CCHAT Annual Professionals Conference 2019

Managing Children who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) who use Spoken Language in the Mainstream and Addressing the Needs of Children who are DHH Speaking more than One Language

Friday, February 15, 2019 ∙ 9:00am - 4:00pm
Franklin Templeton ∙ 3355 Data Drive, 1st Floor Auditorium, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Lunch Sponsor

Cochlear Americas

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Ramos Oil Company
Borderlands Bakery
Strong Legacy Planning, LLC
Wallace Kuhl & Associates
Your Smile Photography
Armstrong Creative
City Printz
Strong Legacy Planning, LLC
Clover Sonoma
Bonnie Werley
Tahoe Family Hearing Clinic
Les Schwab


8:30 - 9:00

  • Registration / Light Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

  • Introduction / Disclosures – CCHAT Laura Covello, CCHAT Center Sacramento

9:15 - 10:15

  • Professional terms and audiological factors
  • Current technologies compared to previous technologies

10:15 - 10:30

  • Break

10:30 - 12:00

  • Challenges facing SLPs and teachers
  • Accommodations

12:00 - 12:30

  • Lunch (Provided)

12:30 - 2:30

  • Classroom / therapy strategies
  • Audience Discussion / Q&A

2:30 - 2:45

  • Break

2:45 - 4:00

  • Documenting performance of children who are Bilingual and DHH
  • Intervention techniques, current research and practical suggestions for children and families learning more than one language

This course will address two current topics: supporting children who are DHH and use listening and spoken language in the mainstream and addressing the needs of children who are DHH with more than one language in the home. Being low incidence, hearing loss is a disability not routinely seen on an SLP’s caseload. There may be one or two students in the course of a career, and each could have drastically different needs. Several factors affect a student’s access, and later success, in the classroom. Audiological factors and the current climate for students with hearing loss will be discussed. From the viewpoints of an audiologist and a teacher of the deaf, strategies for success will be described for immediate application.The second part of this course will allow professionals, interventionists, families and others to facilitate acquisition of spoken language for multilingual children who are DHH. Participants will learn the tools to characterize bilingual DHH learners, develop appropriate spoken language targets and gain knowledge about current teaching and assessment tools.

Learner Outcomes

After this course participants will be able to …

  • Describe the current landscape for children with hearing loss in mainstream settings
  • Compare / contrast today’s new technology with older technology of yesteryear
  • Identify strategies to employ in the therapy room and classroom for successful implementation
  • Identify 3 characteristics revealed in research studies to be positive correlates with success in children using spoken language who are DHH learning multiple spoken languages
  • Describe therapy techniques appropriate for working with a child who is DHH learning more than one spoken language


Ronda Rufsvoid
Ronda Rufsvold, Ph.D., LSLS Cert AVEd
Katie Isbell
Katie Isbell, Au.D.
Laura Covello
Laura Covello, M.A., CCC-A, M.Ed., CCHAT - Executive Director
Lisa McWilliams
McWilliams, CCC-SLPLSLS Cert AVEdLisa
ASHA Approved Provider

CCHAT Center Sacramento is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

AG Bell

** The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language has approved this course for 6.0 LSLS CE hours.

This course is offered for 0.6 CEUS (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Registration Fee:

(Registration is now closed)


  • Early Bird – Prior to February 1st - $100
  • After February 1st - $125

Students - $75

Parents - $25

Course fee Includes:

  • Electronic Course Handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Light Breakfast
  • Lunch

If you have any questions please contact Chris Bruzoni at 916-361-7290 x1

Requirements for Course Completion:

Please be advised participants requesting continuing education credit for speech language pathology or audiology will be required to sign in and out of the course and complete a learner assessment form.

Participants Requesting Special Needs Accommodations:

  1. Complete the CCHAT event registration by or before the conference deadline
  2. Please note any required accommodations and dietary restrictions when registering. If Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) orAmerican Sign Language Interpreters are needed; early registration is required.
  3. State the special need or specific accommodation in the Comments & Other Info section of the registration form

Special needs and accommodations can also be indicated prior to the conference by calling, e-mailing, mailing or faxing the request to the CCHATCenter.

916-361-7290 voice

916-361-8613 fax

CCHAT Center Sacramento - 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 956703

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Unless specified otherwise, request for refund must be received in writing 15 days prior to the beginning of the course or event. Refund requests can be sent by mail, e-mail or fax to CCHAT Center Sacramento Continuing Education and Professional Development Division. We reserve the right to cancel a course or event when circumstances warrant, including insufficient registrations. In the event of cancellation or postponement, each registrant will be notified by written notification and will be issued a full refund.

Product Endorsement Disclaimer:

While people with hearing loss may greatly benefit from medical devices for the treatment of hearing loss such as cochlear implants, hearing aids and assistive listening devices, CCHAT does not endorse or represent any specific company or manufacturer. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the CCHAT Center Sacramento. Continuing education opportunities shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Parents and professionals are encouraged to fully investigate hearing aid, cochlear implant and assistive listening device options and providers that may be most appropriate for a specific individual.

Course Disclosure:


  • The presenters of this course are paid staff members of the CCHAT Center – Sacramento
  • This course was partially funded by a sponsorship from Advanced Bionics, a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world


  • The use of the auditorium for this course is generously provided by Franklin Templeton

Complaint Policy:

Any questions, concerns or complaints about continuing education courses offered by the CCHAT Center can be sent by U.S mail, e-mail or fax to the CCHAT Center Continuing Education and Professional Development Division. All questions and complaints will be reviewed by the Continuing Education Administrator and will be responded to in writing.

916-361-7290 voice

916-361-8613 fax

CCHAT Center Sacramento - 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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