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Patient Care and Management for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (WEB3590)

Course Description

This journal self-study focuses on several aspects of patient care and management for practitioners who serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The articles, originally published in a 2014 issue of Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, discuss the unique needs of children with mild, minimal, and/or unilateral hearing loss; the effects of fatigue on children with hearing loss; and the importance of monitoring speech-language performance and progress as well as hearing aid use in this population.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • delineate strategies to reduce fatigue in children with hearing loss
  • describe classroom modifications for improving the signal-to-noise ratio in classrooms
  • identify potential effects of minimal/mild hearing loss on speech perception, speech-language development, academic success, and psychosocial well-being
  • describe amplification options and limitations for children with unilateral hearing loss
  • discuss the need for collaboration between parents and professionals to facilitate spoken language outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

This course was originally published and offered for ASHA CEUs as Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, Vol. 24, No. 2, September 2014 (ASHA SIG 9). More information on ASHA’s 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) is available at

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3
ASHA CEU*: 0.3
Item #(s): WEB3590
Available Through: August 01, 2024