Having a child with a disability causes significant family stress. The course will help clinicians learn how to assist families in managing stress related to their journey in managing stress for children with hearing loss.
Course created on December 11, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify stressors for families of children with hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to organize support including running support groups.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify activities we do which can interfere with parent support.
|5-15 Minutes||Factors which cause stress for families|
|15-25 Minutes||Types of support|
|25-35 Minutes||Who needs to provide support|
|35-45 Minutes||What parents say they need|
|45-55 Minutes||How to organize support into your practice|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary Q&A|
MA CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Chief Strategy Officer, AG Bell
Gayla Guignard, M.A., CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT has served as AG Bell’s Chief Strategy Officer since September, 2015. Gayla has worked as a direct service provider, clinical audiology and speech-language pathology supervisor, State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Coordinator, and as the inaugural director of Indiana’s Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (CDHHE). She has served in numerous leadership roles on national committees and work groups. Gayla’s current work is focused on bringing knowledge forward about listening and spoken language and related areas for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She is deeply interested in systems that serve families and individuals and seeks to be involved in systems change as a way to realize potential and improve outcomes for all individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Julie Swaim's oldest child lost his hearing from meningitis at 10 months old. The last 28 years she has dedicated her time to helping her son communicate, successfully navigate school years and ultimately help other parents and children with hearing loss learn about available resources. She served on the Council of Volunteers and Organizations for Hoosiers with Disabilities (COVOH) and 8 years on the Indiana State Advisory Council for Children with Special Needs focusing on improving services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children who were mainstreamed in their home schools. In 2010 she began working at the Indiana Early Hearing and Detection Intervention(EHDI) program to insure that all Hoosier babies who refer on their newborn hearing screens get the needed follow up to insure their hearing status. She also has been a Bi-lingual Guide By Your Side for Indiana Hands and Voices. Along with her part-time responsibilities for Indiana EHDI Julie is the AG Bell Early Intervention Parent Consultant and helps parents who email or call the AG Bell New Parent Hotline.
PhD CCC-A/SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Director of Pediatric Audiology Consulting
Jane Madell, PhD, FAAA, is a certified audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory verbal therapist. Dr Madell was formerly the Director of the Hearing and Learning Center and Cochlear Implant Center at The Ear Institute, NYEE/Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include evaluation and management of hearing in infants and young children, including hearing aids, cochlear implants and RM systems, assessment of auditory function, and evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders. Dr Madell has published 7 books, numerous book chapters and journal articles. She writes the HearingandKids blog for www.HearingHealthMatters.org. She is the recipient of the AAA 2017 Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology. She presents at parent and professional meetings, nationally and internationally, on management of children with hearing loss, assessing technology, listening and spoken language, auditory processing disorders, and child and family support.
Julie Swaim: Financial Julie Swaim is a paid Parent Consultant for AG Bell. Non-financial: Julie Swaim has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jane Madell: Financial: Jane Madell has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Non-financial: Jane Madell has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
A contribution was made to AG Bell in lieu of a honorarium to the presenters.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by AG Bell in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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Australian College of Audiology
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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.1 ASHA CEUs
British Academy of Audiology
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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
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