Title: 'Keep Up or Catch Up? Management of Children with Microtia/atresia'
Track: 4 - Early Intervention
Keyword(s): microtia/atresia amplification early intervention
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will discuss the use of 1:3:6 principal of Early Intervention guidelines as they relate to children with microtia/atresia.
  2. Participants will discuss statistics and case reviews when 1:3:6 model is applied to the microtia/atresia population.


Although children with permanent conductive hearing loss are included in the JCIH guidelines for management of childhood hearing loss, parents of children with microtia/atresia seem to be counseled and treated very differently than parents of children with sensorineural hearing loss. If a child has unilateral microtia/atresia the parents are often told that one normal hearing ear is enough and not to do anything unless the child develops a language delay. Parents of children with bilateral microtia/atresia are often told one aid (baha or ponto) is good enough. The collaboration between one clinic and one school/EI center challenges this advice and serves as a model for effective application of the 1:3:6 model of intervention. The presenters will describe their early discussions, procedures and practice through case reviews that led to positive outcomes for children.
Presentation: Tuesday_CarrollFord_940_MichelleKraskin_1689.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 4- 1689.rtf
Michelle Kraskin - Co-Presenter
Hearing & Speech Department
     Credentials: Au.D, Assistant Director of Hearing and Speech, Weill Cornell Medical College
      Dr. Michelle Kraskin Assistant Director of Hearing & Speech at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital. She received her Au.D. in Audiology from CUNY Graduate Center, her MS degree from CUNY Hunter, and is certified in Audiology (CCC-A) through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Kraskin is responsible for the coordination of audiology & infant screening services as part of the Hearing & and Speech Department. Her clinical expertise is in the area of pediatric assessment of hearing including audiometry, auditory brainstem response (ABR), and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing with particular interest in late identification of hearing loss, cochlear implants and hearing aids. Her service to ASHA includes: past member of the ASHA Leadership Program, Member of Special Interest Group 9 (Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood), and participation on the convention planning committee.

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Meredith Berger - POC
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
     Credentials: MS Director of Clarke's New York Campus
      Meredith Berger, MS became the director of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech/New York, an Early Intervention and Preschool listening and spoken language program, in 2008. Prior to that, she was the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Educational Specialist at New York Eye and Ear’s Ear Institute/Cochlear Implant Center. She received a B.S. in Education from SUNY at Buffalo State College and a Master’s degree in Deaf Education from Canisius College. She holds New York State Certification in Elementary Education, Special Education and Deaf/Hearing Impaired Education. Her varied experiences include providing early intervention services, working as a classroom teacher on both the preschool and school age levels, and as an Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf. In addition to presenting on the educational needs of children with hearing loss, she has also co-authored pieces on the Clinic-School relationship.