<< BACK TO AGENDA

ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Auditory Practices for Children Using Sign and Spoken Language'
Track: 3 - Language Acquisition and Development
Keyword(s): auditory development, sign language,
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify auditory learning strategies that pair with specific auditory learning goals.
  2. Participants will be able to analyze conversation content to decide the level of visual support a child may need for understanding.

Abstract:

Children using sign language as their primary communication method or as a communication support often have access to sound through cochlear implants or hearing aids. Families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing may think they need to choose a primary communication approach. Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Auditory Consultant Resource Network advocates using a communication continuum in order to determine a child’s preferred and most effective way of communicating. Exploration of the range of communication approaches is encouraged while maximizing a child’s auditory development. This presentation will focus on systematic approaches to developing auditory skills for children who may be transitioning from visual communication to spoken language or children who use sign language as their primary communication approach. This course will lead participants through a collection of tools used to facilitate conversations with families when discussing communication approaches and goals. Strategies will be demonstrated for interventionists and families to use to foster auditory development while continuing to support language competence.
Presentation: 1276CatherineCarotta.pdf

Handouts: HANDOUT_1276CatherineCarotta.pdf
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Katie Brennan - Primary Presenter
Boys Town National Research Hospital
     Credentials: CCC-SLP
      Katie Brennan is a speech-language pathologist in the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Ms. Brennan has experience assessing speech, language and auditory skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to age 21. She provides individual listening sessions for families whose children have a range of degrees of hearing loss and use a variety of communication modes with the goal of maximizing their ability to learn through listening. She works as an auditory consultant providing training and coaching for school agencies nationally to support students with hearing loss. Katie also is an instructor at the Universities of Nebraska at Lincoln and Omaha.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Other financial benefit for Consulting from Boys Town National Research Hospital.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Catherine Carotta - Co-Presenter
Boys Town National Research Hospital
     Credentials: Ed. D., CCC-SLP
      Catherine Cronin Carotta Ed.D., CCC-SLP is the Associate Director of the Center for Childhood Deafness at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She is a speech-language pathologist with many years of experience in the assessment and education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing using sign and spoken language modalities. Dr. Carotta has worked in public/private school settings, hospitals, and university-based clinical programs. With a doctorate in leadership education, she works to cre¬ate learning organizations using current leadership models. She has created a teacher renewal model entitled The Work of Your Life and has authored the work, Sustaining the Spirit to Teach, Lead, Serve. She is actively involved in providing consultation to organizations regarding leadership, renewal, and services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment,Independent contractor from Boys Town National Research Hospital.   Receives Salary,Other financial benefit for Employment,Independent contractor from Boys Town National Research Hospital.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.