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

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Supporting Early Literacy in the Audiology Clinic

Development of literacy skills is a vital step to ensuring academic success. According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), children with hearing loss are at a greater risk of falling behind in their development of these skills. Additionally, research suggests that children who do not have access to books in the home may not stay in school as long as children who have books in the home (Schubert & Becker, 2010). Early language and literacy intervention is necessary to foster development of literacy skills. These efforts can and should be supported by pediatric audiologists beyond appropriate hearing aid fitting, verification, and validation. This poster will outline the development of a program designed to support early literacy efforts for children with hearing loss via the Audiology clinic. We will describe the necessary steps taken to get much-needed books into the hands of young children with hearing loss and will measure how these early literacy efforts can affect a child’s success with regards to literacy skill acquisition and audiologic management (i.e. datalogging and attendance at audiology visits). We anticipate this program can provide additional support to ongoing efforts by early interventionists while also working to improve comprehensive audiologic care.

  • Review importance of early literacy intervention for children with hearing loss
  • Review new initiative to bring books into the homes of young children with hearing loss
  • Review the importance of a multidiciplinary approach to early intervention for children with heairng loss.

Presentation:
15804_5637StaceyGoebel.pdf

Handouts:
Handout is not Available

Transcripts:
CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference


Presenters/Authors

Stacey Goebel (), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, stacey.goebel@choa.org;
Stacey Goebel is a pediatric audiologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Her clinical interests include cochlear implants, hearing aids, pediatric diagnostic evaluation, parent education, and fostering early listening and literacy skills.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.


Darby Blake (), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, darby.blake@choa.org;
Darby Blake is a pediatric audiologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Her clinical interests include hearing aids, diagnostic evaluation, and working with children with multiple disabilities.

ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.