Friday, September 3, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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(Meeting ID: 848 2780 6574)  



Resource Materials and Technology Center - D/HH 

Foundational Auditory Training for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the Central Institute for the Deaf Speech Percpetion Instructional Curriculum & Evaluation (CID SPICE) Curriculum  

Intended Audience: 

  • Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Speech and Language Pathologists working Students who are Deaf/hard of Hearing

Due to limited spots, priority will be given to educators who provide instruction in the Speech and Auditory Training Standards (#7763020, #7863020, and #7963180). In order to provide equitable access to the content and materials, only the first registrant from each Florida school district serving students who are deaf/hard of hearing will be admitted to the training, as determined by registration time stamps and receipt of principal/supervisor letter. Once RMTC-D/HH has received 20 applicants, a wait list will be compiled in order of the registration time stamps. If space allows, additional district staff may be accepted.


  • Training: Friday, September 3, 2021, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST)
  • Follow-Up Consultation: Friday, February 4, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CST)



Please join RMTC-D/HH for Foundational Auditory Training for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the CID SPICE Curriculum. 

SPICE vs. SPICE for Life flyer

This intermediate level course is designed to teach speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf techniques for capitalizing on auditory information made available to children with a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid. This course features an overview of the CID SPICE 2nd Edition auditory training curriculum for children ages 2+. Topics include strategies for speech perception/auditory development and methods to improve perception from detection through comprehension of connected speech. The workshop includes video demonstrations and interactive activities.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Contrast auditory learning with auditory training.
  • Describe the benefits of auditory training.
  • Perform informal assessment of speech perception skills of students who use a hearing aid or cochlear implant.
  • Develop appropriate goals and objectives for maximizing auditory speech. perception skills in children who use cochlear implants and/or hearing aids.
  • Develop appropriate activities for achieving auditory training goals and objectives.
  • Identify different methods of data collection.
  • Analyze children’s errors and utilize strategies based on the analysis to develop children’s auditory skills.

Receive SPICE Curriculum for Florida school district valued at $400.

Permission in writing from the principal or supervisor is required for participation in this professional development opportunity. A sample letter is provided.

 Centeral Institute for the Deaf (CID) Training Staff:
  • Meghan Cohen, MS, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd, ToDHH
  • Katy Hammacher, MSDE, CED, ToDHH
  • Kathy Holtman, AuD, CCC-A, Pediatric audiologist

Follow Up Activity:

In order to earn a certificate as evidence of participation for master inservice points, ASHA CEUs, or AG Bell CEUs, participants must complete eight weeks of data collection using the Speech Perception Instructional Curriculum and Evaluation (SPICE) form with students who are D/HH and enter it in the FDLRS Impact Database (FID).

Technology Requirements:

Participants will need access to

  • a newer computer (no more than five years old),
  • a high-speed internet connection (Speedtest.net results should be over 5-10 Mbps.), and
  • a web camera with standard definition (480p or 360p) for effective participation.

In-Service Points:

If you wish to earn in-service credits towards the renewal of a Florida Educator’s Certificate, it is recommended that you contact your school district’s professional development office BEFORE beginning a course to verify the requirements you must fulfill. RMTC-D/HH will provide a certificate upon completion of the course and submission of any follow-up activity requirements in the FDLRS Impact Database (FID). The suggested inservice points for this training is up to eight (8) points based on attendance, completion of class assignments, and follow-up activities.

Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) will provide ASHA or AG Bell CEUs for participation in this training upon completion of the follow-up activity in the FDLRS Impact Database (FID). 

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RMTC-D/HH is a discretionary project funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education through federal assistance under IDEA Part B and through a cooperative agreement with the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.

Activities and resources provided by RMTC-D/HH are available to professional staff who are currently working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the state of Florida.