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Supporting Development of Children with Hearing Impairment (.3 CEUs; ABA Certificants: Tier 1)

Recorded On: 06/29/2012

Supporting Development of Children with Hearing Impairment

Duration: 3 hours

Presenter: Eileen C. Rall, AuD

CEUs: .3


Tier 1 Credits Available

Who Should Attend: Audiologists, AuD students, Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Educational specialists who work with children with hearing impairment

Level: Introductory
Program Focus: Knowledge and Skills

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

  1. Describe specific steps for sharing difficult news with care givers of children with hearing loss.
  2. List the stages of psychosocial development as described by Erik Erikson
  3. List strategies audiologist can use to empower families and children with hearing impairment
  4. Describe a tool that can be used to engage children in discussing communication strategies in varying environments

Effective counseling skills for sharing information and supporting social and emotional development are critical when working with children with hearing loss and their families. Counseling skills include but are not limited to: information sharing, effective listening, acknowledging emotions, facilitating positive self-concept, self-esteem and advocacy skills, and patient engagement. This eAudiology Web seminar will provide participants with resources to share difficult news, support families and caregivers with understanding and achieving healthy acceptance of their child's hearing loss and its impact on development and how audiologists can support the social emotional development of children with hearing loss.

Eileen C. Rall, AuD has been an audiologist at the The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1995. She received her M.S. from Vanderbilt University in 1987 and an Au.D. from the CMU/VUBWC distance learning program in December, 2004. Along with clinical responsibilities, Eileen coordinates CHOP's Assessment and Treatment Implementation Program for Infants and toddlers with Hearing Loss - Enhancing Rehabilitation "CATIPIHLER." In addition to working at CHOP, Eileen is an adjunct faculty member at the George S. Osborne School of Audiology at Salus University. Eileen currently participates in all aspects of patient care within the department but has a special interest in pediatric amplification and supporting psychosocial development of children with hearing loss.


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