Browse the options on this page to learn more about the ways CID Professional Development can assist your organization through direct support. We are here to provide your organization with the knowledge required to implement listening and spoken language strategies for your students with hearing loss.


With early identification laws and the widespread use of digital hearing aids and cochlear implants, more children with hearing loss are learning to listen and to talk. Our goal is to help teachers and school administrators develop effective ways to meet the needs of these students.

We offer the following in-services for public and private schools as well as school districts. For pricing information or to schedule an in-service, please contact us at

If you are interested in a topic not represented on this list, contact us regarding consultation services to help meet your needs. Please note: CID does not provide direct services to your student.

Welcoming a Peer with Hearing Loss

Establishing friendships and being accepted by peers is crucial for all children.  When a child with hearing loss begins school, they may feel self-conscious about their hearing loss and hearing device(s). This in-service is designed to take the mystery out of hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive technology and give students of a wide range of ages knowledge about how we hear and communicate.

Audience: Classmates of child with hearing loss


  • How we hear (interactive)
  • Hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive technology (hands-on)
  • Tips for successful communication with a peer with hearing loss

Understanding a Student’s Hearing Loss

Understanding a student’s hearing loss and the effects that this loss can have on his education is the first step to providing quality services.  This in-service provides a foundation for understanding hearing loss, audiograms and amplification devices and explains the implications that hearing loss can have on developing academic and social skills.

Audience: Educational team and school staff


  • Myths and facts about hearing loss
  • How we hear
  • Reading an audiogram
  • Types and degrees of hearing loss
  • Hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive listening devices
  • How children who are deaf and hard of hearing learn listening and spoken language skills
  • How hearing loss can affect academics and social skills

This in-service can be customized to discuss your student’s hearing loss, audiogram and device(s).

Supporting a Student with Hearing Loss

Creating a supportive learning environment is essential to the educational success of students with hearing loss.  This in-service will discuss effective strategies for working with a student who is deaf and hard of hearing in the general education classroom as well as accommodations to consider adding to the IEP.

Audience: Educational team


  • Considerations for establishing the student’s educational team
  • Accommodations to consider including in the IEP in a variety of areas, including, environment, instruction, assignments and testing
  • Strategies to support the teaching of vocabulary, reading, writing, math and social skills.

This in-service can be customized to discuss your student’s unique needs and goals.


CID’s goal is to help teachers and school administrators develop effective ways to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We offer customized consultations for both public and private schools, as well as school districts, beginning or improving their listening and spoken language programs.

These consultations are developed to support the professionals on a child’s educational team, including teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists, classroom and special education teachers and more. Whether you are developing a new program for a student who is deaf or hard of hearing, or are looking to enhance an existing program, we can help.

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Guided classroom observations at the CID school in St. Louis help professionals learn techniques and strategies that facilitate strategies in the classroom. While you observe, CID staff discuss the overall curriculum and how you can successfully implement LSL objectives into your own setting. The observation schedule is tailored to meet your needs. Resources pertaining to the discussion are also provided.

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