Strategies for Language Intervention with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Presented by Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

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Course Description

This presentation will cover strategies for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) implementing language intervention with Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) children. It will discuss why DHH children with language disorder need explicit language instruction, Intervention strategies for literacy, vocabulary, and syntax will be discussed, as well as overall language intervention techniques.
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PediatricSLPDeaf/HOHLanguage Development

Meet Your Presenter

Kim is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who is committed to educating parents and professionals on the neurological effects of a late or incomplete first language acquisition for Deaf and hard of hearing children. She was raised in a trilingual home and is a heritage speaker of French and Italian. She received her B.A. in Psychology and in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont in 2010 and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2012. She is a board-certified specialist in child language (BCS-CL) through the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders and is currently a doctoral candidate for an SLPD. She has 9 years of experience working at a school for the Deaf. Kim has also given presentations on a variety of topics related to bilingualism, language acquisition, and language deprivation, and is dedicated to changing the way that SLPs understand and work with Deaf children.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Tell why DHH students may struggle with language.
  2. Identify at least one new technique they will utilize with this population.
  3. List at least three strategies to utilize during language intervention with their DHH students.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:10 - Introduction and intervention principles
  • 0:20 - General intervention techniques
  • 0:35 - Strategies for literacy and vocabulary
  • 0:50 - Strategies for syntax
  • 0:55 - Suggestions for your practice
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

SLPs who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

This course will be available for CEUs until November 10, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter receives a salary from Language First.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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