This course will examine the similarities and differences between hearing loss (HL) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that SLPs can assist in differential diagnosis for children 0-3 years old. Evaluation tools, speech/language characteristics of the degrees of hearing loss, listening skill progression, and typical pragmatic skill development of children with hearing loss will also be discussed.
Course created on May 30, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the similarities and differences in the expected communication development between children with hearing loss and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- After this course, participants will be able to identify evaluation tools that can assist in monitoring and assessing communication development in children with hearing loss, in order to aid in differential diagnosis between hearing loss and ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the child-specific and environmental factors that influence listening skill development in a child with hearing loss, post-amplification.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and overview|
|10-15 Minutes||Communication behaviors associated with ASD|
|15-20 Minutes||Challenges in dual diagnosis of hearing loss and ASD|
|20-40 Minutes||Evaluation of children 0-3 years old with hearing loss who have suspected ASD|
|40-45 Minutes||Resources for assessment of non-verbal communication skills|
|45-55 Minutes||Dynamic and standardized speech and hearing assessments|
|55-65 Minutes||Counseling parents regarding potential dual diagnosis|
|65-80 Minutes||Intervention for children 0-3 years old with a dual diagnosis of HL and ASD|
|80-85 Minutes||Additional resources|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
MS CCC-SLP, LSL Cert AVEd
Wendy Deters is a Speech Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Wendy specializes in working with children with hearing loss and their families using a listening and spoken language approach in Early Intervention. She works at Child's Voice as the EI/ School Professional Development Coordinator and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Midwestern University.
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