From Detection to Communication:
Saturday 9 July | 11:45am | Lunch time session
Listening as the bridge to language and social communication
Janette Oliver, Senior Manager for Outcomes & Rehabilitation Cochlear™ Limited, Asia Pacific
Katie Neal, Clinical Specialist, Cochlear™ Limited
Early identification, early optimal device fitting and access to early intervention services means that children born with hearing loss are now able to reach listening, spoken language and literacy milestones on par with their typically hearing peers.
Despite such potential, excellent outcomes are not guaranteed. For all of us working with children with hearing loss, it is critical to understand both how an optimal developmental trajectory is achieved and maintained and to explore the use of these foundation skills in the shifting and dynamic landscape of communication.
This presentation will provide an overview of the theoretical, technological and clinical aspects related to listening development. Exploration across complementary domains provides insight to bridge knowledge and practice.
From a theoretical perspective we review listening from infancy as the foundation skill that builds into language and communication. How do we understand language in the context of socio-cognitive development and successful social communication?
We explore the role of technology in providing access and how this can be optimized to support listening as it changes across increasingly complex acoustic environments.
Fundamental to both theory and technology is the relationship to real world listening. From this perspective we review evidenced based clinical tools that allow monitoring and measuring of listening in the everyday. We will look at how these tools support both clinical practice and parent education and understanding.
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