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, 2021
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify selected current research on music and children with hearing loss and ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify selected current research on occupational therapy with children with hearing loss and ASD.
- After this course, 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: An Occupational Therapy Perspective, by Erin Harvey, OTD, OTR/L|
|60-120 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: A Music Therapy Perspective, by Chris Barton, MM, MT-BC|
|120-180 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: An Early Communication Perspective, by Wendy Deters, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.|
|180-240 Minutes||Deafness with Autism: A School Age Communication Perspective, by Michelle Leach, MS, CCC-SLP|
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.
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.”
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.
Chris Barton: Financial: Christine Barton, MM, MT-BC, is a music consultant for Advanced Bionics, LLP. She has contributed numerous music experiences to their free website “The Listening Room” at hearingjourney.com. Some of the music experiences presented in this webinar are available at no cost from the Listening Room. Chris Barton is the composer and performer of the songs on the Tune Ups CD. Non-financial: Chris Barton 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.
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.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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