This presentation will review a guideline of audiological assessment for young children, with emphasis on skill acquisition. It will include discussion of formal and informal materials that may be used to monitor development of auditory skills, progressing from awareness to discrimination to identification to comprehension.
Course created on March 2, 2020
- Participants will be able to identify formal assessment tools to use with young children to determine auditory skill acquisition.
- Participants will be able to list ways to informally assess a child's ability to respond to sound, discriminate speech sounds and identify words.
- Participants will be able to describe how to determine which assessment resources to use based on skill acquisition.
|5-10 Minutes||Auditory Hierarchy|
|10-25 Minutes||Auditory Awareness and Auditory Discrimination Assessment|
|25-40 Minutes||Auditory Identification and Auditory Comprehension Assessment|
|40-55 Minutes||Open- and Closed-set Task review|
|55-60 Minutes||Final Comments and Questions|
MaryKay Therres, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Manager of Education and Therapy, MED-EL
MaryKay Therres is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Auditory-Verbal Therapist who has over 20 years of experience working with children who have a cochlear implant and/or hearing aid(s). She was a member of the cochlear implant team at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland for 15 years and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for seven years. Currently, she is the Manager of Education and Therapy for MED-EL, USA. She co-authored “AuSpLan: A Manual for Professionals Working with Children who have a Cochlear Implant or Amplification”. She co-developed and co-instructed the Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants program. She has presented on the topic of cochlear implants nationally and internationally. She has provided short courses, online presentations, seminars, workshops and in-services along with guest lecturing and mentoring students at several state universities.
Sarah Coulthurst, MS
Sarah Coulthurst, pediatric audiologist, is the Cochlear Implant Program Clinical Director at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has been a member of the cochlear implant team at CHO for over 20 years and has the privilege of working with and learning from a diverse population. The multidisciplinary team consists of many members including audiologists, surgeons, social Workers, speech-language pathologists, team coordinator, psychologist, and a deaf and hard of hearing specialist. As many of the children at her center present with complex histories, CHO’s primary mission is to support families during the development of communication and language. They are a family based center serving hundreds of cochlear implant recipients and their communities, working closely with providers and educational services to ensure that each child reaches their potential
Sarah Coulthurst: Financial: Sarah Coulthurst is employed as the Cochlear Implant Program Clinical Director at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Non-financial: Sarah Coulthurst has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in joint partnership with MED-EL Corporation.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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