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Reaching Those in Need: Mobile Pediatric Audiology

1.0 Hours
4
Audio

Course Description

Dr. Morris and Dr. Sharp discuss Georgia’s new Mobile Audiology Program, which seeks to identify, diagnose, and treat the most underserved children across the state. She and her interdisciplinary team work to aid the populations most at risk of late identification: low income areas, rural areas, and ESL families.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe the goals, abilities, and challenges of a mobile health clinic.
2
Describe the risk factors and consequences for children being under-identified for hearing loss.
3
Describe how under-identified hearing loss impacts the system of public health, and what can be done to help.
About Presenters

Dakota Sharp

AuD, CCC-A

Dakota Sharp, Au.D., CCC-A is a clinical assistant professor and audiologist at the University of South Carolina Montgomery-Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. He is originally from Virginia, and received both his bachelor's and doctorate of audiology from James Madison University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. He completed his clinical externship year with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where his love for pediatric cochlear implants and hearing aids was sparked. He works with patients of all ages in the clinic at UofSC, where he recently launched their newborn ABR services and pediatric hearing aid program. When he's not in clinic or teaching Master's SLP students, he is spending time with his wife, dog, and his fun-loving baby boy.

Melanie Morris

AuD, CCC-A

Melanie Morris is a pediatric audiologist who graduated from the University of Memphis with her Au.D in 2015. She is currently working as a pediatric audiologist with Georgia’s new Mobile Audiology Program. Melanie’s background has been in clinical audiology with the majority of her work experience being at a children’s hospital. In addition to specializing in electrophysiological testing, hearing aid management, and clinical supervision, she has a strong interest in providing and promoting services to underserved populations, as well as educating others about the need for early intervention.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
5 min: Introduction
10 min: Overview of Georgia Mobile Audiology, including ages, services, areas, etc
10 min: What the Mobile Team has learned
10 min: Risk factors and consequences for unidentified hearing loss
10 min: What GA Mobile Audiology is doing to combat unidentified hearing loss
10 min: Hurdles of working for a state program
5 min: Questions and Answers
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Dakota Sharp
Financial Dakota Sharp received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Melanie Morris
Financial Melanie Morris received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Dakota Sharp

AuD, CCC-A

Melanie Morris

AuD, CCC-A

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Audio Basic Professional

Purchase this course for $24.99