Hearing Team Education Series :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

2015 Hearing Team Education Series

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.

Upcoming Hearing Team Education Series Dates

Cochlear Implants: Myths and Facts

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. Come learn the realities of what surgery is like, who can benefit from an implant, and the outcomes that can be expected. Common misconceptions will be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with a pediatric implant surgeon

Registration

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.

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Class Locations

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center – Room 137

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205

Class Time

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Parking

Parking is available in the visitor garage at the corner of 18th and Mooberry.


Past Hearing Team Education Series Presentations

Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues Related to Hearing Loss

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.

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What it is Like to Live with a Hearing Impairment - Panel of Patients with Hearing Loss

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!

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How to Incorporate Auditory Verbal Therapy into your Daily Routine

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.

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Introduction into American Sign Language (ASL)

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.

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The IEP that’s Right for Your Child

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.

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Your Child’s Amplification PLUS Wireless Technology and Accessories

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.

Reading Challenges Related to Hearing Loss

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.

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Components of Auditory Verbal Therapy-Parents as Therapists (3-8 years) (Part 2)

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.

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Components of Auditory Verbal Therapy-Parents as Therapists (Birth-3 years) (Part 1)

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.

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Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Panel Discussion

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.

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Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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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