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AudiologyNOW! 2016: Grand Rounds: Pediatrics (0.3 CEUs; ABA Certificants: Tier 1)

Grand Rounds: Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at AudiologyNOW! 2016 in Phoenix, AZ

Duration: 3 Hours

Presenters: Ryan McCreery, PhD; Danielle Leisner, AuD; Kari Morgenstein, Au.D, Rachel Sievers, Au.D., and Kendell Simms, AuD

CEUs: .3

Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus:
Knowledge

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

1. Implement evidence-based approaches to managing complex pediatric patients.

2. Adapt clinical protocols to meet the needs of children with complex medical or developmental needs.

3. Develop strategies for addressing unexpected challenges that occur when serving children with hearing loss and their families.

Description: Assessment and management of hearing loss in children is complex. Illustrative pediatric case studies will be presented to highlight the challenges related to serving children with hearing loss and their families. Pediatric audiologists will share cases that highlight interesting facets of diagnosis and management of hearing loss in children including auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder, unilateral hearing loss and children with complex medical and developmental needs. Discussion and audience participation will be strongly encouraged.

Ryan McCreery, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Audiology and a Staff Scientist at Boys Town National Research Hospital, where his NIH-funded research focuses on the influences of linguistic and cognitive factors on speech recognition in children with hearing loss. Ryan also collaborates with the Hearing and Amplification Research Laboratory, where his research attempts to identify factors that influence speech recognition with hearing aids for children, including hearing aid signal processing strategies. Ryan has a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a clinical audiologist for seven years prior to returning to focus on his Ph.D.

Danielle Leisner, Au.D. CCC-A, has been an audiologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the past four and half years, and has been practicing in the field of pediatric audiology for nearly 15 years. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Leisner is the coordinator of the Student Education and Supervisor Support Program and is responsible for recruiting and interviewing audiology students as well as coordinating student observations. She recently co-authored an Immittance Testing Evidence Based Practice Guideline for the Audiology department at CHOP, is a member of the inpatient team and has presented at the national level on newborn hearing screening in the past.

Kari Morgenstein, AuD, F-AAA, is an Assistant Professor and clinical audiologist at the University of Miami Ear Institute. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Morgenstein is the Director of the University of Miami Children's Hearing Program. In addition, Dr. Morgenstein assists with community outreach initiatives for the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center. She has been published in several national and international journals and serves on various committees within the American Academy of Audiology.

Rachel Sievers, Au.D., is an audiologist at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005 and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in 2009. Dr. Sievers worked at a cochlear implant center in Knoxville, TN for two years prior to moving back to her home state of Arkansas and joining the Cochlear Implant Team at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Her specialities include pediatric diagnostics (including ABRs), hearing aids, and cochlear implants.

Kendell L. Simms, Au.D. is a staff audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Simms received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University in 2004 and her Doctorate of Audiology from ASU in 2008. Dr. Simms has served on the clinical staff at Boys Town since graduation. Dr. Simms provides hearing and hearing aid evaluations, hearing aid fittings and follow-ups, auditory brainstem response evaluations, and evaluations, fittings, and follow-ups for auditory osseointegrated devices. Dr. Simms is a member of the Boys Town Craniofacial Team. She has presented in the areas of pitch perception, congenital cytomegalovirus, otitis media, auditory osseointegrated devices, genetics of hearing loss, audiological services, and hearing aids.

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