By Line: Kym Meyer is an Educational Audiologist, certified teacher, and PhD Candidate in Special Education at UMASS-Amherst. She is founder and Director of Public School Partnerships at The Learning [Read Article]
There is no way to predict which children with UHL will experience academic, speech-language and social-emotional difficulties (McKay, Gravel, and Tharpe, 2008). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this [Take Survey]
Human interaction is crucial to a child's language development but could a robot designed to help babies who are deaf get the extra practice needed accomplish the same thing? Is this a good thing? ASHA's Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology weighs in, "“It's not the tablet itself, it's not the computer itself or the TV itself, it's the way it's used,” she says. “We actually want families, caregivers to be reading to their children, speaking to their children, signing, singing. We want that social interaction because it's within that context that you learn speech and language or signing skills.” Read on for more.
The Educational Audiology Association is an international organization of audiologists and related professionals who deliver a full spectrum of hearing services to all children, particularly those in educational settings.
The mission of the Educational Audiology Association is to act as the primary resource and as an active advocate for its members through its publications and products, continuing educational activities, networking opportunities and other professional endeavors.