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Hearing to Learn in Today's Classrooms (PD102567)

Presenter(s): Meredith L Spratford, AuD, CCC-A
Course Description

This session explores how hearing level, device use, and room acoustics alter the potential for children who are Deaf or hard of hearing to have auditory access to classroom instruction. The speaker focuses on how access to instruction for children who are who are Deaf or hard of hearing changes with social distancing and mask-wearing and shares creative solutions to real-life barriers to implementing strategies that improve communication.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Schools Connect online conference.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Interpret results of hearing screenings or audiograms with respect to auditory access to classroom instruction
  • Compare auditory access for children with typical hearing and those who are Deaf or hard of hearing in pre-pandemic classrooms and classroom settings with COVID-19 mitigations in place
  • List classroom and instructional modifications that could improve children’s auditory access to classroom instruction

Related Courses

View all courses from the 2022 Schools Connect online conference.

Presenter Information

Merry Spratford, AuD, CCC-A, is a Senior Research Audiologist in the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition laboratory (Director, Ryan McCreery, PhD) at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She collaborates on multi-site investigations into how children use linguistic and cognitive skills to understand speech in complex listening environments and develop literacy skills into adolescence. Her personal interests focus on translating research to practice, including clinical and educational settings.

Financial Disclosures:
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salary from Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Grant funding from NIH-NIDCD

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

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 September 6, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: July 13–25, 2022
Content origination date: July 13, 2022
End date: September 6, 2027

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102567
Available Through: September 06, 2027