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AudiologyNOW! 2015: Using Evidence-Based Interpretation of Audiologic Results to Improve Management for Children (.1 CEUs)

Recorded On: 03/25/2015

Using Evidence-Based Interpretation of Audiologic Results to Improve Management for Children

Recorded March 25, 2015 at AudiologyNOW! 2015

Duration: 1 hour

Presenters: Carol Flexer, PhD and Jane Madell, PhD

CEUs: .1

Who Should Attend: Audiologists, audiology students, speech-language pathologists and teachers

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:

  1. Discuss the concepts of validity and reliability as applied to the interpretation of audiologic tests.
  2. Identify which audiologic speech perception tests are predictive of classroom performance.
  3. Explain the use of aided and unaided audiologic tests as a basis of case management decisions.

Description: The goal of pediatric audiological evaluation is to: a) determine if a child has ample auditory brain access to use hearing to acquire knowledge and b) assist in developing technological and educational treatment plans. As more and more children with hearing loss are in the mainstream, clinical audiologists are often called upon to assume the role of educational audiologists. Using a case study format, this eAudiology Web seminar will evaluate the validity and reliability of test results and treatment plans for this generation of mainstreamed children.

Carol Flexer, PhD received her PhD in audiology from Kent State University in 1982. She was at The University of Akron for 25 years as a Distinguished Professor of Audiology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Flexer continues to lecture and consult extensively nationally and internationally about pediatric and educational audiology issues, and has authored more than 155 publications. She has co-edited and authored thirteen books. Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, a past president of the American Academy of Audiology, and a past-president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr. Flexer has received two awards from The Alexander Graham Bell Association, and the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology.

Jane Madell, PhD is a certified audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory verbal therapist. She consults nationally and internationally about hearing in children. Dr Madell was formerly the Director of the Hearing and Learning Center and Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Center at The Ear Institute, New York Eye and Ear infirmary/Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include evaluation of hearing in infants and young children, management of hearing loss in children, selection and management of technology including hearing aids, cochlear implants and FM systems, assessment of auditory function, and evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders. Dr Madell has published 5 books, numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is frequent presents at professional and parent meetings on listening and spoken language, management of children with HL, auditory processing disorders, and child and family support.


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