Leadership in Action: LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program Webinar, #3 in Series
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12:00pmET - 1:30pmET
This webinar was composed of two distinct components. The first set of presentations, from the University of South Dakota LEND program, introduced research projects conducted by current and former trainees. The second portion of the webinar was led by trainees at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Florida and addressed issues associated with loss to follow up.
This webinar included presentations from trainees within two LEND pediatric audiology programs: the University of South Dakota LEND and the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
University of South Dakota LEND
- Teri James Bellis, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA: Dr. Bellis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the USD Speech-Language-Hearing Clinics. She directs the USD Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory and also serves as the Audiology Discipline Head for SD LEND.
- Whitney Page: Whitney is currently a 2nd year AuD student at the University of South Dakota. She underwent a one-year LEND Pediatric Audiology Traineeship during the 2011-2012 academic year, and is now serving as the Audiology Leadership Trainee, overseeing the first-year trainees and providing assistance to the LEND Discipline Head.
- Katherine Erickson: Katherine is a first year AuD student at the University of South Dakota. She grew up in Chanhassen, Minnesota (a suburb of Minneapolis). Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and minor in Studio Art from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
- Carly Hiedeman: Carly is currently in her first year at the University of South Dakota's Audiology program. Within audiology, she is specifically interested in pediatric cochlear implants. This is also her first year as a LEND trainee and she is grateful to be a part of the LEND program.
- Angela Morgan: Angela is a Doctoral Student of Audiology at the University of South Dakota, currently completing her first year of graduate school. She is a South Dakota LEND trainee and takes a special interest in working with children.
- Shana Bauer Vaith: Shana is a second-year audiology doctoral student at USD and a Pediatric Audiology LEND trainee. She obtained her undergraduate degree from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the study of Pre-Medicine. She especially enjoys working with children and special populations in the clinical setting.
Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Robert C. Fifer, PhD: Dr. Fifer is the Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development.
- Emily Steffel: Emily is a fourth year Au.D. student from the University of Wisconsin. She is currently a fourth year Au.D extern and LEND trainee at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Mailman Center for Child Development.
- Kara Bechtold: Kara is a fourth year audiology doctoral student from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently serving as a LEND Trainee at the Mailman Center for Child Development in Miami, FL.
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