Presented by Valeri Le Beau, this course will introduce professionals to Baby Beats. Participants will learn how to engage families in natural interactions with infants and toddlers awaiting hearing technology. They will learn strategies to empower families to enjoy interacting with their infant/toddler while connecting them to the world of sounds, music and voice in a fun, developmentally appropriate way.
Course created on September 18, 2013
- After this course learners will be able to list three ways that AB Baby Beats supports the evidence stated for early intervention goals for young children who are hearing impaired.
- After this course learners will be able to state an example of a Baby Beats activity that supports parents in interacting with their young child who is hearing impaired while awaiting cochlear implantation.
- After this course learners will be able to describe how Baby Beats working in synthesis with latest hearing technology supports the development of pre-verbal skills.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Review of evidence to support the need for an early intervention resource for the target age group.|
|5-10 Minutes||The connection between music, speech and language.|
|10-15 Minutes||Overview of AB Baby Beats.|
|15-50 Minutes||Coaching Parents: Goals, Objectives, and Activities.|
|50-55 Minutes||Tracking Progress and Initial Outcomes.|
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Consumer Education & Rehab Manager, Advanced Bionics
Valeri Le Beau, MS-CCC-SLP, is the Senior Rehabilitation Program Manager at Advanced Bionics. Valeri brings a lifetime of personal and professional expertise to the field of hearing impairments. Valeri received her undergraduate degree in Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Illinois State University. She taught in a variety of educational settings serving children with hearing impairments and later received her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology from Rush University, Chicago. She practiced across the country in educational, private, and hospital-based settings, with an intense focus on providing services to children with hearing impairments. Throughout her career, she has lectured, trained, and mentored on cochlear implantation and rehabilitation following implantation locally and internationally.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Advanced Bionics in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event will focus on rehab and discuss use of AB Baby Beats for very young children with hearing loss.
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