When working with children who use cochlear implants, professionals are required to monitor a number of aspects of the child to increase the likelihood of success with the device. Among the many issues that must be monitored are consistent use of functional equipment, understanding of typical speech and language milestones and an understanding of the programming (a/k/a mapping) process. This presentation will review the typical techniques used to obtain an appropriate MAP for a young child as well as the methods used to verify the benefits delivered by that MAP. Discussions will include explanations of the typical settings used and the effect changes to these settings may have on a child's ability to hear with their cochlear implant. In addition, the collaborative nature of a mapping session will be reviewed and suggestions for information that parents, educators and speech-language pathologists can give the programming audiologist will also be provided. Case studies will provide additional examples of scenarios to elicit discussion surrounding appropriate referrals for follow up.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER OFFERED FOR CEUs
Course created on October 13, 2011
- After this course learners will be able to describe the effect that changes to settings on a child's sound processor will have on auditory abilities.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the measurements obtained during a typical mapping session.
- After this course learners will be able to counsel a family on the skills that may assist in improving the accuracy of a MAP.
- After this course learners will be able to identify the appropriate troubleshooting steps to complete prior to referral for a mapping appointment.
Amy Popp, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Regional Clinical Technical Manager
Amy Popp is the Manager of Clinical Training at Cochlear Americas. Since joining Cochlear in September 2001 she has also held the positions of Principal Clinical Application Specialist, Clinical Educator and Principal Regional Clinical Technical Manager. Prior to her employment with Cochlear, Dr. Popp was the Coordinator of the Cochlear Implant Center at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat/Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. During her 10 years at that facility Dr. Popp participated in FDA trials for each of the three implant manufacturers and followed nearly 500 pediatric and adult cochlear implant recipients. Dr. Popp has contributed to numerous research projects, publications and presentations relating to cochlear implants. She received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, her master's degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and her clinical doctorate from Central Michigan University
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