Special Interest Group 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood SIG 9 has 660 affiliates. SIG 9’s Perspectives and professional development offerings cover a wide range of topics related to the assessment and treatment of children with hearing loss from infancy through school age. Recent advances in cochlear and brainstem implants have significantly improved outcomes for many children ... SIG Spotlight
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SIG Spotlight  |   August 01, 2015
Special Interest Group 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood
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SIG Spotlight   |   August 01, 2015
Special Interest Group 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood
The ASHA Leader, August 2015, Vol. 20, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.20082015.np
The ASHA Leader, August 2015, Vol. 20, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.20082015.np
How many affiliates does your SIG have?
SIG 9 has 660 affiliates.
Is there an important new issue surrounding your SIG’s subject matter right now? Highlight a timely event or trend.
SIG 9’s Perspectives and professional development offerings cover a wide range of topics related to the assessment and treatment of children with hearing loss from infancy through school age. Recent advances in cochlear and brainstem implants have significantly improved outcomes for many children and adults with hearing loss. It is important for audiologists and speech-language pathologists to know how these advances have affected candidacy requirements and evidence-based treatment.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by your SIG should everyone know about? Chats, conferences or convention events?
ASHA will host Audiology 2015: Quality Outcomes for Cochlear Implants, an online conference running Oct. 7–19, with several SIG 9 affiliates presenting. This is a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research and technology, as well as practical assessment and treatment practices. We hope to see you there!
SIG 9 has also invited Cheryl De Conde Johnson, Carrie Spangler and Sara Kennedy to present a one-hour session at the 2015 ASHA Convention on issues related to bullying and safety for teens who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. This session will address a variety of issues from personal, professional and parent perspectives, and provide strategies and resources to address these problems.
SIG 9 also will offer a three-hour short course at the convention on interprofessional assessment of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This presentation by Kristina Blaiser and Elizabeth Preston will give audiologists and speech-language pathologists hands-on opportunities to examine the assessment procedures that best identify the strengths and needs of children with hearing loss. Interpretation of standardized and non-standardized assessments will be discussed, specifically how these results can guide interprofessional collaboration and validation of hearing technology.
As always, we are interested in hearing from you about your interests and continuing education needs. Please email Kristina.Blaiser@isu.edu with topics you would like presented at future ASHA conventions, in Perspectives or in Web chats.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
We would like to call your attention to two articles from our April 2015 issue. The first, by Karen Anderson, discusses the importance of school-based professionals being knowledgeable about the effect of hearing loss on access to classroom communication. The second, by Ryan McCreery, Beth Walker and Meredith Spratford, explores the influence of hearing-aid use (and ways to support families to promote consistent use) in infants and young children.
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