This presentation will review essential information needed to prepare high school students, with a cochlear implant, for college. Relevant laws and an array of different levels of support will be reviewed. One set of parents' perspective on working with their son's disability coordinator will be presented.
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Course created on May 5, 2009
- Participants will be able to identify resources available to students with hearing loss who are entering college
- Participants will be able to identify federal laws as they relate to students with a hearing loss.
- Participants will identify the different types of assistive devices that are available for use by college students who have a hearing loss.
Teresa A. Zwolan
Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Michigan
Teresa A. Zwolan, Ph.D., Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Michigan Medicine Cochlear Implant Program, 475 Market Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; Teresa Zwolan, Ph.D., CCC-A is professor and director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Audiology from Northwestern University in 1989 and has worked at the University of Michigan since 1990. She is actively involved in patient care, research and administrative needs of the program. To date, more than 3,500 patients have received a cochlear implant at the University of Michigan. Zwolan has authored several papers on cochlear implants that focus on clinical management of children and adults and has authored several book chapters dealing with various topics related to cochlear implants.
Brandi Griffin, M.A., Audiologist
Brandi Griffin has been an audiologist with the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program since 2001. A graduate from the University of North Texas, she spent six years at Cook Children's Medical Center focusing her work on the pediatric population. Currently, Brandi works with pediatric and adult cochlear implant candidates and recipients. She is a member of the University of Michigan Sound Support team allowing her to travel throughout Michigan providing information to professionals and educational teams about the effects of hearing loss, cochlear implantation and accommodations available to support the cochlear implant recipient in the academic setting.
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