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Supporting Families of Children With Hearing Loss: What Parents Want From Their Audiologist (PD102528)

Presenter(s): Dave Gordey, PhD
Course Description

Parents and caregivers rely on their audiologist to help develop their understanding of their child’s hearing loss. According to recent research, parents’ needs for knowledge go beyond understanding their child’s hearing technology. Within the framework of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), this presentation discusses the topics and resources families describe as being critical to understand.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2152V). The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Balance, Tinnitus – Assessment and Intervention: Pediatrics.

Content Disclosure: This session focuses on a specific approach, product or product line, tool, technique, service or model, and there may be limited or no information provided about other similar approaches, products, services, techniques, tools, or models.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe the key components of Self-Determination Theory 
  • Describe how audiologists can facilitate relatedness, competency, and autonomy in the parents of children with hearing loss 
  • List resources and describe supports family want most

Presenter Information

Dave Gordey, PhD (Presenting Author), has been a pediatric audiologist for 27 years. He has taught audiology courses since 2008 and is an adjunct professor at Western University. Dave is the director of pediatric research and audiology for Oticon A/S and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His current research projects encompass pediatric hearing aids and bone conduction devices, unilateral hearing loss, and the social and emotional development of children with hearing loss.

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 the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: March 9, 2028

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102528
Available Through: March 09, 2028