Hosted by: Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Click here to view a recording of the webinar: http://www.infanthearing.org/flashplayer/echo-video-player-hd.htm?file=http://www.infanthearing.org/flashvideos/ECHO/class/6-18-2018.mp4
Description: Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. Learn how to identify who they are. Join us for a webinar on improving the quality of hearing screening practices for children ages birth to 5.
Topics for the webinar include:
- How hearing screening relates to the overall goals of Head Start
- Current evidence-based practice recommendations for hearing screening with children birth to 5
- An overview of Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) screening for all children and available resources to support implementation
- Resources that support quality implementation of Pure Tone Screening for programs using this method with children birth to 5 years of age
- Recommended follow-up protocol for when children do not pass the hearing screening
- Information about equipment options and costs
- How to find a local audiologist to assist in program development, training, and diagnostic services
- Resources and opportunities that are available for training and technical assistance
NOTE: For information about monitoring the hearing status of children eligible for Early Start services, access the FREE Early Start Online Open Access course "Hearing Assessment: Decisions and Documentation for Early Start." You can find the course on the CPEI Online website: http://www.cpeionline.net/course/view.php?id=95
- Identification and Referral (IR) Competencies:
- IR3 (EIA): Is aware of the referral process for Early Start and other public services.
- IR4 (EIA): Knows resource options for services and supports (other than Early Start) in the country/area of residence.
- Evaluation and Assessment (EA) Competencies:
- EA8 (EIA): Is aware of the connection between assessment information and the development of appropriate interventions.