Revolutions in Pediatric Audiology

Date & Location
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM, The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

Overview
The evaluation and treatment of children with hearing loss is a complex area. Factors such as the degree and type of hearing loss, the age of the child, the presence of additional disabilities, and the home and academic environment interact to make each encounter uniquely challenging. Audiologists and other professionals working with children with hearing loss must evolve their practice with the current state of knowledge.

The focus of Revolutions 2018 will be on best practices in working with this population. Our speakers will provide an update on best practices when working with children with hearing loss. There will be discussion of strategies to assess and support children with unilateral hearing loss, and children with neurodevelopmental disorders. You will learn how to incorporate best practices in clinic to ensure optimal outcomes for children with hearing loss. There will be presentation of relevant case examples to support learning.

Target Audience

Pediatric audiologists and other professionals who work with children with hearing loss.

Faculty Bios and Disclosures 

Amanda M. Griffin, AuD, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Amanda Griffin, PhD is the Director of Audiology Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also a member of the Cochlear Implant Program.
Financial Disclosure: Amanda Griffin is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Non-financial: None


Ryan McCreery, PhDBoys Town National Research Hospital
Ryan McCreery, PhD is the Director of Research at Boys Town National Research Hospital. He is also the Director of the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Laboratory at BTNRH.
Financial Disclosure: Ryan McCreery is a salaried employee of Boys Town National Research Hospital. He will receive a speaking fee from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Non-financial: None

Eileen Rall, AuD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Eileen Rall, AuD is an audiologist at The Center for Childhood Communication at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Eileen is also the Development Chair for the Board of Trustees of The American Academy of Audiology Foundation.
Financial Disclosure: Eileen Rall is a salaried employee of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She will receive a speaking fee from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Non-financial: Eileen is the Development Chair for the Board of Trustees of The American Academy of Audiology Foundation.

Susan Gibbons, AuD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Susan Mumby Gibbons AuD, CCC-A/SLP is a member of the Cochlear Implant Team at Boston Children’s Hospital
and specializes in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and programming cochlear implants.
Financial Disclosure: Susan Mumby Gibbons is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Non-financial: None
 
Nicole Salamy, MS
Boston Children’s Hospital
Nicole Salamy, MS,CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program at
Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also a member of the Cochlear Implant Team.
Financial Disclosure: Nicole Salamy is a salaried employee of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Non-financial: None
 
Sarah Thomas, MHA
Boston Children’s Hospital
Sarah Thomas, MHA is the Cochlear Implant Coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Financial Disclosure: Sarah Thomas is a salaried employee of Boston Children's Hospital.
Non-financial: None
Objectives
Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe management options and methods to validate and/or verify decisions for children with unilateral hearing loss.
  2. Develop protocols for pediatric hearing aid fitting outcomes validation including speech recognition testing.
  3. List accommodations for testing children with neurodevelopmental differences.
  4. Determine cochlear implant candidacy criteria and support services for children.
Registration
  • Before March 30, 2018: $125
  • After March 30, 2018: $160
  • Students: $75

Breakfast, lunch and program materials included in the price of registration. 

Accreditation

Boston Children’s Hospital is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of  .65 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

This program is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

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Thank you to our silver level sponsors