Pediatric Audiology: Evaluating the Hearing of Infants and Toddlers

Pediatric Audiology: Evaluating the Hearing of Infants and Toddlers

Friday, June 13, 2014- Saturday, June 14, 2014
Location: The Ray & Joan Kroc Center

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Idaho's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program and the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) are partnering to offer another exciting training opportunity for audiologists. This instruction will enhance knowledge and skills in the assessment for hearing loss in infants and toddlers. In addition, this training will provide strategies to ensure appropriate intervention is provided to children with hearing loss. The educational opportunity combines 5 weeks of online preparation with a two-day, on-site workshop emphasizing clinical procedures and hands-on practicum.

Online Instruction is required before attending on-site training

Weekly readings and online chats will increase theoretical and clinical knowledge. The reading list includes current relevant information regarding diagnostics, behavioral assessment and intervention of infants and young children. Reading material will be available on the course website and will be discussed during weekly chat sessions with mentors. Participants will be required to successfully complete an online quiz to measure their understanding of the background information after the chat room sessions have been completed.

Workshop Details:

All participants will be asked to participate in a conference call prior to the start of the online instruction. During that call, students will be introduced to their online mentor and briefed on procedures for the online chats. Technical requirements for the online chats are a computer with Internet access, i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla or similar web browser, and willingness to participate. You DO NOT need to be a computer "guru" to be able to participate effectively in the online portion of this workshop.

Chat Room Dates:

Exact days and times will be arranged to meet the needs of the participants.

Week of May 5th, 2014 Conference Call.
Week of: May 12th, 2014 Online.
Week of: May 19th, 2014 Online.
Week of: May 26th, 2014 Online.
Week of: June 2nd, Online.

Technical Assistance

You will be provided with a link and telephone number to assist you with any computer related problems or questions. Your online mentor may be contacted for questions regarding workshop content or materials.

On-site Instruction

Dr. Diane Sabo, Dr. Terry Foust, Dr. Karen Ditty, and Dr. Erika Blanchard will provide Two days of clinically based presentations. Hands-on experience with clinical diagnostic equipment will also be provided by the generous support of leading manufacturers of Audiology equipment.