November 5, 2018 - November 6, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This two day course will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from keynote presenters as well as break off into streams that focus on deaf hard of hearing students/clients, blind and low vision students/clients.
November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join this engaging session to explore how auditory verbal practitioners, speech-language pathologists, special educators, and early intervention practitioners can apply research on the importance of parent talk to meet the needs of the families of children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) they serve. Evidence-based practices and developmentally appropriate activities aimed at building listening and spoken language (LSL) skills for young children who are DHH will be identified.
The SCIC Cochlear Implant Program will be hosting a research seminar focusing on preserving residual hearing of cochlear implant recipients. Dr Catherine Birman and Dr WaiKong Lai will present on the latest techniques to preserve hearing during implantation. Audiologist Nick Baulderstone will outline the process of fitting hybrid electro-acoustic devices.
In this course you will gain an understanding of Autistic spectrum disorder, red flags and challenges to look for, screening tools to inform discussions with family or caregivers, as well as tips and strategies for discussing results and further investigation.