In this course we will interview Jerry Northern, PhD, a pioneer in the field of pediatric audiology, and his daughter, Amy Hardie, MEd, a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. We will discuss the evolution of universal newborn hearing screening in the United States and the current state of early intervention for children with hearing loss.
Course created on July 14, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the development of universal newborn hearing screening in the United States.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the benefits of early intervention for children with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe educational needs of children with hearing loss and strategies used to promote success.
|5-25 Minutes||The evolution of newborn hearing screening|
|25-55 Minutes||Early intervention|
|55-85 Minutes||Education for children with hearing loss|
|85-90 Minutes||Questions & Answers|
Virginia Ramachandran is the Head of Audiology at Oticon, Inc. Dr. Ramachandran spent a decade at the Henry Ford Medical Group as a Senior Staff Clinical Audiologist and Research Coordinator of the Division of Audiology. She was also the Clinical Educational Coordinator of the AuD program at Wayne State University.
Dr. Ramachandran is currently the President of the American Academy of Audiology. She has also served as President of the Michigan Academy of Audiology and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education.
Dr. Ramachandran is a co-author of three textbooks and numerous articles and book chapters. She currently serves on the Audiology Editorial Board of Plural Publishing, Inc.
Virginia earned her BSW, MSW, AuD, and PhD from Wayne State University. She studied Instructional Systems Development at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. She completed her certificate program in Animal Audiology at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Certificate Holder – Audiology Preceptor from the American Board of Audiology.
Jerry Northern is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He is President of the Colorado Hearing Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Marion Downs Center in Denver and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swiss-based “Hear the World Foundation.” Dr. Northern is a Founding Member of the American Academy of Audiology and served the organization’s third President. Northern is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Past-President of the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He initiated and organized the Military Audiology Society in 1969. His professional activities have included clinical practice, teaching, medical-legal consultation, research activities, as well as extensive writing and lecturing.
Amy Northern Hardie holds a master’s in deaf education and currently is Education Director at the H.O.P.E. Pre-School in Spokane, WA. She provides early intervention and in-home therapy to children birth to three and coaches their parents on how to immerse their child in language. She also leads the weekly Toddler Group at Spokane HOPE where children and their parents come together to further the child’s language and social development. In addition, Amy provides listening and spoken language therapy services to children and families in rural communities through the statewide Center for Deafness and Hearing Loss. During her 20-year career, she has taught primary general education, special education, and deaf education. As an early intervention provider, she supports all forms of language development based upon the families’ wants for their child with hearing loss.
Financial: Jerry Northern is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. Non-financial: Jerry Northern has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial: Amy Hardie is Education Director at the H.O.P.E. Pre-School in Spokane, WA. She also provides listening and spoken language therapy services to children and families in rural communities through the statewide Center for Deafness and Hearing Loss. Non-financial: Amy Hardie has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Oticon in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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