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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'An AuD Practicum Experience that Addresses EHDI Program Lost to Follow-Up Issues'
Track: 1 - EHDI Program Enhancement
Keyword(s): EHDI, LTF, AuD, Practicum
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the components of a new AuD practicum experience, which results from collaborative partnership between Tennessee's EHDI Program and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Audiology Program.
  2. Explain how Tennessee's EHDI Program selected a target population to be included in the AuD practicum experience.
  3. Identify the evidence-based outcomes and perceived benefits of the newborn hearing follow-up practicum experience.

Abstract:

State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Programs continue to seek creative solutions to address newborn hearing lost to follow-up issues. In January 2014, Tennessee's EHDI Program partnered with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Audiology Program to implement an AuD practicum experience that has resulted in a win-win outcome for both programs. Select AuD students, with an expressed interest in pediatrics, work under the supervision of the EHDI Audiology Consultant to meet competencies by conducting follow-up on babies who have referred on their newborn hearing screen. Students gain meaningful experience as they: connect with and provide support to families; communicate with the medical home; and work collaboratively with EHDI Program partners to locate difficult-to-find families, manage an internal database, and report findings. The components of this unique experience will be discussed as well as evidence-based outcomes and perceived benefits from participants.
Presentation: Tuesday_Combs Chandler_300_JulieBeeler_1610.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 7- 1610.docx
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Julie Beeler - Primary Presenter,POC
Tennessee Newborn Hearing Screening Program
     Credentials: MA, CCC-A/SLP, NHS Audiology Consultant
     Other Affiliations: DSHPSHWA
      Julie Beeler is currently the Audiology Consultant for Tennessee's Newborn Hearing Screening Program at the University of Tennessee Center on Deafness. Previously, she was with the University of Tennessee Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. In addition to her EHDI work, Ms. Beeler also works privately as an educational audiologist and speech-language pathologist for a rural East Tennessee school system. Previously, she served as President of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA).
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Claudia Weber - Co-Presenter
Tennessee Early Intervention System
     Credentials: Newborn Hearing Follow-Up Coordinator
      Claudia Weber has worked for Tennessee's Part C Program, Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) for many years. Most recently, she is the Newborn Hearing Follow-Up Coordinator. Claudia served as the Tennessee's early intervention core team member for the NICHQ Collaborative in 2012-2013.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -
Samantha Wallenstein - Author
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Audiology Program
     Credentials: BS
      Samantha Wallenstein is currently a graduate student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Audiology Program. She received her Bachelor's degree from Florida State University in 2011.
Meredith Alvey - Author
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Audiology Program
     Credentials: BS
      Meredith Alvey is currently a graduate student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Audiology Program. She received her Bachelor's degree from Auburn University in 2010.
Patti Johnstone - Co-Presenter
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
     Credentials: PhD, CCC-A/SLP, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education and Services in Audiology
      Dr. Patti Johnstone is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education and Services in Audiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville. She earned a Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2006. Prior to her doctoral studies she was in private practice in audiology in California for 13 years.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -
Elizabeth West - Author
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Audiology Program
     Credentials: BS
      Elizabeth West is currently a graduate student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Audiology Program. She received her Bachelor's degree from Appalachian State in 2012.