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Engaging Families in Continuing to Improve EHDI Programs, in partnership with American Cochlear Implant Alliance

Course: #39458Level: Intermediate 1 Hour
Live WebinarWed, Apr 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT

Permanent hearing loss affects 2-3 per 1,000 newborns. When not identified early in life, children who are deaf or hard of hearing lag behind their peers in language, social, and cognitive development, fail more frequently in school, and have difficulty being successfully employed. Family engagement has been critical in the development of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) that have made it possible for most children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop similarly to their peers with typical hearing. However, a number of challenges and opportunities for improvement remain. This presentation summarizes the history of newborn hearing screening, describes the current status, and discusses some of the important challenges and emerging issues that could be addressed to further improve early identification of childhood hearing loss. Lessons learned over the past decades, recent advances based on research and policy initiatives, and the crucial role of families will be used to highlight how various stakeholders (e.g., health care providers, public health officials, parents, and educators) can continue to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The Power of Parents in Fostering Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is a two-part series emphasizing the key role of parents in fostering language in children who are deaf and hearing. With the implementation of newborn hearing screening and accepted practice that state early intervention agencies complete diagnosis and initiate services (including fitting amplification) for children with congenital hearing loss by six months of age, we now recognize the “power of parents.” The role of professionals has shifted from professionals working with the child to supporting the entire family unit in utilizing the language of the home and heart—whether that language is English, Spanish, ASL or another. These two sessions will explore how to fully support parents in language learning for their children with hearing loss.

This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.

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Upcoming Live Webinars

Wed, Apr 24, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; AHIP/1.0; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif SLPAB/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe three advances in clinical practice over the last 40 years that have contributed to earlier identification of infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify two challenges that need to be addressed to further improve the outcomes for infants and young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain what various stakeholders (e.g., health care providers, public health officials, parents, and educators) can do to continue to improve outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes History of newborn hearing identification
20-35 Minutes Barriers to further improvement in early identification
35-45 Minutes Promising practices and opportunities
45-55 Minutes How stakeholder involvement (particularly families) can lead to better outcomes
55-60 Minutes Summary & Q/A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Karl R. White is employed by Utah State University. He received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Karl R. White has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

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Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

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Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario

The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (AHIP) represents and guide its members in their practice which include, the testing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and associated devices in the best interest of the hard of hearing of Ontario. Audiology Online is an approved provider of approved educational activities for AHIP Members. One hour of coursework equals 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


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

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International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

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Illinois Early Intervention

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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.


New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

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Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

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