Auditory function is all about growing the brain. Developing the auditory brain is dependent on appropriate hearing technology whether that be hearing aids, cochlear implant, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) along with enriched auditory exposure that is appropriate for the age and stage of the child should promote auditory brain development.
This webinar will cover in detail the following topics:
- Brain growth and auditory function
- Maximising access to sound
- Erber's hierarchy of auditory function
- Checklists for auditory function development
- Resources supporting auditory function and development
Duration of this webinar: 38 minutes
This course has been approved by AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language to offer LSLS™ 0.6 CEUs.
Completing Auditory Function webinar will contribute 38 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teachers Accreditation in NSW.
Andrew Kendrick has worked extensively in the field of Auditory-Verbal Therapy over the past 27 years. Andrew’s work as therapist, consultant, lecturer, and publisher has given him the opportunity to live and work in Australia, Singapore and China. During this time Andrew has gained significant experience in working with children, parents, teachers, therapists, audiologists and other related professionals across cultures. In Singapore he was director of a Cochlear Implant Program providing pre and post cochlear implant support. As Program Development Manager for The Shepherd Centre, a large non-government auditory-verbal intervention centre in Australia, during this time the organisation established an internal training and mentoring program and external professional development courses as well as delivering improved accountability across the organisation for children’s outcomes. Across Asia Pacific he has supported the development and delivery of training programs for professionals, as well as establishing the Beijing Training and Education Centre, introducing AVT and improved paediatric audiology to China. In his role as Global Rehabilitation Manager for Cochlear Ltd, Andrew developed and drove the rehabilitation strategy for the company to ensure candidates, recipients and professionals are well supported across the globe. Andrew currently is the Coordinator for Early Learning Program, Hearing Impairment, Western Sydney, RIDBC where he has a case load and supports the teachers and therapists. Andrew has presented and lectured extensively at national and international conferences across the globe. Andrew is a certified LSLS Cert. AVT and served four years on the Board of Directors of the A G Bell Academy.
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