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   |  Research to Practice-Management of Children with Microtia/Atresia   |  Grand Hall B

Research to Practice-Management of Children with Microtia/Atresia

Although the Joint Commission on Infant Hearing (JCIH) includes conductive hearing loss in their guidance and recommendations for management of children with hearing loss, a significant number of families of children with microtia/atresia report that the guidance they received from medical professionals and early interventionists after their children were born contradicts that guidance. In contradiction to the 1:3:6 model, families of children with microtia/atresia are often told to watch and wait and then intervene only if a delay develops. In addition, many professionals within the EI system have had limited experience working with children with microtia/atresia or their families. These issues, coupled with the varying state regulations regarding EI eligibility for these children, often leave parents struggling with what to do and when to do it for their child. This presentation will look at the factors influencing outcomes for children with microtia/atresia from diagnosis to amplification decisions to intervention. The presenters will review current available research on management of children with microtia/atresia and its implications for decision-making and management. The presenters will then lead attendees through exercises based on real situations that allow participants to use what they know and have learned to plan for children with microtia/atresia. Practical strategies for use of amplification and intervention will be elicited and shared among attendees.

  • Participants will discuss current research and gaps in research on children with microtia/atresia and how the research might impact the families with whom they work.
  • Attendees will acquire strategies for counseling and supporting families whose children have a conductive hearing loss secondary to microtia/atresia, particularly in addressing the confusing and contradictory information families often receive.
  • 3. Participants will review and identify how the JCIH position statement and recommendations apply to children with microtia/atresia.

Presentation:
15804_5808MeredithBerger.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5808.docx


Presenters/Authors

Meredith Berger (), Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, mberger@clarkeschools.org;
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. 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. In 2016, Meredith joined the Executive Board of Option Schools as a Director at Large and currently represents Option Schools on the Common Ground Project, a joint project between Option and CEASD.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - Receives Other financial benefit for Employment from Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.   Receives Salary for Employment from Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.   Receives Salary for Employment from Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.   Receives Salary for Employment from Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech.  

Nonfinancial - Has a Personal (My daughter and husband use devices made by Cochlear Americas. ) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Personal,Professional (Spouse and Child use Cochlear's products) (a member of Option Schools, International) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Executive Board Member) (Representative on Common Ground ) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Executive Board Member) (Representative on Common Ground ) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional,Other relationship (Executive Board Member) (Representative on Common Ground ) relationship for Board membership.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Other volunteer activities.   Has a Professional (Member) relationship for Other volunteer activities.  


Michelle Kraskin (), Hearing & Speech Department, mlk2003@med.cornell.edu;
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.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.