This course examines both the Food and Drug Administration and best-practice candidacy assessment practices for pediatric cochlear implantation. Medical, audiology, speech-language pathology, and other assessments and considerations will be discussed to help identify best practices for candidacy determination.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 33372, "Best Practices and Beyond Cochlear Implant Basics." Course 33372 contains recordings of all four events from our 2019 series on Cochlear Implant Best Practices. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 33372.
Course created on May 8, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to state three parts of the medical evaluation as part of pediatric cochlear implant candidacy.
- After this course, participants will be able to state four audiology considerations for determining pediatric cochlear implant candidacy.
- After this course, participants will be able to state three areas to assess in a speech language pathology cochlear implant candidacy assessment.
|5-10 Minutes||FDA Candidacy Criteria and JCIH Position Statement|
|10-15 Minutes||Medical Evaluation for CI|
|15-30 Minutes||Audiology Evaluation for CI|
|30-35 Minutes||Speech and Language Evaluation for CI|
|35-45 Minutes||Additional Evaluations and Counseling; Special Populations|
|45-50 Minutes||Determining Candidacy: Whether or Not to Recommend a CI|
|50-55 Minutes||Insurance Considerations|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusions/Questions and Answers|
Denise Thomas, Au.D., CCC-A is a Senior Pediatric Audiologist and the Clinical Coordinator for the Cochlear Implant Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Denise has been with Lurie Children's for thirteen years and provides audiology services to cochlear implant candidates and recipients.
MS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Lindsay Zombek, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd is Team Lead and a Clinical Specialist in Speech Language Pathology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (Cleveland, OH). She provides aural rehabilitation for children and adults. She presents nationally on a variety of topics pertaining to adult aural rehabilitation and pediatric habilitation.
Lindsay Zombek: Financial: Lindsay Zombek is emplooyed by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She received an honorarium for this course. Non Financial: Lindsay Zombek is a board member of a state chapter of AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and is a Committee Member of the Ohio Department of Health Subcommittee on Universal Newborn Infant Hearing Screening.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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