The Moog Center is pleased to present a series of virtual learning sessions for professionals and parents
throughout the 2023-2024 school year at 7:00 p.m. CT.
This series of workshops is a great opportunity for professionals, parents, family members, and general
community members to learn about a variety of topics related to supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Theme-Based Vocabulary
September 27, 2023 (Wednesday)
Presented by Betsy Moog Brooks

This session will provide professionals, parents, and caregivers with information about using theme-based vocabulary to support single-word vocabulary development. Careful selection of vocabulary for children who are deaf or hard of hearing is of particular importance. An explanation of tiered vocabulary instruction will be discussed, and ideas and suggestions for theme-based vocabulary at different levels will be shared. Resources for theme-based vocabulary lists and pictures to accompany those words will be provided.

Understanding Audiologic Testing: The Basics
November 7, 2023 (Tuesday)
Presented by Valerie Sonneveldt

For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, appropriate and accurate audiologic testing is of utmost importance.

This session will address the different types of objective and behavioral assessments that can be completed with children. In addition, interpreting and understanding the results of this hearing evaluation will be discussed.

Top 10 Things to Know About an IEP
January 23, 2024 (Tuesday)
Presented by Betsy Moog Brooks and Liz Fales

This session will provide professionals, parents, and caregivers with information about the most important aspects of an IEP meeting and the IEP document. A list of 10 key factors participants should know and understand about the IEP process will be reviewed and explained. This presentation will provide an overview of key points for understanding and participating in IEPs, while also providing resources for additional information.

It’s More Than Play: Understanding Preschool Skills
April 11, 2024 (Thursday)
Presented by Gina Richter

Children who are in preschool spend most of their day playing. This session will provide professionals, parents, and other caregivers with information about the importance of play during these formative years of development. Strategies for targeting academic and social skills during play will be shared.


Comments From Participants

Supporting the Development of Reading Skills

“Wonderful presentation! Such valuable information and so well explained for families and professionals! Looking forward to the next one.”

“Great material and content provided in well thought out and succinct ways. Good detail of background info and barriers to access as well as discussion of specific techniques and activities to help support and foster improvement in reading skills of student who are DHH.”

“I enjoyed the anecdotes from personal experiences shared by the hosts of the presentation.  The resources shared were also helpful.”

“I loved how informative this was for an hour session!”