16th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 26-28, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

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Supporting Professionals Serving Children who are DHH

In recent years, there has been increasing focus on the knowledge and skills of providers who serve children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) as a factor that influences child outcomes is provider skill (Eisenberg et al., 2007; Harrison et al., 2016). While best practice outlines high expectations for highly qualified providers (Joint Committee of Infant Hearing (JCIH), 2007), there is a noted discrepancy in skills and knowledge base of those who specialize in working with children who are DHH and those who see children who are DHH as part of a more diverse caseload. To better understand this discrepancy and how to address the needs of professionals who serve children who are DHH, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Special Interest Group (SIG) 9, Childhood Hearing Disorders, distributed a survey of both SIG 9 members, who specialize in serving children with hearing loss, and members of other SIGs. This presentation will provide an overview of the results of this survey as well as highlight key factors that were identified as needs by professionals who serve children who are DHH and how this relates to potential graduate training and professional needs related to serving children who are DHH.

  • List the hearing-related areas that are the most challenging for professionals
  • Compare the confidence level of professionals who specialize in serving children who are DHH and those who serve children as part of a broader caseload
  • List resources that can be used as potential ways to meet professional development

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Presenters/Authors

Kristina Blaiser (), Idaho State University, Kristina.Blaiser@isu.edu;
Kristina Blaiser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and directs the HATCH (Helping Adults Talk to Children) Lab at Idaho State University-Meridian. Dr. Blaiser has extensive experience leading early childhood education programs and evaluating the outcomes of children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Her research interests include program evaluation and graduate training related to assessment and early intervention practices of children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. Dr. Blaiser’s recent work has focused on using telehealth to support families in early intervention. Kristina is the Professional Development Manager for ASHA SIG 9: Hearing Loss and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.   Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.   Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.   Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.   Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.   Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.   Receives Grants for Independent contractor from Oberkotter foundation.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Advisory board member) relationship for Board membership.  


James Mahshie (), George Washington University, jmahshie@email.gwu.edu;
James Mahshie is professor and chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at George Washington University. His research examines speech perception and production by children with hearing loss. His most recent work studies prosodic and voice quality characteristics of children with cochlear implants.

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