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Recent surveys have revealed that 1 in 59 children with hearing loss also receive services for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Szymanski,Brice, Lam & Hotto, 2012). Children with deafness and autism have complex needs that require strong collaboration from a multi-disciplinary team for successful interventions. Service providers may feel uncertain about ways to coordinate and set priorities for these children. This series will explore multidisciplinary perspectives on deafness when it coexists with autism in an effort to help hearing health professionals gain better knowledge of autism and help understand the value of cross disciplinary collaboration. Multi-disciplinary perspectives will be offered to help professionals recognize the early signs of autism coexisting with deafness, learn strategies to target more effective evaluation and interventions and improve services to the child and family. This series will provide resources and clinical examples of Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention and School Age Communication interventions for this unique population.
Course created on July 7, 2014
- Participants will be able to identify selected current research on music and children with hearing loss and ASD.
- Participants will be able to identify selected current research on occupational therapy with children with hearing loss and ASD.
- Participants will be able to identify selected current research on communication interventions for EI and school age children with hearing loss and ASD.
|0-60 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: A Music Therapy Perspective|
|60-120 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: An Occupational Therapy Perspective|
|120-180 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: An Early Communication Perspective|
|180-240 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: A School Age Communication Perspective|
Christine Barton is an award-winning composer and performer and a board certified music therapist. In addition to her private practice, she provides music therapy services to the children of St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, Indianapolis and is a music consultant to Advanced Bionics, LLC. Chris primarily works with children with hearing loss and those with autism spectrum disorders. She is the composer and performer of the songs on the Tune Ups CD, recipient of the 2009 Most Valuable Product (MVP) award by readers of TherapyTimes.com. In 2011, Chris completed the University of North Carolina’s post graduate “Certificate in Auditory Learning in Young Children.”
Erin Harvey, OTD, OTR/L received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Her doctoral research focused on the developmental indicators of autism in infancy. She has worked in a variety of settings with children with autism over the past 13 years, including ABA therapy, respite care, in a therapeutic day school, and most recently through early intervention.
MS CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.
Wendy Deters MS, CCC/SLP, LSLS, Cert. AVEd specializes in working with children with hearing loss and their families. She is the project co-coordinator of the AIM To Be Ahead™ Grant at Illinois State University, and an adjunct assistant professor at Northwestern University and Midwestern University.
Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist, Advanced Bionics
Michelle Leach, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS. Cert. AVT is an AVT on staff with Advanced Bionics as a Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist who has served families with hearing loss for many years. She was previously a member of a comprehensive cochlear implant team and provided evaluations and auditory based therapy to both children and adults who utilized a variety of communication methodologies and hearing technology, including recipients of cochlear implant technology with additional special needs.
Consumer Education & Rehab Manager, Advanced Bionics
Valeri Le Beau, MS-CCC-SLP, is the Senior Rehabilitation Program Manager at Advanced Bionics. Valeri brings a lifetime of personal and professional expertise to the field of hearing impairments. Valeri received her undergraduate degree in Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Illinois State University. She taught in a variety of educational settings serving children with hearing impairments and later received her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology from Rush University, Chicago. She practiced across the country in educational, private, and hospital-based settings, with an intense focus on providing services to children with hearing impairments. Throughout her career, she has lectured, trained, and mentored on cochlear implantation and rehabilitation following implantation locally and internationally.
Erin Harvey: Financial: Erin Harvey has received an honorarium from Advanced Bionics for presenting this course. Non-Financial: Erin Harvey has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Wendy Deters: Financial: Wendy Deters is the project co-coordinator of the AIM To Be Ahead™ Grant at Illinois State University. She is a paid consultant for Advanced Bionics. Non-Financial: Wendy Deters has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Valeri Le Beau: Financial: Valeri Le Beau is an employee of Advanced Bionics. Non-Financial: Valeri Le Beau has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Michelle Leach: Financial: Michelle Leach is an employee of Advanced Bionics. Non-Financial: Michelle Leach has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Advanced Bionics in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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