The Speech Banana

Click here to download a PDF version

Provided by Mary McGinnis.

Mary McGinnis, Cand PhD, CED, LSLS Cert AVT®, Director, Teacher Education, has taught children with hearing loss for 40 years in a variety of settings using various approaches, including Total Communication, Cued Speech, Auditory-Oral, and Auditory-Verbal. Her academic preparation includes four degrees (BA in English and MA in Education, California State University, Los Angeles; MA in Linguistics and Cand PhD in Linguistics, University of Southern California), four California credentials (Elementary, Secondary: English, DHH, and Administrative Services), and four certifications (Listening and Spoken Language Specialist: Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, Council on Education of the Deaf: Elementary and Secondary Education, Supervision of Elementary and Secondary Education, and NECCI Trainer). She has published and presented on various topics, including auditory skill development (the Auditory Skills Curriculum), speech, sociolinguistics in child language, and cochlear implants in children (The NECCI Inservice Curriculum).

PDF: Recommended LSLS Protocol for Audiological Assessment, Hearing Aid Evaluation, and Cochlear Implant Monitoring