CID offers onsite workshops for professionals each fall. For 2016, we redesigned our workshops to get you into the curriculum faster and give you more quality hands-on time while you’re here. For a list of available workshops, please refer to the information below. If you’re interested in attending, simply return the registration form to us.

For those who need a pediatric audiology refresher or primer, we recommend watching Pediatric Audiology: The Basics. You can take this half-hour course online any time for FREE and earn ASHA/LSLS CEUs. Early interventionists, SLPs and teachers:  Don’t forget to check the rest of our continuing education online courses.

A Framework for SLPs Working with Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Price: $150.00

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This introductory level workshop will provide knowledge for SLPs with limited experience working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Presenters will provide a useful overview of audiology and current hearing technology as a basis for understanding the speech characteristics of children with hearing loss. They will discuss unique components of intervention for speech, language, reading and writing, and enable participants to serve as IEP case managers for children at a variety of ages, 3-12+ years. Video, interactive activities and classroom observation will support lectures.

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Foundational Auditory Training for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE Curriculum

Price: $150.00

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs and teachers of the deaf techniques for capitalizing on auditory information made available to students with a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid. This course is based on the upcoming CID SPICE (2nd Edition) auditory training curriculum which will be available November 2016 prior to the workshop.  Attendees with the original SPICE will still be able to utilize lessons from the course. Topics include strategies for speech perception/auditory development, using SPICE for ages 2-12 years and methods to improve perception from detection through comprehension of connected speech. Videos, hands-on practice and data collection will support lectures.

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Real World Auditory Learning for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE for Life Curriculum

Price: $150.00

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs and teachers techniques to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing improve auditory memory, listen with technology, listen in noise, localize sounds and more. The course features an overview of the CID SPICE for Life auditory learning curriculum with video and interactive activities for ages 5-12. Data collection methods will be covered as well.

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workshop participants


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.

I have always held CID in highest respect in the field of hearing impaired and deafness. You have a wonderful team and school. It is evident not only in the curriculum and related service areas, but within the classrooms and staff relationships.

Thank you again for the day. You have encouraged me in more ways than one.


Kristina Wolfe, SLP

The following comments were written by recent CID continuing education workshop attendees:

“I appreciated the openness of the presenters. Their support and frankness when answering our questions will improve our skills as educators. Our kids will benefit from everything we have taken from this workshop. Thank you.”

“The presentations were informative and well put together. The presenters were generous in their knowledge. I appreciated their kindness and patience with all of our questions.”

“[I liked the] incredible amount of resources (websites, materials to order) [and I gained] a greater awareness of how best to teach hearing-impaired children and a confidence in my teaching abilities with hearing-impaired children and the TAGS system. … I’ll be back for more workshops!”

“I enjoyed the tour and the privilege of being invited into the educational setting of the students and staff. It was great to see the classroom atmosphere with professionals at work.”

“Staff and course were flexible to meet the needs of participants. Great job! Thank you for meeting and exceeding my expectations!”

“The audio and video and modeling therapy specific to certain needs and goals were super helpful.”

“The presenters were approachable and engaging – I definitely get the sense they are passionate about the services they provide at CID.”

“I was very impressed with the atmosphere at CID.”

“Everything was so helpful! I feel much better prepared to work with my kiddos!”

“Thank you for your hospitality. As a participant, I felt very welcome at CID.”

“Nicely organized – great ideas – terrific networking opportunities.”

“Great job to all of the speakers! Your love for what you do is apparent.”

“Everything was so relevant and helpful to what I do every day. It was especially helpful to observe in the classrooms.”

“I can’t think of anything that could have been better. Nice job!”

“This was an excellent workshop. I gained knowledge in more areas than I expected. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly and I feel that I learned a lot.”

“Beautiful facility and resources. Great food and snacks!”

“I loved it, learned a lot. I wouldn’t change it.”

“It was great to have the workshop at CID to have the opportunity to observe. We were treated like guests rather than workshop participants. It was a great experience!”