Posted by: Jensen Hearing | October 17, 2007

Let Them Hear Foundation :: CI 2007

Northern California Annual Seminar on
Cochlear Implants in Children

2-3 November 2007,

On Friday 11/2/07 the Let Them Hear Foundation will cover half of the $99 room rate for the first 100 reserved rooms!

Hotel reservations must be processed directly with the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, by calling the Reservations Department at 408/200-1234. http://www.santaclara.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

Course Description & Objectives:
Cochlear implants offer unprecedented auditory access for children with severe to profound hearing loss, but “rolling admissions” to the implant process suggest that there is no one profile that represents the “typical user”.  Thus, we are challenged as professionals and parents to help each INDIVIDUAL cochlear implant recipient reach his/her PERSONAL best.  Experience and research have helped the experts in the implant community to discover tools and techniques that have proven to enhance success.  It is imperative that the cochlear implant support community – parents, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators, administrators, psychologists, pediatricians, otolaryngologists – understand and implement these tools and techniques.  We must tailor each child’s care according to their own unique needs and set of variables.  From the implant recipient for whom auditory comprehension and spoken language come quickly and easily, to the child who struggles with auditory language learning – all deserve an individualized education plan that will enable them to reach their personal best!

Upon completion of this event, attendees will be able to:

  • Outline factors identified at the time of candidacy that may affect habilitative needs.
  • Name a number of allied professionals who can assist in evaluating and providing (re)habilitative services to students with cochlear implants. 
  • Identify the most current laws governing Individualized Education Plans.
  • Identify a variety of techniques and resources that could be used to enhance a student’s performance in an educational setting. 
  • Discuss the advantages of an FM system when used in conjunction with a cochlear implant.
  • Discuss the benefits of bilateral implants.
  • Discuss diverse learning styles, and the ways that various individuals “get ready to learn”. 
  • Identify neurodevelopmental learning issues that may co-exist with a hearing loss.
  • Discuss upcoming changes to the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

Who Should Attend?

This program is intended for professionals involved in the care of deaf/hard of hearing children, including audiologists, speech-language pathologists, educators, administrators, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, case managers, and parents.

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