Presenters from the Audiology program at the University of South Dakota provide specific, real-world cases exemplifying considerations, benefits and limitations of various means of service-provision aimed to support the population of a rural/frontier state.
Course created on June 9, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the challenges and opportunities of providing audiologic services to pediatric patients in a remote geographic setting, including strategies for overcoming such challenges.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to evaluate the individualized audiologic needs of pediatric patients and their families in remote geographic locations, including how best to address those needs.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe means to serve pediatric patients in remote geographic locations through in-house, outreach, and tele-health services.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to Serving Pediatric Patients in a Remote State|
|5-25 Minutes||In-House Services|
|25-40 Minutes||Outreach Services|
|40-60 Minutes||Family Support Considerations in Telepractice|
|60-75 Minutes||Telepractice Services and Infant Assessment|
|75-85 Minutes||Presenter Discussion|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jessica J. Messersmith
PhD CCC-A, FAAA
Jessica J. Messersmith is Department Chair, Clinic Director, and Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Faculty Athletics Representative for the University of South Dakota. Her research focuses on clinical practices that hinder or improve outcomes of pediatric patients in the audiology clinic, with a specific focus on cochlear implants and infant hearing detection and intervention. Through her clinical, research, and teaching duties she continually strives to improve access to care for pediatric patients in underserved, rural, and impoverished areas.
Lindsey E. Jorgensen
Lindsey Jorgensen is an associate professor at the University of South Dakota and is a Research Audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, SD as well as in Pittsburgh, PA. She is also a clinical supervisor and has a research interest in the interaction between cognition and cognitive changes, hearing loss and hearing assistive technology.
Jennifer Phelan is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Audiology Clinic Coordinator at the University of South Dakota. Her clinical interests include diagnostics and treatment within pediatric audiology. As clinic coordinator, she strives to continually support the development of graduate clinicians and clinical educators.
Brett Heuer is a fourth-year audiology student and graduate assistant in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of South Dakota. Her primary clinical interest is pediatric audiology.
Financial: Lindsey Jorgensen is employed by the University of South Dakota as an assistant professor and is a research audiologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls, SD and Pittsburgh, PA. Non-financial: Lindsey Jorgensen has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Jennifer Phelan is employed by the University of South Dakota as an assistant professor. Non-financial: Jennifer Phelan has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Brett Heuer has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Non-financial: Brett Heuer has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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