Friday, September 17, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Resource Materials and Technology Center - D/HH 

Real World Auditory Learning for Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Using the Central Institue for the Deaf Speech Perception Instruction Curriculum & Evaluation (CID SPICE for Life) Curriculum 

Intended Audience: 

  • Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ToDHH)
  • 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 17, 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, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EST (9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CST)



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

SPICE vs. SPICE for Life flyer

This intermediate level course is designed to teach SLPs and teachers of the deaf techniques to help children with hearing loss listen in everyday situations. Participants will learn an overview of skills including improving auditory memory, listening with technology, conversing, listening in noise, localizing sounds and more from the CID SPICE for Life auditory learning curriculum. Content is supported with video demonstrations, interactive activities for children ages 5-12 and data collection methods.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Provide examples of auditory tasks and listening environments that can be challenging for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Explain best practices for working with students who use hearing aids and/or cochlear implants for a variety of listening purposes. 
  • Describe successful methods of selecting goals to improve listening, language, speech and overall social communication. 
  • Identify appropriate teaching practices to help develop auditory learning in structured lessons for students ages 5-12. 
  • Describe ways to integrate the development of auditory skills during regular classroom activities.
  • Provide examples of strategies to incorporate parent involvement in developing better listening skills for their children in a variety of settings. 
  • Identify different methods of data collection. 
  • Analyze student errors and utilize strategies based on the analysis to develop auditory skills. 

Receive SPICE for LIfe Curriculum for Florida school district valued at $425.

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.