Name of the Game

Name of the Game is an 8 part webinar series dedicated to vocabulary learning for children with hearing loss. The focus is on children who use listening and spoken language, however applications are made to sign language learning when appropriate.

Each video is 1 hour long and gives one hour of credit each. They can be viewed in any order (though we suggest viewing them in the order presented) and they're also individual offerings, so you can take one of them, some of them, or all of them.



Vocabulary Outcomes and Word Learning for Children with Hearing Loss

Part 1

In this one-hour webinar you'll identify factors that affect vocabulary growth in children with hearing loss, summarize vocabulary outcomes for children with hearing loss, explore a model of word learning, and relate that model of word learning with specific outcomes for children with hearing loss.

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Breadth and Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge

Part 2

In this one-hour webinar you'll compare breadth of vocabulary knowledge with depth of vocabulary knowledge, identify the differences in these types of knowledge between hearing loss and non-hearing loss students, and describe four types of vocabulary depth and how children with hearing loss develop this knowledge.

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Types of Vocabulary Knowledge and their Relation to Language Development

Part 3

In this one-hour webinar you'll first identify the types of vocabulary that expands language development. Then, you'll learn how these vocabulary types differ in children with and without hearing loss. You'll move on to evaluating the relationship between vocabulary and grammartical development, and finally learn how to teach vocabulary types to contribute to grammatical development.

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Types of Vocabulary Knowledge and their Relation to Academic Success

Part 4

In this one-hour webinar you'll first learn the relation between vocabulary size and high-school literacy and mathematical problem solving outcomes for children with hearing loss. Next, you'll identify how vocabulary knowledge contributes to comprehension and word reognition during reading. You'll tehn recognize concept vocabulary knowledge embedded in academic work across subjects, and finally learn vocabulary knowledge deficits in Tier 1 and Tier 2 words in children with hearing loss after learning.

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Teaching Vocabularly to Children with Hearing Loss: Early Listeners

Part 5

In this one-hour webinar you'll learn the range of recommendations for teaching vocabulary to children with normal hearing. You'll then learn how to identify possible barriers to word learning for children with hearing loss in everyday contexts, and how to build vocabulary learning opportunities within the framework of learning new words.

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Teaching Vocabulary to Children with Hearing Loss: School-Age Learners

Part 6

In this one-hour webinar, we'll teach you evidence-based strategies for teaching concept and abstract words to children with hearing loss. Then you'll learn how to identify opportunities for pre-teaching across multiple types of vocabulary words. Finally you'll get strategies for teaching associative and taxonomic knowledge to children with hearing loss.

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Vocabulary Learning in Children with Hearing Loss: An Overview for Parents

Part 7

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn how children with hearing loss struggle to learn words the same way as children without hearing loss. You'll then learn how to identify the steps of word learning, and strategies for overcoming word learning barriers for children with hearing loss.

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Embedding Vocabulary Instruction Throughout the Day

Part 8

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn how to describe fatigue and listening effort affect on-line processing of new vocabulary for children with hearing loss during the day. You'll also learn how to identify ways to use parents and other professionals as partners in vocabulary embedding for academic content.

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