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

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2/28/2017  |   9:40 AM - 10:10 AM   |  Providing Family-Based Early Intervention in a Clinic Setting   |  Hanover E

Providing Family-Based Early Intervention in a Clinic Setting

Research has shown that when young children have language delays due to hearing loss, their parents and caregivers play a crucial role in helping them develop age-appropriate language skills. Daily routines and interactions between caregiver and child serve as the “classroom” where a child with hearing loss learns language. For this reason, family-centered intervention provided in the home is often considered the optimal service-delivery model. However, home-based services are not always feasible when interventionists must serve families located across a large geographical area. This is especially true for interventionists providing highly-specialized treatment modalities delivered by a limited number of providers. This presentation will address the benefits and rationale of a family-centered approach to treatment for children with hearing loss. More importantly, we will discuss how a family-centered approach can be employed outside the home in a clinical setting. Participants will learn how to empower parents to become their child’s primary early interventionists, while intervention is guided by a practitioner in a clinical setting. They will also learn strategies and tools to teach parents to transform their daily routines and interactions with their children into language-learning opportunities. We will also discuss the role of the caregiver in common early-intervention approaches and whether changes can be made to better facilitate caregiver engagement and child outcomes.

  • Learners will identify the reasons that parent/caregiver engagement is crucial in early intervention
  • Learners will identify whether current early-intervention practices facilitate caregiver engagement, and what may be missing from some early-intervention models
  • Learners will list strategies and tools to maximize parent engagement and empowerment in a clinical setting

Presentation:
15804_5651SarahRadlinski.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5651.rtf


Presenters/Authors

Alison Tucker (), Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc., atucker@avchears.org;
Alison Tucker is a certified LSLS Auditory-Verbal Therapist and has worked at the Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. in Atlanta for the past 15 years. She is also the parent of a profoundly deaf bilaterally implanted teenager who completed the Center's AV program in 1999. Prior to working at the Auditory-Verbal Center, Alison worked as an SLP in a variety of school and early intervention settings.

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Lauren Seale (), Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc., lseale@avchears.org;
Lauren joined the Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina in 2004 and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Virginia in 2013. As part of her graduate study, she treated children with hearing loss and their families according to the principles of Auditory-Verbal Therapy. Lauren has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Georgia.

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Jonathan Jolivette (), Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc., jonathan@avchears.org;
Jonathan joined the Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2015. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Spanish from the University of Houston and his Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina. While at UNC, Jonathan was a participant in a U.S. Department of Education Training Grant which prepared him to serve infants, toddlers and school-age children with hearing loss. Jonathan has his Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Georgia.

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Sarah Vanselous (), Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc., Sarah-Macon@avchears.org;
Sarah joined Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. in June of 2016. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. During her time there, she was part of a nationally funded grant for training graduate students to work with children with hearing loss, and devoted much of her coursework and clinical studies to working with the birth-to-five population. She previously graduated from UNC's psychology program in 2012, with a minor in Linguistics, where she developed a passion for language. Outside of her coursework, Sarah has worked as a teacher and researcher for the Middle School Writing Project at UNC-CH, and as a camp counselor for children with language impairments. She also participated in a camp specifically for children with hearing loss in the North Carolina mountains, and trained at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC. Sarah is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Georgia.

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Sarah Radlinski (), Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc, sarah@avchears.org;
Sarah joined the Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2014. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in Linguistics and Spanish, from the University of Florida. She earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University. Sarah was on the pediatric hearing loss specialty track at Vanderbilt and treated children with hearing loss and their families according to the principles of Auditory-Verbal therapy. Sarah is proficient in Spanish and serves Spanish-speaking children and families in their native language. Sarah has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Georgia.

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