20th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
February 28 - March 2, 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

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3/08/2020  |   12:30 PM - 4:30 PM   |  Listening and Spoken Language: From Start to Finish   |  Chicago A

Listening and Spoken Language: From Start to Finish

This session is designed to help attendees understand "from start to finish" the foundational and developmental aspects of listening and spoken language. Early interventionists, clinicians, and educators working with young children who are deaf or hard of hearing are often challenged by "what to do." Parents who are interested in helping their child learn to talk and develop age-level speech and language skills may have no idea how to make that happen or that it's even an option. The presenters will address the important components of knowledge, skills, abilities, and services that need to be in place to meet the comprehensive needs of young children and their families as they pursue listening and spoken language. Professionals and parents who attend this session will gain an appreciation of what is needed to develop and enhance listening and spoken language skills from the point of identification /diagnosis to arrival at school "kindergarten ready." Videotaped samples, interactive discussion, small group work, and lecture will be used across the session. A host of resources will be reviewed/shared.

  • Participants will be able to list the range of communication and language opportunities for teaching infants, toddlers, and preschool children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Participants will be able to identify the critical components of excellence in audiology services as the foundation of listening and spoken language development
  • Participants will be able to detail key components of assessment and intervention that equip parents, professionals, and ultimately, children in optimizing access to hearing and, therefore, spoken language.

Presentation:
21060_12553GaylaGuignard.pdf

Handouts:
21060_12553GaylaGuignard_x.pdf

Transcripts:
CART transcripts are NOT YET available, but will be posted shortly after the conference


Presenters/Authors

Donald Goldberg (), College of Wooster/CCF, dgoldberg@wooster.edu;
Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the College of Wooster (Oho) and a member of the Professional Staff for the Hearing Implant Program (HIP) at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute. Goldberg was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Newcastle’s Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in North Rocks/Sydney Australia from December 2014 through February 2015. Dr. Goldberg earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida (UF) in 1985; Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from UF in 1979; and his Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Education from Lafayette College in Easton, PA (1977). He has been a university/college professor, the co-director of one of the largest cochlear implant centers in the United States, and is the former Executive Director of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center, Easton, Pennsylvania. The co-author of “Educational Audiology for the Limited-Hearing Infant and Preschooler: An Auditory-Verbal Program” (Pollack, Goldberg, & Caleffe-Schenck, 1997), Dr. Goldberg has written numerous book chapters, published a range of research-based and clinical publications, and has been an invited speaker throughout the United States and Canada, along with gracious invitations and opportunities to present in Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Austria, England, Israel, and Argentina. Hewas awarded the Honors of the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in 2018.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Carol Flexer (), The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, cflexer@uakron.edu;
Carol Flexer received her doctorate in audiology from Kent State University in 1982. She was at The University of Akron for 25 years as a Distinguished Professor of Audiology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Special areas of expertise include pediatric and educational audiology. Dr. Flexer continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally about pediatric audiology issues and has authored more than 155 publications. She has co-edited and authored thirteen books.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.

Gayla Guignard (), Alexander Graham Bell Association, gguignard@agbell.org;
Gayla Hutsell Guignard is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Alexander Graham Bell Association. She was the Indiana State EHDI Coordinator for six year and also spent two years as the inaugural Director of the Indiana Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Gayla also as many years of direct experience in providing services to children who are deaf/hard of hearing and their families and training of undergraduate and graduate audiology, speech-language pathology and deaf education students. Gayla's work as an audiologist, speech-language pathologist, certified listening and spoken language specialist, and non-profit and government program administrator has provided her with multi perspectives of the field.


ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial -
• Receives Salary for Employment from AG Bell.

Nonfinancial -
No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.