Deafness and autism both affect communication; but deafness is frequently identified before autism. Learn to identify the differences in communication development when a dual diagnosis may exist, proper referral channels, and intervention strategies to promote listening and communication skills in the school age child.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 24657, "Deafness with Autism." Course 24657 contains recordings of four events from this series presented by Advanced Bionics. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 24657.
Course created on November 14, 2014
- After this course learners will be able to list components of completing a thorough case history review and list unique assessment strategies to use during evaluation in order to write appropriate intervention goals.
- After this course learners will be able to list unique intervention strategies that can be used to meet success within therapy sessions.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the importance of interdisciplinary referral, evaluation and collaboration to meet the needs of children with deafness and ASD.
|5-10 Minutes||Obtaining a thorough case history|
|10-30 Minutes||Assessment strategies|
|30-35 Minutes||Setting the stage for therapy|
|35-50 Minutes||Intervention strategies|
|50-55 Minutes||IEP Goals and Collaboration|
|55-60 Minutes||Questions & Answers|
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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.
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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