Links to Communication and Learning: Delivering Family-Centered Early Intervention via Telepractice for Children with Hearing Loss
Learn about telepractice as a service delivery model for children who use hearing technologies
universal newborn hearing screening, early diagnosis and fitting of hearing technology,
and early intervention, children with hearing loss are achieving speech and language
outcomes that rival their hearing peers.
However, key elements that support success
must be in place for these children, including the high family engagement,
well-trained professionals, use of hearing technology, and consistent
family-centered early intervention services.
Often families don’t have
access to these services in their communities, and telepractice has become a
way to link families to services that promote communication and learning.
presentation explores models of best practice that underpin successful
telepractice service delivery and speech and language outcomes for infants,
toddlers, and preschoolers with hearing loss.
What you are going to learn
Viewers will be able to
current distance technology that is impacting family-centered early
intervention and the education of children with hearing loss;
- Discuss the
role of parent coaching in telepractice;
- Define the
use of telepractice as a service delivery model for children with hearing loss
and their families; and
examples of various virtual intervention/therapeutic scenarios.
K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist