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Presenter(s): Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-A/SLP; Deborah Ross-Swain, EdD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Comprehensive management and treatment for children with CAPDs necessitates effective evaluation of co-morbidities and other related factors. This session will examine language and other deficits that often affect kids with CAPDs, including those in reading, receptive language, higher-order language, executive functions, written language, and social/emotional behaviors. The speakers will discuss the relevant assessments that are available to contribute to a holistic evaluation to inform management and treatment decisions. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Credit(s): PDHs: 6.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.6
Summary: This journal self-study course compares language performance in children with and without cochlear implants from preschool to 6th grade. The articles examine levels of language from phonology to prosody, offering insights into areas of strength and weakness as well as clinical directions. The first article examines consonant acquisition patterns based on hearing exposure. The second and third articles compare morphosyntactic, lexical, and phonological awareness profiles, the effect of literacy on each language skill, and types of errors produced in school-age children with and without cochlear implants. The fourth article explores differences in word-learning strategies that could affect lexical development and offers clinical suggestions based on these findings. The final article explores children’s abilities to discriminate emotional intent based on suprasegmental characteristics in the speech signal.
Credit(s): PDHs: 3.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.3
Summary: The theme for this Perspectives activity is clinical considerations in assessment of children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and providing culturally supporting treatment settings. Topics include (a) acoustic parameters of retroflex sounds, (b) the two-question method for assessing gender identity, (c) assessment recommendations for new language learners, and (d) creating culturally supportive settings to foster literacy development.
Presenter(s): Alliete R. Alfano, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT; Jenna Voss, PhD, CED, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.15
Summary: Audiologists and SLPs are critical team members who can support listening and spoken language outcomes for students who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH). This webinar discusses auditory-verbal intervention as an approach for learners who are DHH and learning to listen and/or talk. The presenters explore foundational elements critical for success in auditory-verbal intervention, including audiologic assessment and management, caregiver engagement, and support from interprofessional teams.
Presenter(s): Stephanie DeAnda, PhD, CCC-SLP; Matthew Hall, PhD; Naomi Caselli, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session highlights recent advances in understanding language acquisition in children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH), with an emphasis on the acquisition of sign languages (either on their own or alongside spoken languages). Conceptual advances include: (1) a more accurate way of thinking about "average range" when interpreting research data and (2) the development of "language access profiles" as an alternative to "communication mode." Speakers present advances in measurement, by introducing three new tools that are available for clinical use: the D-LEAT, the LAPT, and the ASL-CDI 2.0. The session concludes by highlighting recent empirical discoveries about the relationship between the timing of American Sign Language (ASL) access, the amount of ASL input, and the trajectory of ASL vocabulary acquisition in DHH children from hearing families. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2225V). It was developed by, and presenters were invited by, Listening, Language and Speech in Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Content disclosure: This session covers a broad spectrum of recent research results about early language experiences and language acquisition in young deaf/hard of hearing children, including descriptions of three tools for measuring language experience and language background: D-LEAT, LAPT, and ASL-CDI 2.0.