Aural rehabilitation and counseling can and should be built into every aspect of the audiologic care the patients receive. This course reviews techniques for individual counseling and group classes, and discusses how to determine what type of aural rehabilitation works best in your clinic setting. This course is presented in partnership with the Association of VA Audiologists (AVAA).
Course created on March 11, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify one or more ways to incorporate motivational interviewing into the initial assessment.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to adapt counseling to individual patients’ personality types.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the components of a group aural rehabilitation class.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction: Aural rehabilitation (AR) in every aspect of practice|
|5-20 Minutes||Building a therapeutic relationship: Being AR-minded from the outset|
|20-35 Minutes||Hearing loss as a chronic condition: The hearing aid is just the beginning|
|35-45 Minutes||Elements of an aural rehabilitation class|
|45-55 Minutes||Building your aural rehabilitation class|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary & Conclusion, Q&A|
Delia Karahalios is honored to serve Veterans as the Audiology Section Chief at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida in 2010 and immediately began her VA Career as a clinical and rehabilitative audiologist with the James A. Haley VA. Delia’s areas of practice including Aural Rehabilitation, Tinnitus Management, Vestibular Diagnostics and Central Auditory Processing Disorders. Delia also serves as an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Northridge where she teaches in the Communication Disorders & Sciences department, including the Aural Rehabilitation course to AuD students.
Erica Dombrowsky is a Clinical Audiologist at the Bruce W. Carter Medical Center in Miami, FL. She received her Au.D. from the residential Au.D. program at the University of Florida in 2002. Erica has been working in the VA system for twenty-two years beginning as a student trainee in Gainesville and transitioning to a career VA Audiologist. She has been working at the Miami VA Healthcare system for almost 19 years where her roles at the facility include Audiology and Speech Pathology Service(ASPS) Telehealth Program Coordinator and Aural Rehabilitation Program Coordinator. She also leads the Student program for the 3rd year interns as well as the 4th year AuD externs.
Financial: Erica Dombrowsky is employed by the Miami VA Healthcare system. Non-financial: Erica Dombrowsky has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Content Disclosure: This course is presented by the Association of VA Audiologists (AVAA) in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
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