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Listening & Spoken Language Meets AAC: Cochlear Implants & Complex Needs (PD102516)

Presenter(s): Blair Richlin, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd, TSSLD
Course Description

This session is a case study that focuses on patients and families with diagnosed hearing loss and additional disabilities who participated in aural habilitation/rehabilitation and speech/language intervention focusing on development of listening and spoken language skills with support of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).

This course is a recorded technical session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 4065V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss sensory appropriate modes of communication utilized in conjunction with auditory-verbal therapy strategies
  • Explain how AAC can support listening and spoken language skills
  • Describe how parental involvement is different when addressing listening and spoken language skills in conjunction with AAC

Presenter Information

Blair Richlin, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd, TSSLD (Presenting Author), is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS). She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Nazareth College as a member of the Deafness Specialty cohort. As an expert in modalities, she is highly specialized to provide support for listening and spoken language, total communication, augmentative & alternative communication (AAC), and maximizing auditory input.

Financial Disclosures:

  • No financial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • No nonfinancial relationships relevant to the content of the session

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by August 8, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: August 8, 2027

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102516
Available Through: August 08, 2027