Registration closes July 17, 2019

Michigan Library and Historical Center
Lake Michigan Room
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915
Friday, August 2, 2019

Doors open at 8 a.m.

Start time: 8:30 a.m.

End time: 4 p.m.


$75 for professionals

$37.50 for adult family members and college students


The listening and spoken language (LSL) approach is a communication option for infants, toddlers, and young children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and who have appropriate auditory access to speech. Professionals and families work together implementing specific LSL strategies and practices to facilitate the acquisition and development of language. This training will give attendees the background, instruction, modeling, and practice necessary to implement LSL strategies with fidelity.

SCECHs are pending.

Learner Objectives

  1. Understand the model of auditory development
  2. Identify at least ten strategies used in development of listening and spoken language skills
  3. Roleplay and practice the use and application of selected LSL strategies

Required Learning

Attendees will be required to complete 30 minutes of material prior to attending this training. This material (video and print) will be sent to participants two weeks prior to the training date.

About the Presenter

Ashley S. Garber (M.S., CCC-SLP, Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist) owns LSL Learning Partners, LLC, a private practice focusing specifically on LSL mentoring, organizational consulting, and content development with an eye toward practical applications of LSL concepts. As a speaker and mentor, including in her former role as educational consultant for Cochlear Americas’ HOPE Program and as a current collaborator with, she has had the opportunity to lead and learn from professionals nationally and internationally.

Hotel Rooms

A block of hotel rooms is available at Quality Suites in Lansing for $85 plus tax. Participants will receive more information about how to reserve a room in their registration confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

Please note: A credit card payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 517-241-7083.

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie