2014 LEND Pre-EHDI Workshop: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Sunday, April 13, 2014- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Website Link  http://www.ehdimeeting.org

The 13th Annual
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Meeting

In its 13th year, the EHDI Meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: work in state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs; assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level; provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the state/ local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; champion Medical Home activities within each state; are parents of children with hearing loss; or are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. EHDI Meeting participants will range from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families.


The goal of the annual EHDI Meeting is to enhance the implementation of comprehensive state-based Early HearingDetection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. After participating in the meeting, participants will be better able to:

Identify and promote knowledge and awareness of successful strategies for implementing comprehensive state-based EHDI programs that include screening, audiologic diagnostic evaluation, early intervention, medical home, reporting, tracking, surveillance, loss to follow-up issues, data integration, and other related surveillance components.

Interpret and describe current research and research methods related to EHDI.

Examine cultural competence of providers and assess their ability to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, and communities.

Discuss the importance of enhancing and creating new and ongoing working relationships among federal agencies, non-profit organizations, state health departments and educational agencies, advocacy groups, families, and professionals.


MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Pre-EHDI Workshop


Through active learning strategies and case-based discussions, participants will learn about working with children with autism spectrum disorder and hearing loss. Participants will be placed in large and small group settings and will be encouraged to share personal experiences and best practices while reviewing case studies.

 Workshop Objectives:

  • Apply key concepts in pediatric audiology to scenarios of autism spectrum disorder and early hearing detection and intervention.
  • Experience the team-based learning format around important topics in pediatric audiology
  • Share with and learn from LEND trainees and LEND faculty from different programs and states

 Who Should Attend?

This workshop is intended for LEND faculty, LEND trainees and health care professionals who wish to improve early hearing screening, diagnosis, and intervention systems for children and their families. Interested students and faculty are requested to register by March 31st.

Location (Orlando Room) Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville- Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

For more information, contact Meaghan McHugh at AUcD

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Reading Materials


1.       AUCD Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 


 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 (hoh) 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. (Speakers: Susan Wiley, MD and Michael Scott, AuD - Cincinnati Children's Hospital LEND)

Webinar Slides

Q & A


 Suggested Additional Reading:

 2.      DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder: Guidelines and Criteria Exemplars (Author: Laura Carpenter, PhD, BCBA Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina LEND)

 3.      DSM-5 Resources: AUCD collected Websites, Documents and  Videos  (http://www.aucd.org/template/news.cfm?news_id=9179

 4.       10 Tips for Testing Hearing in Children with Autism (Author: Paul M. Brueggeman, The ASHA Leader , January 17, 2012) http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2012/120117/10-Tips-For-Testing-Hearing-in-Children-With-Autism.htm