Presenter: Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists who work with children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH). It will address language deprivation in the DHH population by defining it, identifying its characteristics, and describing how to prevent and treat it.
Course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:30:26
– P.S., prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The course was all very interesting and helpful. She provided all of the information- treatment, background info, and specific handouts." C.S. (Dec. 2023)
"The implications of language deprivation and treatment portion were beneficial. The course was short, sweet, and sufficient to solidify my learning. I liked that there were hands-on examples." G.L. (Nov. 2023)
"Descriptions of language deprivation and how it differs from language delay and language disorder. Ideas for differential diagnosis and how to best meet the needs of the DHH child." D.K. (Sep. 2023)
"The distinction between communication and language, the intersection of language and cognition, the descriptions of symptoms, and the bit about executive functions were beneficial topics. The course was very well organized, and the presenter's voice was slow and measured, and easy to understand. The content was presented in great detail." R.C. (Aug. 2023)
"I enjoyed the specific examples of activities to use with this population. I liked the background information provided as well as the practical ideas for therapy." L.B. (Aug. 2023)
"I liked the language deprivation examples. Course was easy to follow." V.V. (Jul. 2023)
"Thank you for a wonderful presentation and handouts. I am an educational interpreter in a special needs unit of a high school. My student is Deaf with cerebral palsy. My student failed her newborn hearing screening but didn’t get a hearing aid until she was five and a CI in middle school. I always assumed her low cognitive functioning was due to her CP. I read something about language deprivation in Deaf children recently and it got me thinking. Then this webinar caught my eye. So much of what you said fits my student and it really helps me see things in a whole new light. I especially appreciate the language, cognitive and bilingual treatment advice—that will be a big help with my student. I loved that this presentation was so well organized. It was easy to follow, the pacing was perfect, and the visuals were great." P.S. (Jun. 2023)
"Course was well organized and well presented. Definitions, concepts, and treatment ideas." S.J. (Mar. 2023)
"Fascinating topic. Course was clear, informational, easy to follow, very organized." W.S. (Feb. 2023)
"Understanding the difference between language, speech and hearing in terms of cognitive development was beneficial. I liked the comparisons used as examples to create a mental picture to understand concepts." F.C. (Dec. 2022)
"Examining the differential diagnosis among language delay, disorder and deprivation was very informative. The pacing of the presentation and the numerous examples of what you have experienced with your students was very enlightening. Also, the visuals of how you present information to your students was very helpful." M.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Very clear and well thought out course! Learning syntax of a language delay vs language deprivation." C.L. (Oct. 2022)
"Learning the importance of not using sign and spoken words simultaneously is good information. I liked the examples and comparing language disorders to language deprivation." J.T. (Sept. 2022)
"The content and topic was interesting." C.H. (July 2022)
"The course information will be useful to my practice." T.P. (June 2022)
"Techniques discussed for addressing language deprivation were beneficial. The handouts were nice as well as the tips for treatment." N.P. (Apr. 2022)
"The definition and characteristics specific to language deprivation vs. other disorders was helpful. I liked the examples of therapy targets. And how bilingualism should be approached when the languages are ASL and spoken English." L.F. (Dec. 2021)
"The information was presented in a clear way that was easy to follow." T.V. (Dec. 2021)
"The information from this course will help me when working on language skills with my hearing impaired students. The course was well organized and informative." A.V. (Dec. 2021)
“I liked the clarity of the presentation, which fully explained the difficulty for the deaf or hard of hearing child. I also really appreciated the treatment examples.” L.P. (Dec. 2021)
“The Information on differences in language delay/disorders/deprivation was extremely helpful.” S.W. (Dec. 2021)
"A great background review of the difficulty for deaf and hard of hearing children to acquire language and to utilize it effectively over their lifetime." R.S. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the discussion of the difficulty associated with language processing in children with implants." A.S. (Sept. 2021)
"The information was clear and concise, and important concepts were repeated, which aided for better understanding." C.E. (Sept. 2021)
“The course was clear, well presented, and with a basis in research. As a clinician, it was also helpful to have the presenter give concrete examples of the concepts taught by referencing what this might look like in a D/HOH child or therapeutic practice.” A.B. (Sept. 2021)
“The differential diagnosis of language deprivation therapy approaches for students who have had language deprivation were insightful. It had relevant information and clear takeaways for clinical practice.” E.J. (Aug. 2021)
"Great course! Presenter was easy to listen to and provided great information. This will be my first year as an SLP working with students who are significantly deaf and hard of hearing. Understanding language deprivation will give a better understanding of many of my students' struggles." K.J. (Jul. 2021)
"The entire presentation was extremely beneficial. I will be using this information to improve my practices with students I currently work with. It was easy to access, very informative, I was able to pause it and rewind it when I wanted to hear something again, or pause it to take notes." J.B. (Jun. 2021)
"The detailed list of symptoms and implications were most helpful. The examples for each stated piece of data were beneficial." L.L. (May 2021)
"I honestly didn't know that hearing was so critical for language learning. I thought the language was easy to understand, but still good on a technical level." N.B. (Apr. 2021)
"This course made me look at language treatment in a different light which may even help with treatment of my kiddos that are hearing." C.H. (Jan. 2021)
“This course provided specific treatment tips and examples for students.” N.S. (Jan. 2021)
Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at a residential school for the deaf. She has presented at schools and conferences on the topic of language deprivation and puts together a yearly summit for SLPs who utilize American Sign Language (ASL) with students who are DHH.
Financial — Kimberly Sanzo is a presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Kimberly Sanzo has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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