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Cochlear Implants and Children with Additional Special Needs (Professionals)

Course: #1133Level: Intermediate1 Hour

Children with additional special needs are receiving cochlear implants in greater numbers. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device for people with severe to profound hearing loss designed to increase the user's sound awareness. Children with diagnoses in addition to hearing loss can benefit from a cochlear implant but the outcome and/or expectation for them may be different. Several diagnoses will be discussed along with factors to consider for successful implant use. This presentation will discuss factors to consider during the candidacy stage, important considerations for testing/MAPping, considerations for speech-language therapy, and the crucial role a team approach plays in working with children who receive cochlear implants and have other diagnoses in addition to hearing loss.

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify factors that affect outcomes for children who receive cochlear implants.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify creative methods for delivering audiological services.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to develop strategies for developing listening skills.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach.

Agenda

15-25 Minutes Candidacy Evaluation of Children for a Cochlear Implant
25-35 Minutes Programming/MAPping
35-45 Minutes Speech Therapy
45-50 Minutes Working Together
50-55 Minutes Case Study
55-60 Minutes QA

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 0.1 CEP.


AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, view PDF listing all 9 domains.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

Intermediate Level
0.1 ASHA CEUs


British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.


Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.


International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.


Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.