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Professional Training

As the premier Verbotonal Training Center in North America, HSF specialists showcase the Verbotonal Method’s unique use of filtered amplification and unified sensory therapy strategies that enable hearing-impaired children and adults to use their hearing primarily to develop normal speech and language.

The training program targets audiologist & hearing aid dispensers, teachers of the hearing-impaired, speech pathologists, special education teachers, and English Language Learners (ELL) teachers who have the desire to broaden their scope of knowledge to enhance hearing aid fittings, therapy services and instruction they provide to clients and students.

Our long-term goals are:

  • To gain national and international recognition as a consultation, training and demonstration center that promotes the Verbotonal Method.
  • To host collaborative workshops with other programs and professionals in the rapidly growing fields of aural rehabilitation and auditory perception.
  • To develop a national and international marketing campaign to distribute instructional training manuals, DVDs and curricula guidelines for the Verbotonal Method.
  • To offer on-site practicum and intern experiences to area college and university students in Hearing and Speech Sciences and Special Education.

 

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Materials and Workshops

Training Materials for Professionals

Leslee Rook and other Verbotonal professionals are working on materials to assist in our training program. Those include training manuals, DVDs and other information useful for teachers and professionals.

The first publication is a training manual titled Strategies for Developing Speech, Language and Auditory Perception: Body Movements. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please email Leslee.

Workshops for Professionals

We collaborate with other programs to present workshops and seminars pertaining to multi-sensory integration, aural rehabilitation and auditory perception. We host events with other programs or methodologies to understand and improve auditory perception and listening skills in hearing impaired and normal hearing individuals. We will list all upcoming workshops as they are planned, so please check back regularly for more professional training opportunities.