Leadership & Interdisciplinary Collaboration; a Webinar from the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program (Part 2 of 3)

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Location: online


About the Webinar Series

More than 31 million Americans have some type of hearing problem. Each day, 33 infants are born in the United States with significant hearing loss, making it the most frequently occurring birth defect. The impact of delayed diagnosis and intervention in children with hearing loss compromises speech, language, cognitive and social skills.

Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program has enabled 11 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience offered to trainees in pediatric audiology.

This webinar series was designed to identify activities designed to promote leadership, cultural diversity, interdisciplinary collaboration, and family centered services among pediatric audiology trainees. Participants of this webinar learned about challenges faced by LEND audiology programs and strategies used to address these challenges. In addition to the three main speakers, participants in this webinar heard from two pediatric audiology students who provided their perspective as LEND trainees.                 


  • Richard Harward, Au.D., CCC-A,University of Utah Regional LEND Program, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Pamela Buethe, M.S., CCC-A, Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C.

  • Diane Sapo, Ph.D.The UCLID Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

For more information on the LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program, please visit the AUCD LEND Audiology Webpage. For more information on the webinar series, please contact Meaghan McHugh, AUCD Project Manager.

The final webinar in this series will be held on Thursday, June 16th  from 3:30pm-4:30pm EST.