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Implementing the IMP (Infant Monitoring of Vocal Production)
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Neonatal diagnosis and amplification of hearing loss (hearing aid/cochlear implant) shines a spotlight on our professional obligation to help parents assemble the knowledge and skills they seek to develop their baby’s potential for language (speech and/or sign). Very early diagnosis also sharpens our clinical focus on the latent potential of other conditions—such oro-motor difficulties and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder—to frustrate an infant’s anticipated progression to spoken language.

The Infant Monitor of vocal Production (IMP) (Cantle Moore, 2004) was primarily conceived as a parent education tool, to scaffold parent understanding as to the nature and pace of their infant’s vocal progress toward speech. Clinically the IMP is a normed instrument which documents and assesses when (or whether) an infant’s innate vocal behaviours transition to audition-led imitations of speech and salient words. The resulting shared parent and professional knowledge aids timely decision-making with regard to intervention—appropriate device fitting and/or language habilitation approach. ​

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Participant will:​​​​​

  1. ​Understand professional and clinical use of the Infant Monitor of Vocal Production (IMP) as an assessment    instrument and parent support strategy​​​
  2. The normed pre-linguistic vocal assessment and the impact of parental collaboration/authentic assessment ​​
  3. Be able to interpret the results and diagnostic applications of the IMP for children with unilateral hearing loss, bilateral hearing aids, and cochlear implants.

PRESENTER – Dr Robyn Cantle-Moore

A unique record of scholarship and activity underpins Dr Cantle-Moore’s career as a practitioner, teacher and researcher. She holds undergraduate degrees in Education, and in Music Performance (Sydney University), a Master’s Degrees in Special Education (Sensory Disability) and in Educational Studies (University of Newcastle) and a Ph.D. in Education (University of Newcastle).  For 25 years Dr Cantle-Moore has drawn upon the diverse challenges and opportunities afforded her by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Sydney, Australia, to hone her skills as an educator in the field opaediatricric hearing impairment/sensory disability, and as a mentor to parents and her colleagues who support them. 

Dr Cantle-Moore is conjoint Lecturer/Coordinator of post-graduate courses paediatrictric language development and family collaborative approaches to early childhood intervention for sensory disability (hearing impairment and vision impairment) at RIDBC Renwick Centre for Research and Professional Education/University of Newcastle. As a researcher she has developed specialised curriculum, parent education materials and assessment tools to guide early intervention and professional practice following neonatal diagnosis and referral for hearing loss.​​​

Dates and Times

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 23, 2015

9:00 AM till 1:00 PM

Add to Calendar4/22/2015 9:00 AM4/23/2015 1:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneImplementing the IMP (Infant monitoring of vocal production)Neonatal diagnosis and amplification of hearing loss (hearing aid/cochlear implant) shines a spotlight on our professional obligation to help parents assemble the knowledge and skills they seek to develop their baby’s potential for language (speech ...The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Victorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers and school support staff working with students with hearing loss
Cost

Standard

$145

Remote

$150

* Full time students receive a 25% discount

Location
The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne