(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum
Friday, June 9, 2023 | 1:30-5:15 PM CT
As the ACI Alliance has grown in number and in reach, awareness of the need to engage and support therapy practitioners and educators in a better way has also grown. The forum is a featured event at CI2023 Dallas and will emphasize clinically-applicable, research-based information presented by experts. Following the presentations, we will Continue the Conversation at a reception allowing attendees to interact with speakers and other attendees. Registration information for CI2023 Dallas can be found at www.ci2023dallas.org. If you plan to attend, please include the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum on Friday, June 9: 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm in your Session Selection when you register for CI2023 Dallas.
(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum will have two sessions:
Part I - Cochlear Implant Intervention and Outcomes for Children with Early Developmental Impairments
Friday, June 9 | 1:30 – 2:45 PM
Children who have significant developmental impairments in addition to hearing loss can present challenges for the professionals working with them. Implications regarding research focused on outcomes for children with and without additional developmental delays who underwent cochlear implantation or continued with hearing aid use has led to a framework for clinical scenarios regarding surgical, audiological, habilitative, and educational management to ensure each child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
John S. Oghalai, MD, Leon J. Tiber and David S. Alpert Professor, Chair, USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California
Holly FB Teagle, AuD, The Hearing House, Clinical Director Associate Professor of Audiology, University of Auckland
Part II - Post-implantation Therapy Benefits Adults, Too
Friday, June 9 | 3:00 – 4:15 PM
Frequently, adult cochlear implant recipients do not engage in audiologic rehabilitation for a variety of reasons, even though evidence supports its benefit. There are several types of research-based rehabilitation programs, which can be incorporated into clinical practice, including a week-long intensive program, known as the Auditory Revitalization Conference. When feasibly implemented, these programs have the potential to improve outcomes for adult cochlear implant users.
Linda Thibodeau, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing, The University of Texas at Dallas
Andrea D. Warner-Czyz, PhD, CCC-A, Associate Professor Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing, The University of Texas at Dallas
The sessions will be followed by the ‘Continue the Conversation’ Reception, sponsored by Hearing First for (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum attendees from 4:15 – 5:15 pm.