The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate that children with significant hearing loss can be bilingual, regardless of their educational landscape and how bilingual issues are integral to the audiologic management of the child. The course reviews considerations that need to be made by audiologists and other interventionists when working with families of these hearing impaired children when the home language is a language other than the majority language.
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Course created on September 24, 2010
- Participants will be able to identify terminology integral to multi-cultural learning environments
- Participants will be able to describe key points to consider when evaluating children's bilingual progress
- Participants will be able to discuss how bilingualism can be facilitated in different educational and home settings for children with hearing impairment
- Participants will discuss strategies that can facilitate second language learning for children with hearing impairments
Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVT
Director of Intervention Services
Michael Douglas is a speech-language pathologist and a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist with 14 years of experience teaching children to listen and
speak in various settings including early childhood programs, schools,
hospitals, private practice, and cochlear implant centers. He received
his BA in speech-language pathology in 1994 and an MA in 1996 from
the University of North Texas. He received his certification in auditory-
verbal therapy in 2002. He is the recipient of the Cochlear Americas
Clinical Fellow Award, a finalist for the Houston Business Journals Health
Care Hero and the Helen Bebee Scholarship. Michael teaches aural
rehabilitation at The University of Houston and lectures annually at Texas
A&M, and The University of Texas Health Science Center. As Director of
Intervention Services at The Center for Hearing and Speech, he manages
a speech pathology clinic, an auditory-oral preschool, and a family services
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