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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Tele-therapy Success Stories'
Track: 4 - Early Intervention
Keyword(s): tele-intervention, hearing impairment, goals and strategies
Learning Objectives:
  1. Define and give rationales for utilizing tele-therapy aural habilitation for children with hearing loss
  2. Describe the components of a typical tele-therapy session for children of varying ages with hearing loss
  3. Identify goals, activities and expected outcomes related to the development of listening, spoken language, and literacy for children with hearing loss participating in tele-therapy

Abstract:

This presentation will examine tele-therapy aural habilitation for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Videotaped tele-therapy sessions will demonstrate activities, goals, and outcomes for these children whose ages range from 12 months of age through 3 years of age. The goal of this presentation is to outline the following: 1) definition and rationale for utilizing tele-therapy, 2) the components of a typical tele-therapy session, 3) goals and outcomes of a tele-therapy service delivery model for children with hearing loss, and 4) results of a survey to identify families’ perceptions on utilizing tele-therapy aural habilitation. Outcomes suggest that these children are achieving receptive language and auditory skills in the average range and an increase in expressive language skills over time. Tele-therapy sessions are successful in facilitating progress on goals and objectives in the areas of auditory skills, vocabulary, length and complexity of utterances, pragmatics, and literacy. Videotaped sessions will highlight progress and outcomes.
Presentation: Tuesday_Stopher_1010_VelvetBuehler_1636.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 4- 1636.docx
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Velvet Buehler - Primary Presenter,Co-Presenter,Author,POC
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
     Credentials: M.A. CCC-SLP/A Clinical Professor Audiologist and Speech Pathologist
      Velvet Buehler is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She holds dual certification in Audiology and Speech Pathology. Mrs. Buehler has provided aural-habilitation services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families for 28 years. She supervises practicum for graduate students in Audiology and Speech Pathology in the areas of aural-habilitation, parent counseling and education, literacy, pediatric audiology and auditory processing disorder. Mrs. Buehler serves on two cochlear implant teams providing pre/post cochlear implant evaluations and treatment. She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences Mrs. Buehler is a certified trainer for the National Educators of Children with Cochlear Implants. She is a certified NOMS clinician. Mrs. Buehler recently served 6 years on the ASHA steering committee member for Division 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from University of Tennessee Health Science Center.   Receives Salary for Employment from University of Tennessee Health Science Center.   Receives Salary for Employment from I receive a salary for employment at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Institutional relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional,Institutional relationship for Volunteer membership on advisory committee or review panels.  
Autumn Sanderson - Co-Presenter
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
     Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
      Autumn Sanderson is an Instructor in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Autumn practices in the Child Hearing Services clinic in Knoxville. She specializes in pediatric Aural Habilitation for children who use hearing aids and cochlear implants, aural/oral communication assessments, pre- and post-cochlear implant evaluations, family guidance and education, adult cochlear implant auditory training, and auditory processing disorders.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional (I serve on two cochlear implant teams as part of my duties of employment at UTHSC) relationship for Volunteer employment,Other volunteer activities.  
Emily Noss - Co-Presenter
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
     Credentials: Assistant Professor; Speech-Language Pathologist, M.A., CCC-SLP
     Other Affiliations: AG Bell; TN Hands & Voices
      Emily Noss is an Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Tennessee, Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Emily practices in the Child Hearing Services (CHS) Clinic in Knoxville. She specializes in pediatric Aural Habilitation for children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids, aural/oral communication assessments, pre- and post-cochlear implant evaluations, parent guidance and education, adult cochlear implant auditory training, and Alternative/augmentative communication.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Ashley Irick - Co-Presenter
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
     Credentials: Instructor, Speech-Language Pathologist, M.S, CCC-SLP
     Other Affiliations: AG Bell
      Ashley Irick is an Instructor in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Ashley practices in the Child Hearing Services clinic in Knoxville. She specializes in pediatric Aural Habilitation for children who use hearing aids and cochlear implants, aural/oral communication assessments, pre- and post-cochlear implant evaluations, family guidance and education, adult cochlear implant auditory training, and auditory processing disorders.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -

Nonfinancial -