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Educational Resources for Your Journey to Hearing

Learning to listen with a cochlear implant is an exciting journey. Advanced Bionics supports that journey and you or your child’s improved hearing performance with ongoing educational webinars and a variety of online tools in English. AB’s resources combined with your hearing professional’s rehabilitation plan can help you or your child hear more of the world around you.

AB’s Course Catalog

To view a recorded webinar select from the topics listed below and click on the course title of interest:
 

Methods for Listening Practice

Cochlear Implant Candidacy Courses

Cochlear Implant Candidacy Courses

This section provides you with the current information on cochlear implant candidacy and a basic overview of cochlear implants.


Tuesdays with Mary

Tuesdays with Mary

This series contains courses designed to familiarize you with the principles and practices of cochlear implant rehabilitation in young children. Specifically, the presenter provides you with a systematic approach to learning how to listen and understanding the connection between sound and its meaning.

Making Therapy Fun – Motivation, Expectation and Structure

How do you make therapy FUN but at the same time provide structure? Take this course and find out! Web class, 60 minute audio file.

Tool Time: Listening Activities for Infants and Toddlers

Learn about the components to listening and how to integrate them into your therapy session with young children. Web class, 60 minute audio file.

Tool Time: Listening Activities for School-Age Children

Learn about the components to listening and how to integrate them into your therapy session with school age children. Web class, 60 minute audio file.

Mary Koch has been working with children with cochlear implants since 1983. In 1994, she began the cochlear implant rehabilitation program at the Listening Center at Johns Hopkins. Mary currently provides cochlear implant rehab training nationally and internationally and serves as a consultant to Advanced Bionics. 


Listening for Littles with Dave Sindrey

Listening for Littles with Dave Sindrey

This series is designed to provide participants with strategies for targeting language development through parent and child interactions throughout their daily routines.

Sound Foundations to Early Speech Skills

Understanding what those principles are to develop early speech skills will be discussed during this 60 minute web class.

Language, Vocabulary, Sentences, Stories and Beyond

How do you increase your child's listening and comprehension skills? Find out by participating in this 60 minute web class.

About the presenter: Dave Sindrey is the creator of many beloved materials for children with hearing loss, including Listening Games for Littles and the Cochlear Implant Auditory Training Guide. Dave is known for inventive and effective games that work on both listening and language, and his lighthearted illustrations are loved by both parents and children around the world. He established his own publishing company, Wordplay Publications, in 1990 and continues to operate it from his hometown. Dave was trained as a Speech Language Pathologist at the University of Western Ontario and during his undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders, studied under Dr. Daniel Ling. Dave is certified as an Auditory-Verbal Therapist and has given more than one hundred lectures internationally on parent-centered treatment, creating fun and effective lesson plans, strategies for developing listening skills and techniques for promoting active listening behaviors in children. He lives in London, Ontario, Canada with his son Liam and their dog Tugs.


Working with Infants and Toddlers by Amy Robbins

Working with Infants and Toddlers by Amy Robbins

Working with very young children with cochlear implants can be tricky! Learn from one of the industry leaders in this area by viewing the following lesson. This lesson provides you with insightful techniques and strategies to improve your therapy sessions.

Getting Ready to Work with Infants and Toddlers with Cochlear Implants

This course offers the participant ideas and strategies to set the stage to work with very young children.

About the presenter: Amy McConkey Robbins, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she provides diagnostic and therapy services to children, often teaming with Chris Barton during intervention. She also advises school districts on the management of children with hearing loss and consults with Advanced Bionics. She has published in numerous books and journals and is the author or co-author of some widely-used assessment tools, such as the MAIS, IT-MAIS, and Mr. Potato Head Task.


Literacy and Cochlear Implants with Krista Heavner

Literacy and Cochlear Implants with Krista Heavner

This series explores literacy methods used with children with hearing loss and offers specific strategies that follow a normal developmental approach to reading.

Read All About It! Listening Strategies for the Young Child with a Hearing Loss

How do you get a young child with a hearing loss to be enthusiastic about reading? View this web class to find out what strategies are effective. 60 minutes.

Read All About It! Listening Strategies for the Older Child with a Hearing Loss

How do you get an older child with a hearing loss to be enthusiastic about reading? View this web class to find out what strategies are effective. 60 minutes.

About the presenter: Krista is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has been teaching spoken language to children who are deaf since 1999. She has worked in both the private practice setting and in the academic setting. Krista worked with the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program from 2001-2006 before working with Advanced Bionics as a consultant. Krista's research interest is in spoken language outcomes with the Auditory-Verbal approach and she has presented at several national cochlear implant meetings on this topic. 


