For 100's of years, conversations about hearing loss have focused on the ear. Today, the conversation centers on the brain because we hear with the brain; the ear functions to channel sound to the brain. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information about the pivotal role of auditory brain development in the acquisition of spoken communication, reading, and academic skills in all children, and particularly those with any type and degree of hearing loss. The exciting news emphasized in this talk is that appropriate early and continuing auditory intervention that capitalizes on brain neuroplasticity and auditory technologies, allows for spoken language, literacy, and social outcomes never before imagined for today's infants and children with any type and degree of hearing loss.
About the presenter: Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, The University of Akron. An international lecturer and consultant in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 17 books, Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
Sign In and Meet and Greet
6:10 Overview of Summit ESC programs for Students with Hearing Challenges
and introduction of Carol Flexer, Ph.D.
6:10-7:30 Presentation by Dr. Carol Flexer: How to Grow A Child’s Brain for Listening, Talking, Reading, and Making Friends
Q and A
8:15 Mix and Mingle
2 Contact Hours
1.5 LSLS CEU Hours