Appropriate Audiologic Counseling for Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Continuing Education Units
Course Description: This presentation will provide an overview of informational and personal adjustment counseling in audiology as applied to families of deaf and hard of hearing children. The impact of audiologist counseling practices will be discussed, and practical examples based on clinical scenarios will be provided.
5 minutes: Intro to topic and presenter
10 minutes: Background on informational and personal adjustment counseling
20 minutes: Counseling in pediatric audiology
15 minutes: Audiologist preparedness for counseling and counseling practices
25 minutes: Appropriate and inappropriate counseling practices
20 minutes: Counseling and evidence-based practice
15 minutes: Improving counseling practices
5 minutes: Takeaways and resources
Participants will be able to:
Define “informational counseling” and “personal adjustment counseling”
Describe at least 3 audiologic counseling practices that support families of deaf and hard of hearing children
Identify inappropriate counseling practices within scenario examples
Financial disclosure: The presenter is receiving royalties for this course.
Nonfinancial disclosure: The presenter is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, the American Balance Society, and the Maryland Academy of Audiology.