News Release

Friday, November 12, 2004

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON DEVELOPMENT OF SPOKEN LANGUAGE BY CHILDREN WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—Children’s Hospital will host an auditory-verbal therapy workshop December 2-3, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., at the hospital’s Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk. The interactive presentations will focus on a model of auditory learning, games, activities, strategies and techniques that facilitate the development of spoken language by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The workshop is intended for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, educators of the deaf or hard or hearing and parents of those children. Featured presenter is speech-language pathologist Kathryn Wilson, a certified auditory-verbal therapist with 27 years of experience as an educator and therapist in public school, private practice and home-based and clinical settings. She is currently director of the resource support program in the Office of Education Services for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. There is a fee of $150 for the workshop ($99 for students and parents) that includes handouts, continental breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is November 26. For more information on the workshop or to register contact Elizabeth Williams at (757) 668-9136.