lives first, and then into the lives of their children. When implemented, children engage and meet goals, cooperate in audiology appointments, and succeed in the mainstream classroom, while parents access tools to support Listening and Spoken Language at home. Supporting listening and spoken language is most effective when a child is engaged and cooperative, but when the unexpected happens and problems arise, professionals can feel powerless to educate and achieve great outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Brain research can help guide us in building skills of resilience for children and their families. Hearts for Hearing has adapted the Conscious Discipline approach to focus on listening and spoken language for integration into the therapy room, the audiology office, the classroom, and at home. Presenters of this workshop will explain a neurodevelopmental Brain State Model encouraging attendees to shift our thinking from a traditional discipline model of control to building a culture of learning rooted in safety, connection, and problem solving. This empowers them to spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital “life skills.” This workshop comprises a lecture, an interactive discussion, and a small group learning activities, video observations, music, and mnemonic devices.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop:

  • Learners will identify the three brain states and how they relate to behavior.
  • Learners will identify tools to create an environment of safety, connection, and problem solving.
  • Learners will apply tools of Conscious Discipline into auditory-verbal therapy and audiology, as well as the classroom and home.


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