Auditory Skills Training (AST) is a form of aural habilitation/rehabilitation used with older children, teenagers and adults who receive new hearing technology such as implantable technology. In order to maximize auditory outcomes with the new hearing technology, the practitioner must be skilled in using appropriate techniques and strategies that facilitate the development of new auditory skills. The presenter will provide an overview of techniques and strategies used in AST, and the background information on the client who has been listening with her cochlear implant for one month following activation of cochlear implant. Multiple video clips of the session as it unfolds accompanies multiple choice questions which will guide the learner into identifying the what, the how and why of evidence-informed strategies and their outcomes. Missed opportunities will be highlighted as well to expand learning opportunities. This course will strengthen the learner's confidence in applying strategies that facilitate listening in the adult population. This course will count for 1 hour of observation with the LSLS Academy of AGBell for those seeking observation hours toward LSLS certification.
1. Identify techniques and strategies that help make hearing and listening easier for the newly implanted adult.
2. Use techniques and strategies that facilitate optimal listening outcomes in auditory skills training sessions with adults who have recently received cochlear implants.
3. Describe the listening outcomes of techniques and strategies used with adults with a hearing age ofone month post-activation of the cochlear implant.
Course Presenter (full bio)
Karen MacIver-Lux, MA, Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO, LSLS Cert. AVT, is the President and CE Administrator of SoundIntuition. She oversees the development of online courses, learning experiences, and products for professionals and families who dedicate their lives to helping individuals with communication disorders reach their highest listening and communication potential. Karen has held the position of Lecturer in the School of Human Communication Disorders and has lectured at numerous universities across Canada and United States. Karen is also the Director of MacIver-Lux Auditory Learning Services and provides auditory learning services for individuals with hearing loss of all ages and their families. From 1997-2007, Karen worked as an auditory-verbal therapist and coordinator of clinical services at the Learning to Listen Foundation (LTLF), North York General Hospital in Toronto. In addition, she worked as a clinical audiologist for several years. She also served as a director of the board of Auditory-Verbal International, Inc.
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