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

AUCD webinar - February 2014

March 3, 2014


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pdf File Transcript 2014-02-26 15 01 Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.pdf (153KB) [download]

Webinar Participant Questions:

Due to time limitations, speakers during the webinar were not able to answer every question. However, in the attached document, webinar speakers have responded to all unanswered questions. A link to this Q & A document may be found on the right column of this page or at:Questions and Answers


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(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.


  • Describe aspects of atypical development in children with the dual diagnosis
  • Identify communication strategies which can help with children with a dual diagnosis
  • Gain an understanding of family perspectives regarding the dual diagnosis of hearing loss and autism spectrum disorders


Susan Wiley, MD, Dr. Wiley is a LEND Core Faculty Member in Pediatrics and an Adjunct Associate Professor in both the Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics and a secondary appointment in the Division of Otolaryngology. She is also the Program Director for the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship program at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her primary clinical and research interests are with children who are deaf/hoh with additional disabilities. She collaborates with the Ear and Hearing Center, an interdisciplinary clinical model for children with newly identified hearing loss. Her research has included topics such as cochlear implantation in children who are deaf/blind, the impact of language and cognition on functional outcomes of children who are deaf/hoh, and developmental screening in children who are deaf/hoh.

Michael Scott, Michael Scott is the Auditory Implant Program Coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He coordinates the multidisciplinary team including professionals from Speech Pathology, Developmental Pediatrics, Aural Rehabilitation, ENT, Social Work and Audiology. Clinically, he works with children ages birth to 21 years of age providing diagnostic hearing evaluations; management of bone conduction implant systems; and cochlear implants. Research interests include cochlear implants, auditory (re)habilitation, and electrophysiology.

Closed Captioning:

A link to closed captioning was provided to all those registrants who requested it at least 5 days before the webinar.

A copy of the transcript can be found on the top right of this page