Essential Elements for Pediatric Audiology Evaluations

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Presenters: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP and Jason Wigand, MA, AuD, CCC-A
In this episode Michelle is joined by the delightful Jason Wigand, AuD., CCC-A, and they pick up where they left off in Episode 38, “The Spectacular Power of Listening”!  As they put the cart before the horse and covered interventions last go-around, this episode is dedicated to best practices for audiology evaluations: the different types of hearing tests/assessments available, when various ones are clinically indicated, as well as when it is appropriate to seek out for an evaluation.  Fast paced nerdy laughter is guaranteed in this hour of all thangs hearing assessments!

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. Three different types of hearing evaluations.
  2. S/S of when different types of hearing evaluations are clinically indicated.
  3. S/S that would warrant an audiology assessment.
About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

About Jason: Jason P. Wigand, AuD, CCC-A is a clinical audiologist with the Carolina Hearing Institute, a subsidiary of South Carolina ENT, Allergy and Sleep Disorders and an adjunct professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina.   He serves as treasurer for the South Carolina Chapter of AG Bell and is on the state’s Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.  He completed undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and received his AuD from The Ohio State University.  As a researcher, audiologist and late-deafened adult and bilateral cochlear implant recipient, Dr. Wigand is passionate about helping and educating both adult and pediatric hearing-impaired and their families.  He has provided care in both private practice and nonprofit settings and is continually engaged in contributing to the research and collaboration needed to forward the practice and profession of audiology as the primary provider of care for individuals with balance and hearing-impairments. 
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss different types of hearing assessments. 

20-30: Discuss guidelines of best practice for when different hearing assessments are clinically indicated.

30-45: Discuss s/s that would warrant an audiology examination.

45-1:00: Questions and Answers

Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Jason Wigand:

Financial: Jason Wigand is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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