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Thursday, February 17

8:30-10:00 (90 minutes of CE time)
Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow, L-SLP, EdS (LD)
Title: Ethical Dilemma: Shades of Gray

10:30-12:00 (90 minutes of CE time)
Kimberly Ward, AuD, CCC-A
Title: Removing the Boundaries: Supporting the Clinical and Educational Needs of Pediatric Clients*
*Note this session will not be recorded and available for online convention

Description: Children who experience hearing loss need the most appropriate hearing technology and service provision by a pediatric audiologist to be successful. However, these children are also students and spend the majority of their days in the classroom. To be successful in the changing dynamic of today’s classroom, they require the support of an educational team, which should include an educational audiologist. Unfortunately, many students are in areas of the country where educational audiology services are limited, or possibly non-existent. When this occurs, the clinical audiologist will need to step in and fill the role of the educational audiologist. This session will review the need for specific educational supports, resources for clinical audiologists, and the benefits and limitations to this type of service delivery
Identify the need for educational audiology support for children with hearing loss
Identify 3 ways that a clinical audiologist can support the child in a school setting
Discuss the benefits and limitations of a clinical audiologist in supporting a child in the schools

1:00-3:00 (120 minutes of CE time)
Kathryn Wilson Linder, M.A., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT/Beth Walker Wooten, M.Ed., C.E.D., LSLS Cert. AVT/Candace Scearce, M.S. CCC-SLP
Title: Catch Up to Keep Up: A Team Approach to Improve Language and Literacy Outcomes for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Description: This presentation is applicable for both speech-language pathologists and audiologists and will focus on the needs and effective management of language-delayed learners to achieve catch-up growth. This includes the roles and responsibilities of team members - as well as how to develop and implement plans for accelerated progress. A case study approach will be utilized. Participants will also be introduced to the Hearing First Professional Learning Community where members can access resources and connect with other professionals to learn and develop new skills
Demonstrate understanding of effective management, planning, and programming to promote accelerated progress for language-delayed learners
Discuss the roles and responsibilities of team members
Define the Hearing First Professional Learning Community and benefits of participating in this PLC

3:30-5:30 (120 minutes of CE time)
Greg Ollick, MBA
Title: TBA

Friday, February 18

8:00-10:00 (120 minutes of CE time)
Benjamin McGrew, MD, FACS
Title: Cochlear Implants: Surgical Updates and Improved Outcomes
Description: Overview of surgical considerations and expected outcomes for patients with cochlear implants
Understand audiological criteria for cochlear implant candidacy in adults and children
Understand surgical considerations for cochlear implantation in adults and children
Understand modern day improved outcomes for cochlear implant recipients and factors related to such

10;30-12:30 (120 minutes of CE time)
Haley Noble Godbold, AuD/Stephanie Grear, MEd, CCC-SLP
Title: Together We Reach Further Transforming Vision into Reality for Children with Cochlear Implants and Overview of Adult Cochlear Implant Outcomes
Description: We will review the new pediatric cochlear implant candidacy and benefits of cochlear implant technology in children and adults
Describe the new pediatric candidacy and existing adult candidacy for cochlear implantation
List the benefits of cochlear implantation for children and adults
List the features of Nucleus technology and how they are beneficial for young children and adults of all ages

1:30-2:30 (60 minutes of CE time)
Amanda Weydeck, AuD
Title: Supporting Communication Access and Inclusion for Children with Hearing Loss: The Evidence Behind Oticon MoreSound Intelligence
Description: Oticon hearing technology aims to offer infants, children and teens the very best sound information possible. Through proven BrainHearing technology, Oticon hearing aids provide them full access to the complete sound scene. This presentation will discuss MoreSound Intelligence and the research studies that support its ability to promote communication access and inclusion for children and teens
Describe the barriers to communication and inclusion for children with hearing loss
Compare conventional hearing aid technology with Oticon MoreSound Intelligence
Describe research outcomes of children who used MoreSound Intelligence

2:30-3:30 (60 minutes of CE time)
Danielle O'Dillon, AuD
Title: Deliver MORE to Your Patients with MORE Oticon Life Changing Technologies
Description: Are you ready for More for your patients? Learn about Oticon’s latest life-changing technology, Oticon More. See how our use of a deep neural network can benefit your patients in noise and learn about our latest additions to the product family. Take the challenge and provide your patients with More than they’ve ever imagined!
Describe Oticon's Brainhearing technology and how this approach can benefit their patients
Explain how the deep neural network is utliized in MoreSound Intelligence
Discuss our current product offerings on the Polaris platform

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