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.



Objectives
  1. Identify new cochlear implant candidates as pediatric candidacy criteria continues to evolve.
  2. Explain insurance coverage for cochlear implant appointments, including out-of-state referrals.
  3. Describe the role of the speech-language pathologist on the cochlear implant team.
  4. Appreciate the heterogeneity observed in the unilateral hearing loss population in terms of etiology, age at identification, global outcomes (e.g., academic, speech-language, psychosocial, etc.), and auditory performance.
  5. Describe all possible management options for children with UHL, the current level-of-evidence to support each option, and methods to validate and/or verify management decisions.
  6. Select type of assessment based on a patient's developmental skills.
  7. List accommodations for testing children with neurodevelopmental differences.
  8. Implement evidence-based hearing aid candidacy criteria for children.
  9. Use verification strategies to ensure audibility for speech.
  10. Develop protocols for outcomes validation including speech recognition.

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.


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