Online Course Detail


For all children, especially those with cochlear implants, building a good vocabulary is a critical building block for reading comprehension skills. The role that parents and the professionals that guide them have in helping children to develop versatile vocabularies cannot be overstated. This presentation discusses concepts and strategies for parents and professionals to utilize in vocabulary expansion and direct instruction for older listeners.

This is a Recorded Course which requires either a Windows-based computer or a Mac with speakers/headphones to view. More information is available in the FAQs/Help section.

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: Free to View

Course Objectives:

  • After this course, learners will be able to compare and contrast vocabulary expansion strategies to choose the most appropriate for various contexts.
  • After this course, learners will be able to describe a child’s need for definitional knowledge of words.
  • After this course, learners will be able to review the parent’s role in vocabulary expansion for a child with a cochlear implant.

Course Instructor(s):
Ashley S. Garber, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT