18th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 3-5, 2019 • Chicago, IL
3/06/2019 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM | The Whole Child: Incorporating Developmental Milestones into Assessment, Lesson Planning , Play and Daily Activities | Vienna
Looking for new ideas to enhance your early intervention practice? Are you wondering how to address more than listening and language skills? This presentation will discuss an approach that is focused on a whole child perspective. Birth to three is a critical time for development in many domains. We will discuss the domains that are important for communication competency. A child will acquire skills in the different domains at different rates. This is particularly relevant for a child with hearing loss who for example will initially acquire cognitive skills more rapidly than listening and spoken language skills prior to access to sound. Knowledge of milestones in the different domains is critical to be able to effectively assess a child’s ongoing progress. Additionally, this knowledge assists in choosing and modifying goals to meet the child’s needs. We will review key milestones in the areas of audition, receptive language, expressive language, speech production, play, pragmatics, cognition, and literacy. We will then discuss using the milestones to choose goals in all domains and incorporate them into specific play activities and daily experiences. Case studies will be presented allowing the attendees an opportunity to apply milestone knowledge to assess a child’s current level of skills and develop a lesson plan based on findings. Participants will also be provided with play activities and then organize the lesson plan to include facilitation of the various domains.
- Participants will be able to identify appropriate pragmatic developmental milestones in children age birth to three years.
- Participants will be able to develop a lesson plan that incorporates a whole child perspective (integrated goals that address different developmental domains).
- Participants will be able to demonstrate ability to tailor goals to individual needs by applying developmental milestones in ongoing assessment.
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MaryKay Therres is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She was a member of the cochlear implant team at Children’s Hospital Oakland for 15 years and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for seven years. Currently, she is the Rehabilitation Program Manager for MED-EL, USA. She co-authored “AuSpLan: A Manual for Professionals Working with Children who have a Cochlear Implant or Amplification”. She co-developed and co-instructed the Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants program. She has presented on the topic of cochlear implants nationally and internationally along with mentoring students and professionals.
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Sally Tannenbaum, Cert. AVT is a Consumer Engagement Manager for MED-EL. Before joining MED-EL she was the Co-Director of the Hearing Loss Program at The University of Chicago. She has been working with children with hearing loss for over 30 years and received the Helen Beebe Award for Outstanding Therapist. Sally Tannenbaum is a teacher of the deaf and a Certified Auditory -Verbal Therapist. Currently she is a Consumer Engagement Manager for MED-EL, USA. Before joining the MED-EL team she was the Co-Director of the Pediatric Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant Program at The University of Chicago Hospital. Sally is a past board member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. She has been working with children with hearing loss for over 30 years and received the 1999 Helen Beebe Award for Outstanding Therapist. She has contributed to several books on pediatric hearing loss and lectures both nationally and internationally.