Developing Listening Skills in the Home with Krista Heavner

Developing Listening Skills in the Home

For a child using a cochlear implant, the home environment is key to optimizing listening and language development. Advanced Bionics is pleased to present this course in partnership with AG Bell. Krista Heavner discusses creating a home environment which encourages the development of listening skills and spoken communication. 60 minutes.

About the presenter: Krista is a speech-language pathologist and Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has been teaching spoken language to children who are deaf since 1999. She has worked in both the private practice setting and in the academic setting. Krista worked with the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program from 2001-2006 before working with Advanced Bionics as a consultant. Krista's research interest is in spoken language outcomes with the Auditory-Verbal approach and she has presented at several national cochlear implant meetings on this topic. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 children.


Listening and Language Apps for Little Guys

Listening and Language Apps for Little Guys

Presented by Dave Sindrey, M.CI. Sc., LSLS, Cert. AVT, this course will introduce using apps to build listening and language skills in young children. This course will provide participants with practical tips and  activity ideas for using technology to motivate and capture the interests of the child with hearing impairment. 


RehAB with your iPad (Teens and Adults)

RehAB with your iPad (Teens and Adults)

Presented by Dave Sindrey, M.CI. Sc., LSLS, Cert. AVT, this course focuses on using technology to improve listening and communication skills in teens and adults with cochlear implants. This course will provide participants with practical tips and activity ideas for using apps to motivate listening practice. 

Baby Beats (Professionals)


Baby Beats (Professionals)

Presented by Valeri Le Beau, this course will introduce professionals to Baby Beats. Participants will learn how to engage families in natural interactions with infants and toddlers awaiting hearing technology. They will learn strategies to empower families to enjoy interacting with their infant/toddler while connecting them to the world of sounds, music and voice in a fun, developmentally appropriate way.


Singing in the Rain: Using Music to Reinforce Listening

Singing in the Rain: Using Music to Reinforce Listening

Presented by Christine Barton, this course provides participants with additional approaches to using music for spoken language development in young deaf and hard of hearing children. A special emphasis on the use of songs that focus on listening and language development while a young child is playing in the water will be provided.


Maximize Your Hearing Potential

Learning to listen again with a hearing aid or cochlear implant is a rewarding journey that takes patience, perseverance, and a positive attitude. Like any activity you are learning again – or for the first time – hearing your personal best requires time and effort. AB offers educational resources and tools to support you or your child.

Your Wireless World (Candidates and Recipients)

Your Wireless World (Candidates and Recipients)

Learn more about getting and living with wireless accessories from Advanced Bionics and hear a recipient explain how going wireless has enhanced her life.


Telephone Talk (Candidates and Recipients)

Telephone Talk (Candidates and Recipients)

Learn from an expert and a recipient how technologies from AB & Phonak make communication on the telephone easier.


Naída CI Q90 (Candidates and Recipients)

Naída CI Q90 (Candidates and Recipients)

Learn from an expert about Naída CI Q90 and the unique AB & Phonak technologies available to make communication in the real world easier.


Technology Updates

Introducing Naida Link CROS: A Simple Way to Hear More

 

Technology Update – Advanced Bionics and Roger™ System

Learn more about Advanced Bionics and the unique Roger Technology by Phonak, working together to make communication in the real world easier.

 

Technology Update on Bilateral and Bimodal Hearing

 

Technology Update – HiRes™ Ultra

 

Technology Update – Understanding Microphone Technology


Research Update- Advanced Bionics and Roger System Technologies

Research Update – Advanced Bionics and Roger System Technologies

Join us to learn more about current research showing the advantages of Advanced Bionics and the unique Roger Technology by Phonak, Working together to make communication in the real world easier.


Introduction To Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implants

Introduction To Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implants

Learn more about the current research showing the advantages of Advanced Bionics and Phonak Technology working together to make communication and bilateral, bimodal hearing easier in the real world.


Rehab Updates

Connect to Rehab

Do you have a progressive hearing loss? Are you new to using your hearing aid or cochlear implant(s)? Learn about rehabilitation tools designed to help adults and seniors with a progressive hearing loss, who are using hearing aids or cochlear implants improve their speech understanding.


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The Listening Room

The Listening Room™ provides your family with a foundation of interactive and uniquely designed practice activities to support the development of speech, language, and listening skills in children.

Tune Ups™ Musical Resource

Tune Ups™ musical resource was honored byTherapy Times as the Most Valuable Product in speech language pathology.

Developed by Christine Barton and Amy Robbins, Tune Ups is a music CD and a listening improvement program that seamlessly weaves music and language together to engage children with hearing loss for an incredible listening, language and overall learning experience.

The CD contains a collection of 18 songs that you can use to encourage speech and language development in children with hearing loss of all ages. Accompanying this CD are the music/lyric sheets, instructions on how to use each song to promote language development, and detailed information on how to use the Tune Ups approach in your therapy sessions.

To order, contact the Advanced Bionics office in your region.