This extensive package of professional education materials has been produced to assist in the development and improvement of skills and knowledge of people who are working with children with hearing loss in a wide range of roles in early intervention, preschool, school, and school support services, including in programs where tele-practice is employed.
The materials have been developed by staff of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)—both past and present—who have high levels of skill and experience in the delivery of these services. Notably, these professionals include highly qualified teachers of the deaf, certified listening and spoken language specialists (LSLS), early childhood education professionals, audiologists, biomedical engineers and speech pathologists.
The materials have been developed in recognition of the importance of professionals maintaining and extending their skills in the interests of continuous improvement, and to enable RIDBC staff to be up-to-date with the latest research literature, as a basis for ensuring best practice. The widely varying information presented across these material needs to be considered and applied in the context of your own particular professional situation and you are encouraged to consider all of the material through the prism of your own experience.
In this presentation the Communication Assessment Framework is discussed. The Communication Assessment Framework is a descriptive evaluation instrument designed for clients with a sensory impairment and additional disabilities.
Presentation abstracts Surgical Techniques for Hearing Preservation A/Prof Catherine Birman Preserving residual hearing and preserving cochlea structures are key considerations in the development of modern cochlear implant surgical techniques and device technologies. Hearing and structural preservation has lead to better outcomes, expanding criteria and potentially greater future opportunities. This talk will present research regarding patient (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: To learn how to develop and write a thorough session plan that is individualized for the child’s goals To learn which content components to consider and include when developing a session plan To encourage self-reflection on the effectiveness of a session plan Video (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: What is an IFSP? IFSP and Guiding Principles Pre IFSP - assessments Role of Service Coordinator Preparing for your IFSP Who attends the IFSP Chairing the meeting Video Duration: 31 minutes Attending Individual Service Plans will contribute (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: Organizing content and materials Implementing goals Achieving learning outcomes Pinpointing what skills child needs to know and how they will learn them Video Duration: 49 minutes This course has been approved by AG Bell Academy for (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: Why hearing loss is a neurodevelopmental emergency Daniel Ling What is the Ling 6 Sound Check What are the Ling 6 sounds How to administer the Ling sound check Setting a baseline Moving from detection to identification Ling 6 Sounds SSD and Ling 6 (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: 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 Describe how the brain relates to auditory function Describe Erber’s hierarchy of auditory function Describe how the brain processes (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: Understand when and how to use facilitating auditory strategies for a young child developing spoken language through listening Know how to administer the Ling six sound test Have a range of auditory strategies in your tool box Understand how to use your voice to (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: Revise factors involved in typical speech development. Critique speech developmental charts and consider their usefulness to the decision-making process. Think about how we monitor the development of early speech production in 0-2 year old children in an on-going process of developmental assessment, and how (more…)
Presentation Outcomes: After this presentation you will have an understanding of: Understand speech development from 0-6 years of age Learn how speech is produced Understand the relationship of speech acoustics to hearing Be introduced to Ling’s Speech Teaching Model Learn some general principles of speech teaching Understand which auditory strategies will facilitate speech development (more…)