When your child has been diagnosed with hearing loss, we understand each family is often faced with questions and decisions they do not feel equipped to address. That’s why Nationwide Children’s has designed an education series to discuss topics related to hearing loss in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
The Hearing Team Education Series is presented by a pediatric expert and is offered free-of-charge. Topics change from month to month and participants are invited to attend the sessions of their choice. Each session is open to families of children who are deaf of hard of hearing, professionals and community members.
Thursday, April 21 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Katie Dominguez, MA, CCC-SLP
Holly Lind, M. Ed, CCC-SLP
Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s speech and language pathologists will present ideas to incorporate listening and language activities at home. During the class you will make 1-2 activities to take with you to try out with your child.
Thursday, June 16 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Bobbi Colatruglio, MA, CCC-SLP
Cynthia Warner, AuD CCC-A
A Nationwide Children’s speech therapist and audiologist will discuss tips on how to be an active participant during appointments and to improve home carry over.
Thursday, September 15 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cameron M. Crane, Statewide Educational Consultant
In this lecture, we will review the challenges & the basics of IEP creation, review IEP vs. 504 plans, and planning for a successful post-secondary transition for hearing impaired high school students.
Thursday, October 20 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Gail M. Whitelaw, Ph.D. Board Certified Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification
Join us as we discuss coordinating needs for kids with hearing loss between the clinic and the classroom. Tips for successful communication between audiology and school personnel will be reviewed.
Clicking the link below will take you to the Education Courses Portal. You can use the keywords "Hearing Education" to find the Hearing Team Education Series courses that are currently available for registration.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center – Room 137
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Parking is available in the visitor garage at the corner of 18th and Mooberry.
Thursday, October 8 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Prashant Malhotra, MD, Director of Hearing and Cochlear Implant Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Cochlear implantation is a standard option for children with hearing losses that cannot be aided by hearing aids. Learn the realities of what surgery is like, who can benefit from an implant, and the outcomes that can be expected. Common misconceptions were discussed. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with a pediatric implant surgeon
Thursday, August 13 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Scott Buckley, EdS, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (CHIP)
Raising children always comes with challenges and a hearing loss can present some unique ones. We will discuss ways adults can nurture social development, teach responsibility, and address behavioral concerns in children with hearing loss. Birth through early adulthood will be covered with a focus on skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
Thursday, May 14 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Kim Davis, APN, moderator
Meet some of our school age and high school hearing impaired patients and hear from their perspective what it is like to live with a hearing loss. They will discuss challenges both at home and school and what they are doing to be successful. Be prepared to ask questions!
Saturday, April 18 9 – 11 a.m. Shana Lucius, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT and Jennifer Davitz, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Join two of our auditory-verbal therapists as we make listening and learning fun! You will learn simple ways to make listening and talking a primary focus of every routine you engage in with your child each day. This session was personalized for each family’s needs by engaging in “brainstorming” breakout sessions.
Thursday, November 6
Andrea Purvis, SLP
This session was an introduction to sign language from one of Nationwide Children’s Hearing Impaired Total Communication Speech Specialists. Learn why, when and how to start signing with your child and basic, helpful signs to start with.
Thursday, September 4
Vickie Walker, BS, NIC
This session provided basic strategies and tools for parents to be active and effective participants in the IEP process. The presenter shared her own experiences as a mother of a child with hearing loss and will empower parents to advocate for their child’s educational needs.
Thursday, May 1
Jean Hruschak, SLP, Brittney Sprouse, AuD and Jori Weingarten AuD
Learn about the capabilities of your child’s hearing aids or cochlear implants interfacing with the technology of today. We reviewed the latest technology available for school and home use, including the fun stuff such as iPad play, telephone calls, and movie watching. We also covered amplified fire alarms and alarm clocks and other safety considerations. This was a hands on session.
March 1, 2014
Nationwide Children's Hearing Program Speech Therapists
Our Nationwide Children's Hospital Hearing Impaired Speech Specialists discussed reading difficulties related to hearing loss. We explored different resources for literacy for this patient population from birth-adolescents.
November 7, 2013
Shana Lucius, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT & Jennifer Davitz, SLP
Our speech pathologists who specialize in working with deaf/hard of hearing children talked about auditory verbal strategies to help your child ages 3-8 develop more complex language. Additionally, they explained Auditory-Verbal strategies to help your child develop more complex listening skills and provided materials for activities to make and use at home. Other topics covered included audiological management, the auditory hierarchy, and literacy skills.
September 12, 2013
Shana Lucius, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT & Jennifer Davitz, SLP
Our speech pathologists who specialize in working with deaf/hard of hearing children talked about how to create an optimally rich language environment at home for your child who is 0-3 years old. Additionally, they explained Auditory-Verbal strategies to help your child develop listening skills and provided materials for activities to make and use at home. Other topics covered included audiological management, the auditory hierarchy, and early literacy skills.
May 2, 2013
Our panel of experienced hearing aid and cochlear implant users discussed daily living, shared how they have overcome obstacles, adjusted to their hearing loss, and talked about what they are doing now. Children age 9 and older were welcome to attend with their parents. This was an open discussion with time for questions.
March 7, 2013
Kris Jatana, M.D.
This program offered a medical overview of sensorineural hearing loss in kids and discuss causes, diagnostic testing and treatment for different degrees of loss from one of our own cochlear implant surgeons. It included time for questions and answers.
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