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Red Flags: Barriers to Optimal Auditory Development - Part I (Professionals)

Course: #21123Level: Intermediate1 Hour 253 Reviews
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Today’s digital hearing aids with extended bandwidths can provide excellent access to speech for children with hearing loss. In addition, cochlear implants provide significant benefit to appropriate candidates who do not have access to speech through hearing aids. The immediate benefit of digital hearing aids and/or cochlear implants can be so significant that any improvement is assumed to be sufficient, but is it optimal? Why does the performance and progress of children with this technology vary greatly? By utilizing specific evaluations of audition and speech perception, parents, LSLSs, teachers, SLPs, and audiologists can identify “red flags” indicating less than optimal performance. In this two part series, techniques that can be used to evaluate performance in children with digital hearing aids and/or cochlear implants will be discussed. In Part I, attention will be given to the identification of “Red Flag” behaviors from the audiologic perspective, and in Part II the focus will shift to the speech and language perspective. In both sessions, programming changes based on performance measures will be detailed. Case studies will be presented to illustrate common issues, identification techniques, and the potential performance changes observed with program modifications. Registration for both sessions is encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER CEU ELIGIBLE.

Course created on April 22, 2013

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkFollowing the completion of the course, participants will be able to identify red flags in the development of auditory skills and needed intervention.
  • checkmarkFollowing the completion of the course, participants will be able to explain how to analyze the red flags in order to differentiate issues related to developmental issues, therapy, and technology which require audiological programming changes.
  • checkmarkFollowing the completion of the course, participants will be able to explain ways to utilize performance measures to identify programming changes that will improve auditory access to speech.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction, Background, and Overview
5-20 Minutes Identification of “Red Flag” behaviors from the Audiological Perspective
20-35 Minutes Programming and Interventional Strategies
35-55 Minutes Case Studies with Discussion
55-60 Minutes Conclusion and Questions

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Jane Madell is a paid, guest presenter for Cochlear Americas. She is the Owner of Jane Madell Consulting. She receives royalties from some of the numerous books she has authored on the topic of pediatric audiology. Non-Financial: Jane Madell has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial: Joan Hewitt is a paid, guest presenter for Cochlear Americas. Joan Hewitt is the owner of Pediatric Hearing Specialists, a private practice located in Encinitas, CA. Additionally she is a staff member of Project TALK, which is a not-for-profit program that assists children who have hearing loss. Non-Financial: Joan Hewitt has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Financial: Sylvia Rotfleich is a paid, guest presenter for Cochlear Americas. Sylvia Rotfleich is a Self-Employed, Auditory-Verbal Therapist at HEAR to Talk and is a Consultant for Listening and Literacy Consultants. Non-Financial: Sylvia Rotfleich has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Cochlear Americas in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service. Cochlear implants, including products from Cochlear Americas, may be discussed.

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