CID workshops are designed to train speech-language pathologists, teachers of the deaf and other professionals on listening and spoken language strategies they can use to support their students with hearing loss. To meet the financial and practical needs of your organization, we offer our workshops in the following formats:

ASHA CEUs, LSLS CEUs, as well as certificates of completion are included with the cost of each workshop format. CID’s three workshop topics are:

A Framework for SLPs Working with Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing*
This intermediate level course for speech-language pathologists working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing provides a useful overview of audiology and current hearing technology as a foundation for understanding the speech and language characteristics of children with hearing loss. It outlines unique components of intervention for speech, language, reading and writing and empowers participants to successfully serve as IEP case managers for children age (3 to 12+ years). Course includes lectures, videos, interactive activities and classroom observation.
*NOTE: available only as an on-site workshop at CID

Foundational Auditory Training for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE Curriculum
This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs and teachers of the deaf techniques for capitalizing on auditory information made available to children with a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid. This course features an overview of the CID SPICE 2nd Edition auditory training curriculum for children ages 2+. Attendees with the original SPICE will still be able to utilize lessons from the course. Topics include strategies for speech perception/auditory development and methods to improve perception from detection through comprehension of connected speech. Participation in the workshop includes video demonstrations, classroom observations and opportunities for hands-on practice and data collection.

Real World Auditory Learning for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE for Life Curriculum
This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs and teachers of the deaf techniques to help children with hearing loss listen in everyday situations. Participants will learn an overview of skills including improving auditory memory, listening with technology, conversing, listening in noise, localizing sounds and more from the CID SPICE for Life auditory learning curriculum. Content is supported with video demonstrations, interactive activities for children ages 5-12 and data collection methods.

Determine which workshop format best suits your needs from the descriptions below.


Each fall, continuing education workshops are held at the CID school in St. Louis, Missouri. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CID is shifting to a virtual workshop format for 2020 in an effort to keep our audiences and staff safe.

Our 2020 virtual workshops will provide a terrific, live opportunity to learn directly from CID experts from the comfort of your home or office. Presentations will include a chance to ask questions and view examples of CID classroom footage. CEUs and a certificate of completion will be offered.

We are pleased to announce our 2020 virtual workshop dates:

In addition, by registering to attend you can save $50 off the SPICE and/or SPICE for Life curricula (must attend the respective SPICE workshops to apply).

Included in the cost of the workshop registration is:

  • 6 hours presentation time (Building a Framework for SLPs workshop)
  • 6.5 hours presentation time (SPICE curriculum workshop)
  • 5.5 hours presentation time (SPICE for Life curriculum workshop)
  • CEUs/certificates of completion
  • Opportunity to save $50 off both a SPICE and/or SPICE for Life curricula (must attend respective SPICE workshops to apply)

Early bird pricing = $130 per workshop until August 15
Standard pricing = $150 from August 16 – October 2

“I wanted to write you a quick note to personally say “Thank you.” I not only enjoyed visiting CID… I got some valuable information and materials to share with our staff at West Tennessee School for the Deaf. Your team of professionals did an outstanding job presenting the information and sharing the assessment tools and therapy ideas.”

Kristina WolfeSpeech-Language Pathologist

“I absolutely adored the workshop.  I feel like there was so much information, but not overwhelming, which can often be the case when discussing such a complex topic so comprehensively.  I greatly GREATLY appreciate the obvious love the presenters have for the subject matter they are working to explain.”

Tessa PetereinReorganized School District R-VII, Festus, MO

“I look forward to getting home to attempt to use several ideas presented in class today.  The strategies taught today will help me to provide more intensive auditory training with my students.”

Cindi TrevinoAmarillo ISD, Amarillo, TX


Oftentimes, attending an out-of-state workshop can be a challenge. Budgets and timelines may be constraints. If you’re unable to come to CID in the fall for our on-site workshops, then consider having CID bring the workshop experience to you. Included in the cost for our off-site SPICE and SPICE for Life workshops is:

  • 6.5 hours presentation time
  • CEUs/certificates of completion
  • One free hour of follow-up consultation for your group (optional)

Cost:  $3,000 per workshop + CID travel expenses
(50 registrants maximum)

For more information or to set-up your off-site workshop with us, please contact Abby Zoia at

“The CID Professional Development team . . . was able to meet participants’ varying levels of knowledge and training needs. Their online follow-up sessions helped solidify understanding and implementation of the auditory training curricula to meet students’ needs. We are thankful for our partnership with CID!”

Tony PeavlerDirector of Outreach Services for Kentucky School for the Deaf


CID remote workshops are intended for groups of up to 20 from your organization. Participants can take part in both the SPICE and SPICE for Life workshops via remote WebEx technology. This convenient and flexible format is suited for organizations with a need to conveniently train large groups of staff at once. Hosted specifically for your organization, the SPICE remote workshops include:

  • 6.5 hours presentation time
  • CEUs/certificates of completion
  • One free hour of follow-up consultation for your group (optional)

Cost:  $1,000 per workshop
(Up to 20 registrants maximum)

To discuss remote workshop options or to schedule your next one, please contact Abby Zoia at