Dates January 12 – February 9, 2018
Course Organiser: Carolina Leal 2017/18
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This 5 day course aims to establish skills in behavioural and objective methods of hearing assessment in infants and children as the basis for appropriate audiological management.
Aims and Objectives include:
• To understand the principles behind newborn hearing screen and early intervention for neural plasticity
• To optimise the auditory potential for life long communication and social integration
• To establish skills in behavioural and objective methods of hearing assessment in infants and children as the basis for appropriate audiological management
• To integrate speech-based assessments into the protocols for evaluating hearing
• To develop coherence in the roles of all professionals in the paediatric audiology team
• To assess and address the hearing needs of the child within his/her family context
• To introduce a culture of reflective practice, service evaluation and professional learning
• To apply new techniques in clinical placements and implement change within departmental practice if appropriate
• To constructively evaluate and recognise constraints in observed clinical practice
• To understand the responsibility conferred by professional training in paediatric audiology and importance of continually developing knowledge and practice
Indicative course content:
• Auditory and communication development in children and principles of neural plasticity
• Newborn Hearing Screening Programme: principles and practice
• Paediatric assessment using a test battery approach: Behavioural and objective hearing assessment for children
• Speech testing and outcome measures of effective intervention
• Interpretation of audiological test results and management plan.
This course will be taught by Carolina Leal and external contributors to ensure a variety of interest.
The course is five days in duration and will run on each Friday from 12th January to 9th February 2018. Delegates will be required to attend all 5 days of the course.