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- DescriptionThis text is a comprehensive resource guide in assessments for professionals who provide care to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.
- Author BiographyTamala S. Bradham, PhD, CCC-A, is a quality consultant in the Center for Quality, Safety & Risk Prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is at the forefront of health care reform, evidence-based practices, and population health and practice management. She has taught numerous courses on the topics of aural (re)habilitation, cochlear implants, introduction to audiology, measurements of hearing, speech and hearing sciences, science of auditory processing, family centered services, and quality improvement. Her research interests include auditory, speech, and language outcomes in children with hearing loss; cochlear implants; discharge practices in speech-language pathology; and family-centered practices in health care. While at Vanderbilt, she was on faculty at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, where she coordinated the pediatric cochlear implant team and pediatric aural (re)habilitation services, managed all outpatient speech-language services for children with hearing loss, and started the Mama Lere Hearing School for children with hearing loss (birth through six years old) that included an outreach intervention program in rural schools that included both on-site and telepractice services. Dr. Bradham is a member of the Technical Assistance Network at the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. She served as coordinator for the steering committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Group 9: Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood from 2010 - 2013. Additionally, she was the former director of the Medical University of South Carolina Cochlear Implant Program in Charleston, South Carolina, where she is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Hearing Administration Executive Program. Dr. Bradham believes in continuous learning and shares lessons learned as a frequent blogger on ASHASphere and leanhcare. Dr. Bradham is a multitalented and multifaceted leader that inspires those around her to deliver best practices based on the current state of knowledge, explore opportunities to improve service delivery, and innovate solutions for the tomorrow. ================================================================== K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, is a professor in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron, where he teaches courses on the topics of aural (re)habilitation, Auditory-Verbal Therapy, phonology/articulation, phonetics, diagnostics, connected health and learning, and professional practices. His areas of research include spoken language acquisition in children with hearing loss, auditory and visual perception of spoken language, parent engagement in the intervention process, the parenting role of fathers of children with hearing loss, the use of social media and social networking to support clinical practice, and telepractice as a service delivery model. He currently directs the Telepractice & eLearning Laboratory (TeLL), which is designed to evaluate the delivery of speech and language services to children and adults through telepractice service delivery models. The TeLL also functions as a preservice training experience for graduate students in speech-language pathology. Dr. Houston writes extensively on these topics and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and book chapters. He also is the author/editor of Telepractice in Speech-Language Pathology (2013), published by Plural Publishing. Dr. Houston is a sought-after presenter, and he continues to deliver keynote addresses, research findings, workshops, and conference lectures on a range of topics such as telepractice, listening and spoken language outcomes in children with hearing loss, Auditory-Verbal Therapy, parent engagement, and social media/networking.
- PublisherPlural Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication28/02/2014
- GenreClinical Medicine: Professional
- Place of PublicationSan Diego
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPlural Publishing Inc
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Edited byK. Todd Houston,Tamala S. Bradham
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