The Decibels Foundation

Ten Teaching Times Without Toys (virtual)

Friday, November 5, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Description: On Friday, November 5th, Hear to Learn will be hosting the webinar: "Ten Teaching Times Without Toys"

Presented by:
Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd, and Sharon Fairbourn, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Learning Objectives:
Ten Teaching Times Without Toys is intended to encourage parents and caregivers to recognize natural language opportunities in common household routines and/or inexpensive activities. Reducing reliance on specialized or costly materials and manipulatives increases carryover and generalization. These objectives align with Principles of Auditory Verbal therapy, particularly principles 4 through 7. (4-Guide and coach parents to become the primary facilitators of their child’s listening and spoken language development. 5-Guide and coach parents to create environments that support listening for the acquisition of spoken language throughout the child’s daily activities. 6-Guide and coach parents to help their child integrate listening and spoken language in all aspects of the child’s life. 7- Guide and coach parents to use natural developmental patterns of audition, speech, language, cognition, and communication.)

In this break out session, parents and professionals will explore:
· The critical importance of routine-based intervention
· Potentially hidden opportunities for language learning during a typical day or week
· Ways to increase or decrease complexity of language targets in similar settings and activities
· Create and maintain habits that foster a child’s language growth

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings:

Jeanette Smoot holds a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from Utah State University and is a certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. She has primarily worked with preschool and kindergarten aged children with hearing loss. Parent coaching and graduate student mentoring have been key parts of her role at Sound Beginnings for the past ten years. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave listening, language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

Sharon Fairbourn graduated from Utah State with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. Sharon is certified as a Listening Spoken Language Specialist. She has worked for Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Sound Beginnings Program at Utah State University. She has served birth to three, preschool and elementary aged children. She loves watching kids make connections and empowering parents with tools to succeed.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT
11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Webinar date: November 5, 2021

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click

Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided.

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Nicole Jacobson. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

Registration Link:

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Contact Information:
Nicole Jacobson