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Two topic areas in the field of hearing loss: Music and The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric® (FLI-P®)

21 February @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Join us for an exciting workshop day focused on two topic areas in the field of hearing loss:
[1] Music for Children and Adolescents with Hearing Loss &
[2] The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric® (FLI-P®)
- Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress

Live, interactive and online

Course duration: Full day 9-3

AUD $199 incl GST

Choose the option that best meets your professional development learning needs: this workshop is also available as two half day workshops.

Course details

9 AM - 12 PM

Music for Children and Adolescents with Hearing Loss 9

Facilitated by Dr Chi Lo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian Institute of Health Innovation Academic Casual, Department of Linguistics Hearing CRC. This workshop focuses on the benefits of music for listening and learning for young children through to the adolescent years. It explores music and hearing loss, the role of music in supporting wellbeing and social interaction, and practical strategies to support student engagement and participation.

1 PM - 3 PM

The Functional Listening Index-Paediatric®(FLI-P®)
- Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress

Functional listening skills underpin language, literacy, communication development and social competence. How can we closely track functional auditory skill development? The Functional Listening Index - Paediatric (FLI-P®) is a new research-based tool designed to assist the tracking and monitoring of a child’s listening skills in everyday life scenarios. This workshop will explore functional listening, use of the FLI-P® tool, and provide strategies to closely monitor and track functional listening skills in children to foster positive progress.

Course facilitators

Chi Yun Lo

Chi's research areas examine the intersection between music, hearing, deafness, and health. A champion for open access and open learning, Chi is a dedicated educator and communicator—a NSW Fresh Scientist, a 3-Minute Thesis Finalist, a guest speaker at the Sydney Science Festival, the co-creator of a workshop: “Breaking down the invisible barriers between the deaf and the hearing”, and the recipient of a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at Macquarie University. Chi serves as the Committee Secretary for the Parents of Deaf Children—a not-for-profit organisation that advocates and provides support for families with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Chi is also the founder of a Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children which was a Finalist at the Engagement Australia 2021 Excellence Awards.

Ingrid Steyns, BBHSc, MSLP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT®

Ingrid is the Principal Manager of Clinical Learning and Development at The Shepherd Centre. Ingrid completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Health Sciences and a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at The University of Sydney, Australia. Ingrid is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech Language Pathologist. Ingrid has worked in clinical settings providing cochlear implant evaluation, diagnostic assessment and therapeutic intervention services for individuals with hearing loss and their families. Ingrid has developed international training programs, mentored professionals in the field throughout the world and has presented at numerous international conferences and workshops in the field worldwide.

Joanna McAdam, BA, MLSP, LSLS Cert AVT ®

Joanna is a Speech Pathologist and Certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS). Joanna joined the Shepherd Centre in 2007 and currently leads the 20 member LSLS team. Joanna has a number of areas of clinical interest including outcomes for children with moderate-severe hearing loss and the cognitive bases of listening. Joanna has developed a program to target the executive function skills of children with hearing loss aged 4-6 in a research project in collaboration with researchers at Macquarie University.  



The Functional Listening Index Paediatric® (FLI-P®) - Monitoring Listening Skills for Positive Progress” can contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Elective PL.


Music for children and Adolescents with Hearing Loss" can contribute 3 hours of TQI Accredited PL addressing Standard Descriptors 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2 or 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Elective PL.


Both courses can contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Elective PL.

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