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Screening and Intervening for Peer Victimization in Children with Hearing Loss (0.15 CEUs)

Recorded On: 05/22/2019

Screening and Intervening for Peer Victimization in Children with Hearing Loss

May 21, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Presenter: Andrea Warner-Czyz, Ph.D.

CEUs: 0.15 AAA CEUs

Duration: 90 Minutes

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

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

  1. Recognize similarities and differences in quality of life, particularly peer relationships, by auditory status
  2. Describe patterns of peer victimization in adolescents with hearing loss versus hearing peers
  3. Evaluate the need for additional services or support adolescents with hearing loss who experience peer victimization

Description:

Approximately one-third of children and adolescents in the general population report experiencing peer victimization – unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth that involves an imbalance of power and the potential for recurrence. Children with hearing loss have an increased risk of peer victimization due to being “different” from the general population across physical, communicative, and social domains. This webinar discusses recent research on peer victimization in children with hearing loss using auditory technology (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants), which shows higher rates of peer victimization in children and adolescents with hearing loss versus hearing peers. Moreover, this talk characterizes ways in which clinicians, parents, and the child themselves can address peer victimization in children and adolescents with hearing loss.

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Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, Ph.D., CCC-A, is an Associate Professor in Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her research centers on how young children with hearing loss who wear cochlear implants develop, from speech and language to perception to quality of life. She focuses on early markers of performance and employs a multifactorial approach incorporating both audiological and non-audiological factors to identify pediatric cochlear implant recipients at risk for poorer outcomes in communication or quality of life. 

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