Next Spotlight Session Workshop

April 26, 2022
1:00-2:30 PM EDT

Hearing Loss:

Learn from experts in the field as we take a closer look at technology solutions to improve life for people with hearing impairment 

Ray Grott, The director and head technologist and assistive technology specialist in the RET project at SFSU will speak about real-work scenarios and self-advocacy tips in the working world for adults with hearing loss.

Gael Hannan, a hearing loss advocate and author of Hear & Beyond and The Way I Hear It, will speak about how and when she uses telecoils in both her hearing aid and her cochlear implants. 

Jane Hager, an MAT (Maryland Accessible Telecommunications) specialist from the MD Department of Disabilities, will talk about amazing new features available on a variety of phones and shine the light on the Pixel phone. 

Kathleen Lehnert, an aural rehabilitation expert / speech-language pathologist with Johns Hopkins University, will talk about the benefits of listening therapy after cochlear implants and provide a list of resources that may be helpful

James Whitney, an OT from MDTAP (Maryland Technology Assistance Program) will speak about visual alert systems

Colleen Zenczak, an audiologist with Johns Hopkins University will offer guidance for people interested in pursuing hearing aids and discuss differences between some of the major companies such as Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Oticon, Signia, Unitron, and ReSound.

During our time together using the Zoom meeting format, everyone can participate in discussions and learn in greater depth from a group of invited experts.

Limited Enrollment

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Have you heard of an app, tech feature or device but need help using it?

Join Joan Green and invited experts as they shine the light on products and strategies so you can better help yourself or someone else who thinks, communicates and learns differently.

Once you know what’s possible, it can be a challenge to figure out the details of actually using a tech tool to get the most out of it.

During the 1-1/2 hour long Zoom Group Spotlight Session Workshop, you will:

  • Connect with experts in the field;
  • Gain insight into how the product can be used to overcome obstacles and make life easier;
  • Learn about how to get started using the featured item(s);
  • Receive guidance about “best practices” for implementation;
  • Take a deep dive into customization options to meet the needs of the user;
  • Hear about potential roadblocks and troubleshooting tips;
  • Acquire access to step-by-step resources for visual support while using the tech tools;
  • Participate in discussions; and
  • Share experiences!

Join us for the next Spotlight Session Workshop!

Active participation is encouraged to help you get the most out of the learning experience.

Let’s help each other thrive!  

There are many new exciting technologies that can be strategically used to help children and adults with hearing impairments. It can be daunting to figure out appropriate options on your own. Let’s demystify the world of assistive technology for hearing and talk about HOW to use features of new hearing aids, assistive listening devices and accessibility features and apps on your devices that you may not realize exist.! 

In this Spotlight Session, we will build on the information presented in the TheyMayNotKnow webinar on this topic scheduled for 4/6/22.

This session is for families, audiologists, SLPs, product developers, and everyone else interested in collaborating to improve the lives of people of all ages and abilities who struggle to hear. 

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The cost to participate is $49.95 for each Spotlight Session.

If you’d like to attend but are experiencing financial hardship and would appreciate a coupon code or would like to discuss a group discount, please email

“Joan Green, MA, CCC-SLP, is an innovator and the hands-down expert in this area. .

– Salya Namazi, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist of The Stixrud Group

About Joan Green

I am an online tech coach, licensed and certified speech-language pathologist,  assistive technology consultant, mother of four wonderful young adults, and the founder of Innovative Speech Therapy. My passion is to do all that I can to help families, educators, and therapists address a wide variety of communication, cognitive, literacy, and learning challenges. Over my years as a speech therapist, I’ve fine-tuned my uniquely effective approach to therapy and professional development. I believe in empowering individuals, families, and professionals through affordable, cutting-edge technologies that many of us already have in our homes, schools, and workplace.

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