Western Adventures in Audiology: LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program Webinar, #2 in Series
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1:30pmET - 3:00pmET
This webinar included presentations from trainees within two LEND pediatric audiology programs: the URLEND (Utah Regional LEND) Infant Pediatric Audiology Program at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City and the LEND Program at JFK Partners at the University of Colorado, Denver.
URLEND Infant Pediatric Audiology Program at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City (The URLEND covers five states: Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota)
- Stephanie B. McVicar, AuD,. Dr. McVicar is the Utah EHDI Director with the Utah Department of Health
- Daniel Roberts: Daniel Roberts is a third year audiology doctoral student in the department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. Daniel has a strong passion for working with people with disabilities and children with special healthcare needs. He hopes to build upon that passion and increase his knowledge and advocacy through the UR-LEND program.
- Quin Card: Quin Card is a 2nd year audiology doctoral student. He is currently researching word recognition testing practices in private practice audiology clinics.
- Monica Westin: Monica Weston, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and received her master's degree from the University of Utah. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology at Utah State University. Her future career goals include working in pediatric audiology involving work in cochlear implants and aural rehabilitation.
JFK Partners at the University of Colorado, Denver
- Sandra Abbott Gabbard, PhD: Dr. Gabbard is the Co-Director of the Marion Downs Hearing Center and the Director of Audiology at the University of Colorado Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and adjunct faculty in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has been providing a wide range of clinical audiological services at The University of Colorado Hospital for over 25 years.
- Zachary S. La Fratta: Zac La Fratta is a fourth-year extern at the Audiology Clinic at University Colorado Hospital. He is completing his clinical doctorate studies at Gallaudet University's audiology program under the Pediatric Audiology Education and Dissemination of Services (PAEDS) Grant for the U.S. Office of Special Education. He has completed clinical audiology rotations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at an ENT private practice, Children's National Medical Center, and The River School. Zac currently serves as an Audiology LEND Fellow with the JFK Partners program here in Colorado to continue his training with pediatric audiology through various interdisciplinary models. He is also proud to work with several programs at the Marion Downs Hearing Center, including Campus Connections, Newborn Hearing Screenings, and Teen Day.
- Nicole Cyr: Nicole Cyr attended the University of Maine at Orono for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Graduate School at the University of Colorado brought Nicole to Colorado, and eventually to the Marion Downs Hearing Center. In her fourth year externship, Nicole is currently working on her Clinical Doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Working at the University of Colorado Hospital. Nicole has discovered her fascination with cochlear implants, and her particular desire to work in pediatrics.
About the MCHB/AUCD Pediatric Audiology Webinar Series
Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program supports 10 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience of trainees in pediatric audiology. This webinar series was created to provide a leadership opportunity for LEND trainees/fellows from these funded programs, allowing them to present their experiences in pediatric audiology within the LEND interdisciplinary setting. Each webinar features presentations by LEND pediatric audiology trainees.
Webinar Series Objectives
- Describe challenging pediatric audiology case studies in view of cultural differences
- Explain the diagnostic process for arriving at a hearing loss diagnosis
- Describe the audiological management provided to children with hearing loss in light of other medical or social challenges
- Identify LEND competencies as they relate to the cases presented
- Illustrate how LEND core competencies impact care and management of children with hearing loss