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Concurrent 1.1 - Optimizing Auditory Access Across Childhood

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Optimizing Auditory Access Across Childhood

Audiologists are important team members and often the only team member that works with children over time. This presentation will highlight the role of auditory management, technology, and considerations essential for auditory access throughout childhood. An audiologic framework will be proposed using a case study approach.

During this session, participants will:

  • Explain the role of auditory assessments for progress monitoring.
  • Describe two examples that connect managing acoustic accessibility to language and communication in the home and/or school environment to academic instruction and social development.
  • Discuss two technology and/or connectivity issues that must be managed for accessibility to in-person and/or virtual learning.
  • Explain how development of identity, self-esteem, and agency are critical for wellness, self-advocacy, and successful transitions.


  • Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT

    Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT, an international lecturer in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 17 books, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, The University of Akron.

  • Carrie Spangler, Au.D., CCC-A

    Carrie Spangler, AuD, CCC-A is the lead educational audiologist at the Summit ESC in Ohio bringing both personal and professional expertise to the field. She is a presenter, author, blogger, and podcast host.

  • Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D.

    Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D., is a consultant and advocate for children and youth who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families through her practice the ADEvantage - audiology deaf education - consulting.

June 29, 2022
Wed 9:15 AM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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