Friday Schedule

Workshop for Educators and Clinicians

Strong Roots, Sound Tools
for students who hear with gear
Hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital and the Minuteman Implant Club, Inc.

Learners who use cochlear implants need help to succeed. They need encouragement in listening for meaning when young. They depend on remote microphones and voice-to-text supports for real-time access to spoken instruction in school. They face a menu of accommodations which they must choose and use wisely to improve their access to lectures and discussions in college. They show a variety of auditory, linguistic, and social skills which require different tools for success. This workshop is designed to familiarize educational teams with available tools to help them respond to the changing needs of learners who listen with cochlear implants as they advance in communication and in educational levels. The information to be presented also applies in many ways to students who use hearing aids.

Friday Schedule:

8:00 - 8:45 AMRegistration
8:45 - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Marilyn Neault, PhD, Audiologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
9:00 - 10:30 AM
Collaboratively Designed; Collaboratively Implemented

Terrell Clark, PhD, Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital and Mary Ann Kinsella-Meier, AuD, Audiologist, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University
10:30 - 10:50 AMBreak
10:50 AM– - 12:05 PM
Tools for Learning and Living Well with Hearing Loss

Amy Szarkowski, PhD, Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
12:00 - 1:05 PMBuffet Lunch (ticket included in registration packet)
1:05 - 1:35 PM
New Rules and New Tools: a quick overview of shifts in audiological candidacy for cochlear implantation, and in wireless tools to improve auditory access

Audiology Staff, Boston Children’s Hospital
1:35 - 2:35 PM
Executive Function and Emotion Regulation in Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Peter K. Isquith, PhD, Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
2:35 - 3:20 PM
Telepractice to Serve Children with Cochlear Implants (delivered “live” and remotely from Down Under!)

Melissa McCarthy, B.A., M.E.D., LSLS, Director, Educational Services, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Australia
3:20 - 3:40 PMBreak
3:40 - 4:25 PM
Expect No Less than True Access

Catharine McNally, Quality and Accessibility Analyst, Phase2 Technology
4:25 - 5:10 PM
Panel: Teens and young adults explaining their choice of assistive listening tools and what it took to make their devices give access rather than stress

Moderator: Catharine McNally
5:10 PMAdjourn
The following session is open to all:
5:15-6:00 PM
Introduction to Cochlear Implants: An Overview for Newcomers

Lydia Gregoret, PhD, AuD, LantosTechnologies
Friday workshop attendees are welcome to stay for this overview after perusing the exhibits, participating in the Silent Auction or taking a walk by the lake. Early arrivers for Saturday are welcome to join us.
7:00-9:00 PM

Cochlear Americas proudly sponsors the Ice Cream Social. Join us to renew old friendships, make new friends.
Agenda and Topics for Friday