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

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2/27/2017  |   11:35 AM - 12:05 PM   |  A Smartphone App to Help Parents Navigate the 1-3-6 Process   |  Hanover F

A Smartphone App to Help Parents Navigate the 1-3-6 Process

For many parents, navigating screening, re-screening, diagnostic, and early intervention processes can be complicated and confusing. Each step may present challenges that can result in loss to follow-up for infants needing additional testing and/or intervention services. In partnership with the EHDI Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) national advisory group (www.ehdipals.org), a smartphone app has been developed to provide parents with information, prompts, and reminders at each point of the EHDI process. The intent of this new app is to assist families in successfully navigating through the screening, diagnostic, and intervention process in a timely manner. During this presentation an overview of the development and user testing phases will be provided, along with a demonstration of the app.

  • Audience will understand how to use smartphone technology to reduce loss to follow-up in the EHDI screening, diagnostic, and early intervention process.
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Presentation:
15804_5613WinnieChung.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5613.docx


Presenters/Authors

Winnie Chung (), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, wchung@cdc.gov;
Winnie Chung, Au.D, a Health Scientist with CDC, is the subject matter expert with the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) team. Winnie Chung has been an audiology provider in various clinical setting from 1990 to 2009. She began her involvement in EHDI in 2001 providing outpatient hearing screening and diagnostic for newborns at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco and Oakland. From 2004 to 2009, besides coordinating Rhode Island state newborn hearing screening program, she also provided audiological services in the tertiary neonatal intensive care unit and managed the audiology outpatient clinic at Woman & Infants' Hospital. She joined CDC as a health scientist in April of 2009 providing technical assistance to state EHDI programs and investigating public health related issues for the CDC-EHDI team.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Kirsten Coverstone (), MN Dept. of Health, Kirsten.Coverstone@state.mn.us ;
Kirsten Coverstone is an audiologist with many years of service dedicated to early hearing detection and intervention. She grew up in southern Minnesota, earned her masters degree from the Univ. of Northern Iowa and her doctorate from Salus University. Kirsten has actively worked at the local state and national levels to promote universal newborn screening for hearing. As coordinator of the Lions Infant Hearing Program at the University of Minnesota she worked directly with hospitals to establish effective hearing screening programs and audiologists to confirm hearing loss. In addition, Kirsten implemented a statewide hearing instrument loaner program for infants and young children in Minnesota. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families as the MDH EHDI Screening Program Coordinator.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Han Mason (), Johns Hopkins University, hanmason@gmail.com;
Han Mason is a full-time student interested in applying computer technology to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities. He has previously presented on a smartphone app he developed examining child developmental growth trajectories at the 5th Congress of the European Acadamy of Paediatric Societies in Barcelona, Spain. This current presentation is based on his latest work with the EHDI-PALS advisory group.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Doug Dittfurth (), Texas Department of State Hearing Services, doug.dittfurth@dshs.state.tx.us;
Doug has worked in the services with persons who are deaf/hard of hearing arena for over 40 years in several capacities: teacher, vocational rehabilitation counselor, interpreter, interpreter trainer, mental health/substance abuse counselor, rehabilitation facility administrator, consultant and state lead for advocacy for communication access and discrimination. His undergraduate studies include habilitation of the deaf, audiology and learning disabilities at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He has Master of Education degrees in Counseling and Psychometrics from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. As a certified interpreter, he holds Texas BEI Level III/Court Interpreter Certifications. After working for the state’s Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services for 14 years, he moved to the Texas Health and Human Service Commission's, Department of State Health Services as the coordinator of the Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI) in July 2013.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Robert Fifer (), University of Miami, rfifer@med.miami.edu;
Robert C. Fifer, is the Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami School of Medicine. He received his B.S. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Deaf Education. His M.A. is from Central Michigan University in Audiology, and his Ph.D. is from Baylor College of Medicine in Audiology and Bioacoustics. Dr. Fifer’s clinical and research interests focus on the areas of auditory evoked potentials, central auditory processing, early detection of hearing loss in children, and auditory anatomy and physiology. He is a Past-President of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, a member of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee, and the ASHA representative to the American Medical Association’s Health Care Professions Advisory Committee for the Relative Value Utilization Committee in addition to being ASHA’s representative to the AMA’s Practice Expense Advisory Committee.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Consulting fee for Consulting from Duke University.   Receives Speaker for Teaching and speaking from Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Jeff Hoffman (), NCHAM, jeffhoffman.ehdi@gmail.com ;
Jeff Hoffman, MS, CCC-A, is an outreach coordinator with the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University. He served as the program manager for the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program for six years and as an EHDI Network Consultant for NCHAM for two years. In addition to audiology and public health, Jeff has also worked in elementary education, counseling and family services, administration of early childhood programs, and provision of training and technical assistance services to Head Start programs in Nebraska and surrounding states in the areas of management, administration, and child outcomes. Jeff has served on the board of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation since 2002 and was chair from 2006-2012. He also served as president of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs for State Health and Welfare Agencies in 2008.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Sarah Stone (), MA Dept. of Public Health, sarah.stone@state.ma.us;
Sarah Stone is the Acting Director of the Massachusetts Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. She has a hearing loss and has been with the program for over 15 years. Sarah organizes all of the family events for the program including the annual Parent Forum. She serves on the state’s Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee and has been a part of the EHDI-PALS working group.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Sharon Ringwalt (), Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, sharon.ringwalt@unc.edu;
Sharon Ringwalt currently serves as a Technical Assistance Specialist at the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center; State TA Liaison for the IDEA Data Center and as liaison between the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs and Part C programs through the Centers for Disease Control and Intervention (CDC). She provides TA to state early intervention and preschool programs around: reporting quality data; developing and implementing effective and efficient accountability and improvement systems to ensure compliance and improve results; and use of implementation science concepts to improve systems and scale up evidence-based/recommended practices to improve results for children and families. Additional areas of expertise comprise: communication development and disorders, including language delays and disorders, early literacy, and newborn hearing screening and intervention; screening, evaluation and assessment of young children, including public awareness and primary referral sources; and, interagency coordination, including State and Local Interagency Coordinating Councils.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Salary for Employment from National Early Childhood TA Center and Mid-South Regional Resource Center.   Receives Salary for Employment from Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.  

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Vicki Hunting (), UI Center for Child Health Improvement and Innovation, vicki-hunting@uiowa.edu;
Vicki Hunting, B.A. is an Improvement Advisor/Project Director for University of Iowa (UI), Center for Child Health Improvement and Innovation. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1981 in Recreation, Program/Administration. Vicki is responsible for the Iowa HRSA/MCHB Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) program federal grant and mentoring UI resources on the Model for Improvement to test, implement/spread changes, data collection, develop and interpret run charts, use of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle to test changes. She participated as Parent Partner, Data Coordinator and Project Leader on the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ), Newborn Hearing Screening Collaborative. She is an Iowa Health System certified Quality Improvement Advisor and is a board member of Iowa Hands & Voices, a parent support organization for families who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing and is the parent of a young adult with a profound hearing loss

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.