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

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2/27/2017  |   2:00 PM - 2:30 PM   |  Building Balanced Partnerships: The Collaborative Team and Family-Centered Intervention   |  Hanover C

Building Balanced Partnerships: The Collaborative Team and Family-Centered Intervention

The path to success for any child who is deaf or hard of hearing begins with his or her family and the ongoing partnership they form with professionals providing services and support. The evidence suggests that a family-centered approach makes a significant difference in a child’s success and that the delivery of family-centered services by a collaborative team is a critical component of any successful early intervention program. When evaluating the potential effectiveness of the relationship, it is important for families to recognize best practice principles for intervention and how these practices may influence desired outcomes. Our team of speech-language pathologists and audiologists will discuss developing truly collaborative professional partnerships as well as best practice principles for forming balanced partnerships with families built on trust and honesty, where open-communication is utilized and the focus on the family is always at the forefront.

  • Recognize best practice principles for intervention
  • Discuss characteristics of a balanced parent-professional relationship
  • Discuss characteristics of a collaborative professional team

Presentation:
15804_5772KimberleeCrass.pdf

Handouts:
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Transcripts:
5772.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Kimberlee Crass (), University of Florida, kcrass@phhp.ufl.edu;
Dr. Kimberlee Crass, is a speech-language pathologist and certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She received her Masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina where she pursued a specialty certification in cochlear implants. Dr. Crass also completed a post-doctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina during which she served as the lab manager for the Language Processing Lab. This position afforded her the ability to conduct research in the areas of aural (re)habilitation, language and literacy, and listening and spoken language development. Currently, Dr. Crass is a clinical assistant professor in the department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences in the college of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. She is also a member of the UF Health Cochlear Implant Program and works as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at the Children’s Hearing Center at UF. Before joining the University of Florida in 2016, Dr. Crass was the Director of Clinical Education for the Auditory-Based Intervention Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Melissa Hall (), University of Florida, melissahall@phhp.ufl.edu;
Dr. Melissa Hall received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida in May 2010, and her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in August 2006. Dr. Hall is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida since 2011. She is dually certified and licensed as an audiologist and a speech-language pathologist. She co-chaired the Conference on Pediatric Hearing Loss at the University of Florida, in August 2014. Dr. Hall specializes in the evaluation of hearing in infants, children, and adults, performs electrophysiology audiological assessments, and participates in the newborn hearing screening program. As a team member on the UF Health Cochlear Implant Program, she provides services such as cochlear implant evaluation, programming, and rehabilitation, while working closely with otolaryngology. Additionally, Dr. Hall is a clinic preceptor in the Doctor of Audiology degree program, and supervises students in clinical rotations. Dr. Hall teaches the following courses in the Doctor of Audiology degree program at the University of Florida: Audiologic Rehabilitation for Children and Education Audiology, Cochlear Implants in the Distance Learning Program, and Advanced Topics in Audiology. She facilitates clinical data collection and interpretation on multiple research studies within the field of audiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Hall serves on the board of the Florida Chapter of AGBell in 2014, and was a committee member of the Audiology Now 2016 Learning Labs for AAA.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - Has a Professional (board of FL AGBELL) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (board of FL AGBELL) relationship for Board membership.  


Kristin Letlow (), University of Florida, kriswade@phhp.ufl.edu;
Dr. Kristin Wade Letlow earned her Bachelors of Science degree at Auburn University in Communicative Disorders in 2003. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida in 2007 where she received the Thomas B Abbott award of clinical excellence in her 4th year of the program. She has practiced at University of Florida and Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital over the last 9 years. Since 2004 she has participated in Project Yucatán as one of the student leaders and as a supervisor after graduation. This project assists a local group AYPRODA in the Yucatán Peninsula to identify and rehabilitate children and adults with hearing loss. Dr. Letlow has a passion for working with babies and children with varying degrees of hearing loss. She specializes in behavioral diagnostic testing of babies as young as 4 months old. As part of the pediatric team at UF she follows up on newborn hearing screenings and fits hearing aids on children from a few weeks old to 18 years of age. Dr. Letlow also evaluates for and programs cochlear implants and Osseointegrated devices for children and adults. She works with the school system in Gainesville and surrounding areas to ensure that the hearing impaired children in the county have appropriate equipment and accommodations. She also serves as a preceptor for current Doctor of Audiology students at UF with a passion for teaching excellence in behavioral testing as well as exceptional family centered care.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Laura Mundorf (), University of Florida, laura.mundorf@phhp.ufl.edu;
Laura Mundorf joined the University of Florida in July of 2015 as full-time clinical faculty specializing in pediatric aural rehabilitation where she works closely with the audiology faculty to provide collaborative and cohesive services to the area’s pediatric hearing impaired population. Prior to joining the UF faculty, Laura worked for the public school system for 13 years. Most recently Laura provided therapy services to elementary aged students in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program in Alachua County. While working in Collier County for 12 years, Laura served as a Speech Language Pathologist and Special Education Staffing Specialist. Mrs. Mundorf received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Florida State University in 2002 and worked for the Clarke School for the Deaf in Jacksonville for 2 years.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.