Current Trends in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: Creating Auditory Opportunities
This program, designed for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of the deaf serving children with hearing loss, will provide information about current trends and best practices in pediatric cochlear implantation and intervention. This program, presented by an audiologist and speech-language pathologist, will allow participants to gain ready-to-use information regarding cochlear implant candidacy and evaluation, including how to assess the benefits of the device following implantation. Video segments from therapy sessions will be used to demonstrate practical therapy strategies and techniques to maximize auditory skill development, from infants to the older newer listener. Further discussion will include these topics: children with bilateral cochlear implants, children from bilingual families, and children with special needs. This course will emphasize the best practice of a collaborative partnership among audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and parents so that, together, we can create auditory opportunities for today’s children with hearing loss.
You will be able to:
- Identify the criteria for determining who is a cochlear implant candidate
- Describe best practices in cochlear implant evaluation process
- Describe intervention strategies and techniques to maximize auditory skill development, from babies to the older newer listener
- Detail intervention strategies for children with bilateral cochlear implants, children from bilingual families, and children with special needs