This presentation will discuss areas of development that should be assessed in a child following cochlear implantation. It will outline a variety of evaluation tools that may be used to monitor acquisition of skills. It will then describe what scores are obtained and what they mean. Delay versus disorder of speech and/or language will be defined and some common concomitant disorders will be described along with steps to use in a differential diagnosis.
Course created on February 25, 2016
- After this course learners will be able to describe areas of development to be assessed after cochlear implantation.
- After this course learners will be able to list what resources are available to use for assessment of skills.
- After this course learners will be able to explain formal scores.
- After this course learners will be able to describe delay versus disorder.
- After this course learners will be able to list disorders that are frequently diagnosed in children who have a cochlear implant and an additional disorder.
- After this course learners will be able to identify steps to assist in determining differential diagnosis.
|5-10 Minutes||Areas to assess|
|10-25 Minutes||Assessment resources|
|25-35 Minutes||What scores mean|
|35-45 Minutes||Delay versus disorder|
|45-55 Minutes||Concomitant disorders|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q and A|
Manager of Education and Therapy, MED-EL
MaryKay is a speech-language pathologist and certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has over 20 years of experience working with children who have hearing loss. She received her BA and MS in Communication Disorders from California State University Northridge. She was a member of the cochlear implant team at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland for 15 years and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for seven years. Currently, she is the Manager of Education and Therapy for MED-EL. She co-authored AuSpLan and co-developed and co-instructed the Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants (PPCI) program. She has presented nationally and internationally. She has provided short courses for professional organizations and seminars, workshops and in-services to school districts along with guest lecturing and mentoring students at several state universities.
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