Pediatric Audiology Training Resource Site

There are currently 12 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) programs that receive supplemental awards to expand and augment their pediatric audiology training efforts.  The supplemental funding to the LEND programs was made possible through HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The contract also funded this LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Resource Site for all LEND Pediatric Audiology Programs.  If you have questions about this initiative or the activities within, contact Ben Kaufman at AUCD.




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View the 2012-2013 Pediatric Audiology Webinar Series

About the MCHB/AUCD Pediatric Audiology Webinar Series

This webinar series was created to provide a leadership opportunity for LEND trainees/fellows and to allow them to present their experiences in pediatric audiology within the LEND interdisciplinary setting. Each webinar features presentations by LEND pediatric audiology trainees. Watch the free webinar archives at the links below presented courtesy of AUCD's Webinar Library.

Webinars in the Series

  1. Pediatric Grand Rounds
    Featuring: Children's Hospital Boston
    Featuring: The LEND of Pittsburgh
  2. Western Adventures in Audiology
    Featuring: University of Utah Regional LEND
    Featuring: JFK Partners at University of Colorado
  3. Leadership in Action
    Featuring: University of Miami, Mailman Center for Child Development
    Featuring: University of South Dakota, Center for Disabilities
  4. Unique Service Delivery Models and Training in Pediatric Audiology
    Featuring: Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin
    Featuring: Vanderbilt LEND, Vanderbilt University

LEND Me Your Skills: The MCHB/AUCD Pediatric Audiology Training Program EHDI Poster. Presented at the 2014 EHDI Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. This poster illustrates the findings from a 5-year survey of 10 LEND pediatric audiology training programs.






Better Hearing and Speech Month Coffee Break Webinars

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In celebration, OSEP's Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start's Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year's theme "Communication: The Key to Connection." Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to raise awareness about the critical need to intervene early when young children are identified with communication disorders. The Coffee Break Webinars will focus on raising awareness about the use of assistive technology and the importance of frequent hearing screenings. Please join the Coffee Break webinar series to learn more about assistive technology and hearing screening. There is no pre-registration to join the webinars.





Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

AUCD webinar - February 2014

Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program supports 10 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience of trainees in pediatric audiology. This webinar used a combination of information from the literature, retrospective chart review of children with a dual diagnosis and feedback from family and professional focus groups to assist the learner in understanding the unique needs of children who are deaf/hard of hearing with an autism spectrum disorder. Red Flags for atypical communication were presented as well as information about the needs related to communication, functional skills, and integrated care models.



Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The 2014 LEND Pediatric Audiology Pre-EHDI Workshop

Join us for this interactive workshop designed to encourage active learning and case-based discussions. Participants will learn about issues and challenges surrounding hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder while learning about strategies currently used by LEND programs. At the workshop, participants will be placed in large and small group settings and will be encouraged to share personal examples while learning best practices used by other LEND programs.



Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence

A new resource page has been added to the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange: Honing Cultural and Linguistic Competence. This page features innovative programs and quality tools for improving cultural and linguistic competence as well as reducing health care disparities for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.


Access Resources Developed by Pediatric Audiology Trainees

10 Pediatric Audiology Training Grants

MCHB Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

EHDI, A program of the CDC


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