March 13: A Fresh Perspective in Case Management for Children with Hearing Loss
A Fresh Perspective in Case Management for Children with Hearing Loss
March 13, 2019; 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm ET
Presenters: Jane R. Madell, PhD and Carol Flexer, PhD
CEUs: 0.15 CEUs
Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Knowledge and skills
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:
- Identify the contemporary roles of critical team members working with children with hearing loss
- Discuss factors to be considered in identifying the appropriate case manager at various points in a child’s development
- Develop strategies for effective communication between team members
Working with children with hearing loss requires a team effort with one person in the lead. The case manager will change depending on the status and age of the child. The case manager is in charge of monitoring all aspects of the child’s development including attainment of age appropriate outcomes and also of sustaining the child’s developmental momentum from infancy throughout the school years.
Dr. Madell is an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, and LSLS auditory verbal therapist. Her clinical and research interests include hearing in infants and children, management severe/profound hearing loss, including HA’s, CI’s, FM’s, and auditory processing disorders. She has published 7 books, numerous book chapters, and articles. She writes the Hearing and Kids section of the HearingHealthMatters.com blog. She is the recipient of the Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology. She is producer and director with Irene Taylor Brodsky of the film The Listening Project which interviews 15 young adults with hearing loss. Dr Madell presents nationally and internationally on topics related to hearing loss in children. Dr Madell is recipient of the Marion Downs Award for Excellence in Pediatric Audiology.
Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, The University of Akron. An international lecturer and consultant in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 16 books, Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr. Flexer has received four prestigious awards; two from The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- the Volta Award and Professional of the Year Award, one from the American Academy of Audiology; the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award., and one from Kent State University, The EHHS Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni Award, 2015.