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 use to support their students with hearing loss. In order to meet the financial and practical needs of your organization, our workshops are offered in the following formats:

CEUs for ASHA and AG Bell, as well as certificates of completion, are included with the cost of each workshop format. CID’s three workshop topics include:

A Framework for SLPs Working with Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing*
This introductory level workshop will provide knowledge for SLPs with limited experience working with children 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 and language characteristics of these children. 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.
*NOTE: only available 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 was 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 will be 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 on-site at the CID school in St. Louis, Missouri. On-site workshops provide a terrific opportunity to learn directly from CID experts, practice strategies and observe CID students in the classroom. In addition, this is the only format where our “Building a Framework for SLPs” workshop is offered.

2018 dates include:

For more detailed information on each course including learning objectives, CEU credits and presenters, click on the course title above. 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
  • 2 follow-up group consultations (optional)
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Opportunity to save $50 off both a SPICE and/or SPICE for Life curricula (must attend respective SPICE workshops to apply)

Cost: $150 per workshop
*Save $50 when attending all three workshops!

Click here to register online.

“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
  • 2 follow-up group consultations (optional)
  • Opportunity for attendees to save $50 off both a SPICE and/or SPICE for Life curricula
Cost:  $3,000 per workshop + CID travel expenses
(20 registrants minimum, 50 registrants maximum)

For more information or to set-up your off-site workshop with us, please contact Ann Holmes 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


Your group can experience both the SPICE and SPICE for Life workshops remotely via WebEx technology. This convenient option is suited for groups with a need for training and access to remote communication tools. The SPICE remote workshops are hosted specifically for your group and include:

  • 6.5 hours presentation time
  • CEUs/certificates of completion
  • 2 follow-up group consultations (optional)
  • Opportunity to save $50 off both a SPICE and/or SPICE for Life curricula
Cost:  $1,000 per workshop
(7 registrants minimum, 20 registrants maximum)

To discuss remote workshop options or to schedule your next one, please contact Ann Holmes at