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Administering the Functional Listening Evaluation: A How-To Module

A Functional Listening Evaluation, originally published by Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D., can provide critical information to support a learner’s access across educational environments, but training on how to administer this assessment is variable in higher education programs. This module was created to walk you through the purpose of a Functional Listening Evaluation, the steps in conducting one, the materials you will need in order to administer, and how to utilize the data to determine appropriate accommodations. A demonstration of the assessment along with the use of case studies will deepen your learning and provide you with the information necessary to administer the assessment with your own learners.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain why a Functional Listening Evaluation is conducted.
  • Identify the steps to conduct a functional listening evaluation.
  • Given a set of completed FLE data, identify the student’s best listening environment and name an accommodation that can be beneficial to the student based on the results.
  • Name two additional resources you can use to prepare for or administer a functional listening evaluation.


  • Dr. Pat Skidmore
  • Dr. Mandi Hinton
  • Dr. Leah Demko
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

Credits (Including name of provider and number of hours):

  • Providers: ACVREP, DODD, OSHPB, ASHA, OCCRRA (See below)
  • CEU hours: PENDING (1 hour, .1 for ASHA)

Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

Continuing education hours (CEUs) have been requested from the following providers:

CEUs requested (1 hour): ACVREP, DODD, Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board, ASHA

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Locked Presenter Bios Locked Pre-Assessment Locked Introduction to the Functional Listening Evaluation Locked Assessment Set-Up and Administration Locked See it in Action Locked Differentiating the FLE Locked Case Studies Locked Voices from the Field Locked Post-Assessment Locked Survey