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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Tossing out the Toys: Goal Driven Therapy in a Natural Environment'
Track: 4 - Early Intervention
Keyword(s): natural environment, tele-intervention, early intervention, parent guidance,
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learner will be able to discuss the pros and cons of using only items found within the natural environment based on the current literature and regulations for early intervention and tele-intervention.
  2. Learner will be able to analyze video of early interventionist and tele-interventionist using items within the natural environment to address specific language, speech, audition, cognition, literacy, and parent guidance goals.
  3. Learner will be able to develop a list of activities to use within the natural environment addressing specific language, speech, audition, cognition, literacy, and parent guidance goals.

Abstract:

With the advent of tele-intervention and the transition in early intevention from clinician directed therapy to natural settings, it is important for therapists working with children with hearing loss to maintain a focus on specific speech, language, audition, cognition, literacy and parent guidance goals that follow typical developmental patterns. This presentation will address the research behind therapy in the natural environment, barriers and successes of the approach, and use video of early intervention and tele-intervention sessions to analyze the development of spoken language in a natural environment. Group discussion will include how to address specific goals while using items found within the home and through daily acitivities.
Presentation: Tuesday_Clements_415_LillianHenderson_1502.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 8- 1502.rtf
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Lillian Henderson - Primary Presenter,Co-Presenter,POC
Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC
     Credentials: LSLS Cert AVT MSP, CCC-SLP
      Lillian Henderson, M.S.P., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT, earned a Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina in Speech Pathology and is a LSLS Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist. Lillian works with cochlear implant recipients providing therapy and diagnostics to children who are deaf or hard of hearing learning spoken language. Lillian has also provided training to professionals throughout the United States and graduate students from various universities. She is a consultant with the Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss in Vietnam.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Hannah Eskridge - Co-Presenter
Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC
     Credentials: MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
      Hannah Eskridge, MSP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT, is the NCFI/ Barnhardt CASTLE Director an associate professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has been working with children with hearing loss and their families for over 10 years and became certified in auditory verbal therapy in 2005. She directs the Professional Training Program as well as coordinates staff and various other programs. Hannah also conducts Listening and Spoken language parent participation sessions and tele-therapy sessions through the UNC REACH program.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Cindy Boyd - Co-Presenter
NC Office of Early Learning: EI Program for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
     Credentials: Bachelor of Arts National Boards Certified Teacher
      Cindy Boyd, BA, NBCT, has a bachelor's degree in Education of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Elementary Education, & Birth to Kindergarten Education. She is a National Boards Certified Teacher and an Infant-Toddler Family Specialist. She works as a teacher with the NC Early Learning Sensory Support Program for Children with Hearing Impairments, with 18 years of experience in the field of education.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.