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

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2/27/2017  |   3:20 PM - 3:50 PM   |  New Web-based Instruction for Developing Community-based Early Childhood Screening Programs   |  Hanover A

New Web-based Instruction for Developing Community-based Early Childhood Screening Programs

With limited resources, how can State EHDI programs find the greatest number of children who are lost-to-follow-up from newborn hearing screening and also identify those with late-onset or progressive hearing loss? The answer, in part, lies in recognizing that there are highly motivated allies serving in the growing number of Early Head Start (EHS) programs in every state. These programs are dedicated to helping vulnerable children living in poverty get the "head start" they need to succeed. Head Start Performance Standards require that each child served receive a hearing screen (and follow-up assessment and intervention as needed). Exactly how can EHDIs harness the energy of this cadre of professionals who share a common goal? The Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative is excited to offer a new live, web-based instructional process that incorporates hands-on learning and skill-development activities enabling partners in hearing screening to plan, launch and sustain evidence-based hearing screening practices in diverse settings. Developed with EHS screening partners in mind, the training is also applicable to and available for providers working in health care and Part C settings. This presentation will review the new web-based instructional system along with the collaborating role that local audiologists and other EHDI professionals can play in the development and sustainability of coordinated, community-based hearing screening programs. The process and outcomes of the web-based instructional system, piloted in more than 100 programs, located in urban, rural and remote settings across 30 states, will be described along with a comprehensive review of practical web-based tools that support the development and implementation of otoacoustic emissions hearing screening practices with young children. Presenters will discuss specific opportunities for you and your potential State partners in screening to engage in, and benefit from, a coordinated, state-wide web-based training initiative.

  • After attending this presentation, participants will be able to help early care and education providers access web-based technical assistance and training in the development of periodic hearing screening practices for young children, particularly those served by Early Head Start.
  • After attending this presentation, participants will be able to describe the role that audiologists and other EHDI professionals and parent partners can play in the development and sustainability of coordinated, community-based hearing screening programs.
  • After attending this presentation, participants will be able to access key web-based information helpful in promoting the value of ongoing hearing screening throughout early childhood as a means for addressing followup to newborn screening as well as identification of late-onset and progressive hearing loss.

Presentation:
15804_5710WilliamEiserman.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
5710.doc


Presenters/Authors

Lenore Shisler (), NCHAM, leshisler@gmail.com;
Lenore Shisler is a Senior Research Scientist with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management who provides technical assistance to newborn and early childhood hearing screening programs.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


William Eiserman (), ECHO Initiative Head Start, will.eiserman@gmail.com;
Dr. William Eiserman is the Director of Early Childhood Projects and the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative at the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM), Utah State University. Dr. Eiserman's background includes program evaluation, instructional design, project management, and training.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Jeff Hoffman (), NCHAM, jeffhoffman.echo@gmail.com;
Jeff Hoffman is the Outreach Coordinator for the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative at NCHAM, Utah State University. Jeff has many years of experience serving as a state EHDI coordinator and working within Head Start. As an audiologist, Jeff's combined experience affords him to be a valuable resource to state EHDI programs and Head Start grantees as they build collaborations to support quality hearing screening and follow-up practices.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Terry Foust (), Intermountain Healthcare, terry@foustmail.com;
Terry Foust, AuD., has implemented and directed large newborn hearing screening programs in Utah and Idaho. He has provided consultation services to the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the HRSA Office of Performance Review (OPR), the Medicaid and Medicare Policy Research Center and the NCHAM. He is a National Technical Assistance Network audiologist for NCHAM providing support to state EHDI programs and the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach program. International experience includes work and consultation in Accra (Ghana Africa), Costa Rica, Cairo Egypt, and most recently in Mumbai India. Professional honors include being the first recipient of the newly established Mary J. Webster Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Speech-Language and Hearing Association, recognition by Utah Business Magazine as the 2007 Healthcare Hero of the year as an administrator, the 2006 recipient of the national Larry H. Mauldin award for excellence in audiology education and other honors.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.