This presentation will focus on the timely topic of children with multiple disabilities in addition to hearing loss, who become cochlear implant recipients. Specific areas of discussion will include solutions to challenges in assessment and intervention, need for the use of an interdisciplinary team, the research literature on the topic. The course will provide participants with resources and references.
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Course created on February 10, 2006
- Participants will be able to list the percentage of children with hearing loss who have additional disabilities.
- Participants will be able to detail some of the reasons for the increasing numbers of these children being identified.
- Participants will be able to list a variety of disabilities which can present in addition to hearing loss.
- Participants will be able to describe several challenges and solutions in the area of assessment and intervention for children with hearing loss and additional disabilities.
- Participants will be able to delineate the members of an interdisciplinary team ideally suited to work with these children.
Donald Goldberg, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA,Cert. AVT
Co-Director, HEARING IMPLANT PROGRAM (HIP)
Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, Cert. AVT, is currently the Co-Director of the Hearing Implant Program (HIP) of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Head and Neck Institute. Previously Dr. Goldberg was an Associate Professor at The College of Wooster (Ohio) and was the Executive Director of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. Goldberg earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 1985. He is the co-author of "Educational Audiology for the Limited Hearing Infant and Preschooler : An Auditory-Verbal Program" (Pollack, Goldberg, & Caleffe-Schenck, 1997). Goldberg serves on the Board of Directors of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the A.G. Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
Christina Perigoe, PhD, CCC-SLP, C.E.D., Cert. AVT
Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Deafness at Kean University in Union, New Jersey
Christina B. Perigoe, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, C.E.D., Cert. AVT, is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Deafness at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Dr. Perigoe is a distance learning instructor for the John Tracy Clinic Academy of Professional Studies. She earned her Ph.D. at the McGill University in Montreal. Perigoe is the co-editor of "The Volta Review (Monograph) 2004, Multiple Challenges -- Multiple Solutions: Children With Hearing Loss and Special Needs." She serves on the Board of Directors of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the A.G. Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language's A-V Certification Committee. Nothing to disclose
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