This text course discusses research in language development and cognition in children with hearing loss, and underscores the critical role of the audiologist in ensuring maximum audibility from amplification. It is presented in an engaging, Q&A conversational format.
Course created on February 10, 2014
- After this course learners will be able to explain the impact of hearing on working memory and cognition.
- After this course learners will be able to describe differences in the language of children with hearing loss as compared to their normal hearing peers.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the importance of audibility on language development and cognition, and the clinical implications for pediatric audiologists.
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Derek Stiles, PhD
After obtaining his Master's degree in Audiology, Derek Stiles completed his clinical fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston and worked as a pediatric audiologist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. He received his PhD at the University of Iowa, and completed his dissertation on the relationships between speech audibility, working memory, and vocabulary in children with hearing loss, advised by Drs. Ruth Bentler and Karla McGregor. Dr. Stiles is currently an assistant professor at Rush University in Chicago where he sees patients in the clinic, teaches graduate students, and collaborates with professionals in the Chicago metropolitan area who share in the goal of helping children with hearing loss. He directs the Child Hearing Lab where he studies the factors that support vocabulary development in children with hearing loss.
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