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Audiological Considerations for Children With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) (On Demand Webinar) (PD102828)

Presenter(s): Tammy L Riegner, AuD; Colleen Sheahan, AuD, CCC-A
Course Description

What is the audiologist’s role in providing care for children and adolescents who have experienced concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)? This webinar will discuss advanced testing of the central auditory and vestibular pathways for young people with concussion/mTBI as well as those with post-concussion syndrome. Whether you have equipment and are ready to start an mTBI protocol in your clinic or you want to learn more about the nature of the symptoms of mTBI, this course will provide the tools to help you assist your pediatric patients.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify a test battery for assessing peripheral and central auditory functioning in children with concussion/mTBI
  • Establish a protocol for vestibular testing for children with concussion/mTBI and identify common patterns of results
  • Identify the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome and build a multidisciplinary referral base for monitoring and treatment

Related Courses

This is one of three courses in the ASHA Audiology 2023: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) webinar series. See all the courses in this series.


  • Introduction to concussion/mTBI
  • Peripheral and central auditory testing
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Case study review
  • Q&A 

Presenter Information

Tammy Riegner, AuD, has worked as an audiologist for 25 years with both adult and pediatric populations. Before receiving her Master of Science in Audiology from West Virginia University in 1997, she helped establish the WVU Hearing Conservation Program through Environmental Health and Safety. In 2015, she received her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Stills University while working for Nemours Children’s Health System, where she has worked serving the pediatric population since 2008. Her main areas of specialty are pediatric diagnostic evaluation and amplification, electrophysiological assessment of the peripheral and central auditory pathways, and Central Auditory Processing evaluation. She has collaborated with Nemours Research Department at the Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences (CPASS) to translate research into clinical protocols for assessment.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Colleen Sheahan, AuD, CCC-A, has worked as an audiologist with pediatric and adult populations. She is a graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Doctorate of Audiology in 2019. Prior to joining Nemours Children's Health in 2022, she worked for a private practice in Maryland, where she specialized in vestibular evaluations as well as tinnitus evaluations and treatment, and was a Community Care provider through Veterans Affairs. Her main areas of specialty are pediatric vestibular evaluation and interdisciplinary treatment, pediatric diagnostic evaluation and amplification, and Central Auditory Processing evaluation.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

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 and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: December 12, 2023
End date: December 14, 2028

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102828
Available Through: December 14, 2028