Course curriculum

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    Course content

    • PowerPoint slides

    • Beyond the Audiogram: Common Misconceptions about Audiology and Language Development

    • Quiz

    • Evaluation

    • Continuing Education Units

Course Info

Course Description: This presentation will offer critical discussion of audiology concepts as related to the work of school-based speech-language pathologists. Frequently misunderstood aspects of audiologic test results and hearing device benefits/limitations will be emphasized. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and apply the presentation content through practical examples. 



5 minutes: Introduction

15 minutes: Understanding audiologic test results

30 minutes: Understanding hearing device benefits and limitations

25 minutes: Applications for school-based speech-language pathologists 


Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe what can and cannot be determined from audiologic test results
  2. Identify at least 3 benefits and limitations of hearing devices for language development
  3. Apply audiology concepts appropriately to a case sample of a deaf or hard of hearing child


Sarah Sparks

Dr. Sarah Sparks is a deaf clinical audiologist and founder of Audiology Outside the Box, a telepractice focused on holistic communication, audiologic counseling, and education. Her goal in clinical work is to support children, adults, and their families toward effective communication and a great quality of life. Some of her clinical interests are pediatric audiology, vestibular and balance disorders, cochlear implants, and audiology services provided in American Sign Language.

Speaker disclosures

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.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs.
This course is offered for 0.10 RID CEUs.