VDEI are delighted to provide up-skilling for educational audiology in 2016. Dr Susan Dillmuth-Miller, former president of the Educational Audiology Association in the USA, will host these asynchronous webinars.
Many students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) have the best hearing technology and early intervention. Many environmental factors, however, can significantly challenge their listening and receptive abilities at school.Dr Dillmuth-Miller will provide the latest qualitative and quantitative tools to assist teachers with identifying and advising additional assistive technology. These tools determine how frequently the technology is needed and in which situations the technology is necessary to maximise the student's access to their education.
After this webinar series, participants will be able to:
identify barriers to effective listening and participation in the classroom for students who are DHH
help students to identify and advocate for their own technological needs in the classroom
articulate and apply current research about educational audiology
analyse and apply assessment tools and assistive technology to cater the student's needs
justify the educational benefits of the assistive hearing technology to schools.
An educational audiologist of 22 years, Dr Dillmuth-Miller is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA. She teaches the undergraduate speech pathology/audiology program and also a graduate speech pathology program. She is also a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, which is a global organization for educational and paediatric audiologists. She gained election for her experience in both the diagnostic and educational setting, and her advocating at the national level the need for educational audiologists. Dr Dillmuth-Miller consults families and school districts as an educational audiologist. She equips visiting teachers of the deaf with the supports to ensure auditory access in the classroom. She also trains them how to prepare their students to advocate their educational technological needs.
VDEI Interpreting, Captioning and Transcript Policy 2016.docx