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Morning Session

8:15-11:45 a.m.

The ELLA study: Early Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dive into the ELLA study's insights on early language and literacy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Afternoon Session

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Overcoming Barriers: Access to Quality and Equitable Intervention for All Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Uncover current findings on learning trajectories, vocabulary, spoken language, print knowledge, and phonological awareness.



Emily Lund, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Dean for Research

Texas Christian University

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Her research focuses on language and literacy development in children who are deaf and hard of hearing and use cochlear implants or hearing aids. Her work has been funded by NIH/NIDCD and the ASHFoundation.


Krystal Werfel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director of Research Participants Services Core

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Center for Childhood Deafness, Language, and Learning

Her research focuses on identifying early predictors of literacy for children with hearing loss and designing and optimizing early intervention that may prevent later literacy difficulties. 


Lisa Fitton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina

Arnold School of Public Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Her expertise is in quantitative methodological design, focusing on the implementation of rigorous statistical models within smaller sample sizes to improve the quality of inferences in research, and in bilingual language and reading development.


This is an in-person only event. There is no fee for this event. 

Register by January 22 to receive ASHA CEU credit. In order to process information for ASHA CEU's, the RSVP registration link above must be fully completed


For additional questions, please contact:
Sheila Speak



Financial: Krystal Werfel and Lisa Fitton are receiving an honorarium for their presentation. Emily Lund is an employee of Texas Christian University.  

Nonfinancial: None

This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate level 

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