NOTE: There is no slide handout available for this course. Abstract: This presentation will describe instruments used by Implant Centers in the areas of speech perception, and speech and language development. Case study examples will illustrate the nature of information reported by Center assessments. Recommendations for the type of evaluation tools that might be more appropriate in educational settings and that may more directly inform habilitation will also be provided.
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Course created on October 11, 2006
- Participants will be able to critically compare the scoring mechanisms used by many speech perception, speech, language and educational assessment tools.
- Participants will be able to list components of a complete assessment battery.
- Participants will be able to identify test measures that provide information for rehabilitation planning.
Ashley Garber, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT
owns Listening and Language Connections, LLC,
Ashley S. Garber, MS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT owns Listening and Language Connections, LLC, a private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan dedicated to Auditory Verbal Therapy and family-centered aural habilitation services for children and adults with hearing impairment. She has over 12 years of experience in the field with time as a parent -infant therapist at the Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville Tennessee and as a private therapist and in-class aide for a child with a cochlear implant in Valencia, Venezuela. She spent 4 years as the speech language pathologist at the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program specializing in assessment and habilitation services for the center’s pediatric recipients. She had been a consultant to the Cochlear Americas' HOPE program since 2004.
Mary Ellen Nevins, EdD
experienced teacher of children who are deaf and hard of hearing
Mary Ellen Nevins, Ed.D. is an experienced teacher of children who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as a veteran teacher educator. Nevins entered the field of implantation in 1987, when she joined the team at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital as an educational consultant while at the same time coordinating the teacher preparation program at Kean University in New Jersey. She has a national reputation as an expert on the educational issues facing children with cochlear implants and speaks and writes widely on this topic. Now in private practice as a Professional Development Specialist, Nevins is poised to publish her third book with co-author Pat Chute entitled School-Based Professionals Working with Children with Cochlear Implants in the spring of 06. She teamed with her colleague, Ashley S. Garber, CCC-SLP to develop and implement educational programs for Cochlear Americas. She provides consultant services to the HOPE program as it continues to address the varied needs of school personnel.
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