The number of children who have deaf-blindness (DB) and receive a cochlear implant is increasing each year; however, little is known about outcomes in this complex group of children. This presentation will present data on 8 children whose intervention focused on specific in-home caregiver training. Data collected over 12 to 15 in-home sessions and results from the analysis of this data will be reported. From these findings, evidence-based practice guidelines will be discussed along with intervention strategies to effectively work with this diverse population.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER CEU ELIGIBLE.
Course created on January 15, 2013
- Following completion of this course will be able to discuss general adaptations that may be needed to interact with children who have deaf-blindness and have received a cochlear implant.
- Following completion of this course will be able to describe 2 of 3 strategies for each of the 3 phases of teaching intervention techniques to the parents / care providers.
- Following completion of this course will be able to list at least 3 areas of growth in use of the communication strategies demonstrated by the parent / care providers.
- Following completion of this course will be able to describe the progress parent / care providers made in use of the auditory sandwich technique.
- Following completion of this course will be able to discuss why it is necessary for educational team members: parents, speech pathologists, teachers, audiologists, and Listening and Spoken Language Specialists to individualize communication strategies for each child who is described as deaf-blind with a cochlear implant
|0-5 Minutes||Course opening and meet the presenters|
|5-15 Minutes||Introduction to the topic: study design and description of children who are deaf-blind|
|15-40 Minutes||Description of 3 phases of intervention and videos|
|40-50 Minutes||Study findings and clinical applications|
|50-55 Minutes||Social validation and closing summary|
|55-60 Minutes||Close and questions|
Charlotte Collins Ruder
Charlotte C. Ruder, MS, CCC-SLP-/A, is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has achieved the advanced competencies for working with children with hearing loss and cochlear implants. Her professional focus is the development of speech, language and listening skills in children with hearing loss. Ms. Ruder is a member of the CCHMC Cochlear Implant Team. She has worked on a national research project related to Deaf-Blind and cochlear implants, as well as several research projects through CCHMC on cochlear implants in children, and unilateral hearing loss. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on speech and language training issues as it relates to children with hearing loss and parent training, and has co-authored several articles on these research topics.
Susan M. Bashinski
Susan M. Bashinski, Ph.D., has worked in the field of special education for more than 35 years, teaching in public school Pre-K through high school programs, as well as at the IHE level. She has been recognized with several teaching awards. Dr. Bashinski is currently an Associate Professor of Special Education at East Carolina University. She is the author / co-author of numerous published research articles, chapters, and manuals associated with topics relevant to learners who experience low-incidence disabilities / significant support needs. Dr. Bashinski has directed numerous federal and state grants in low-incidence disabilities, including: personnel preparation, model in-service training, directed research, and field-initiated research. For the past six years, she has served as a site Principal Investigator for two national research projects conducted with learners who experience deaf-blindness and have received a cochlear implant. Dr. Bashinski has extensive experience providing professional development and technical assistance across the United States and internationally, particularly in the areas of language and communication development, augmentative communication, and nonsymbolic communication intervention strategies for learners who have low-incidence disabilities, including deaf-blindness.
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