Leading Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to Host Conference in Washington, D.C.

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The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hosting its 2011 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium in Washington, D.C., from July 21 to 23.

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) 2011 Listening and Spoken Language Symposium will take place in Washington, D.C., from July 21-23, 2011, at the Omni Shorehom Hotel.

At the Symposium attendees will:

-- Attend short courses and presentations on the latest advances in intervention for infants and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
-- Earn continuing education credits towards professional certification.
-- Participate in public policy briefings to support the growing demand of families seeking listening and spoken language services through early intervention and K-12 education.
-- Meet with legislators and regulators so they can understand the importance of public policy that supports listening and spoken language services.
-- Learn how your clinical and educational skills can effect change far beyond your own practice.
-- Interact with hearing technology providers from hearing aids, cochlear implants to hearing assistive devices for the classroom or therapeutic setting.

Attendees travel from all over the world and will include:

--Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS Cert AVT and AVED)
--Educators of the Deaf
--Speech and Language Pathologists
--Audiologists
--Early intervention and special education specialists and administrators
--Parents
--Public policy professionals concerned with early intervention and education for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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