This course is designed to provide information about the Diary of Early Language Development (Di-EL) as a tool for monitoring early language development in young children with hearing loss. Material covered includes the rational for such a tool, the design and validation of the Di-EL technique, early language outcomes for children with hearing loss using the Di-EL, and finally, guidelines for use of the Di-EL in the therapy and educational setting. The Di-EL, a new resource for families and professionals in the United States, will be introduced and provided at this session.
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Course created on February 16, 2012
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to identify at least 3 criteria to ensure the validity of parent report and diary techniques
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to explain how to navigate the software
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to describe ways to guide parents on how to record their child's frozen phrases, single words, true word combinations
- Upon completing this course participants will be able to describe early language milestones observed in hearing children and those of children with hearing loss
Pauline Nott, PhD
Pauline Nott has worked in early intervention for the past 25 years at Taralye, a centre that promotes the oral speech and language development of children with hearing loss. Since 1996 Pauline has been seconded part-time to work as a research fellow with CRC HEAR and gained her doctorate in the early language development of children with profound hearing loss using cochlear implants and hearing aids. The development of the Di-EL was part of these studies. Pauline has also been instrumental in the development of early intervention services in Vietnam visiting as a lecturer and consultant for a period of eight years in the early 1990s.
Andrew Kendrick, M.SpEd, LSLS Cert. AVT
Andrew Kendrick has worked extensively in the field of Auditory-Verbal Therapy over the past 22 years. Andrews work as therapist, consultant, lecturer, and publisher has given him the opportunity to live and work in Australia, Singapore, and China. During this time Andrew has gained significant experience in working with children, parents, teachers, therapists, audiologists and other related professionals across cultures. nothing to disclose
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