Using the Recorded Functional Listening Evaluation Using Sentences

Children with hearing loss are increasingly made ineligible for specialized instruction. The Americans with Disabilities Act, as clarified by the Departments of Education and Justice, specified that schools must ensure that communication is as effective as class peers. The Recorded FLE Using Sentences assists in ‘making the case’ that hearing loss interferes with school access and therefore the comprehensiveness and pace of learning.

(Approximately 60 minutes)

Target Audience:  Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Educational Audiologists, SLPs

The participant will be able to:

1) Use the Recorded FLE to estimate functional listening ability in the classroom

2) Set up to perform the Recorded FLE Using Sentences, including student instruction

3) Interpret the FLE results in a way that assists teachers, parents and other staff in understanding how the hearing loss impacts communication effectiveness in the classroom


Karen L. Anderson, PhD

Karen Anderson has worked in clinical, public school and state-level (EHDI) settings to address the needs of children with hearing loss. She is Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, providing online resources for professionals and families. Karen is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, has received national recognition awards in educational audiology and has been an adjunct professor at University of South Florida. She is the author or co-author of many practical checklists, such as the SIFTER, LIFE-R, and CHILD and co-author of the book Building Skills for School Success in the Fast-Paced Classroom with Kathy Arnoldi and other publications. She is currently Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss.


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