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Dr Carol Flexer - Parents' Conference

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Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Stockhole Lane

Swords

K67 X3H5 Dublin

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How to Develop and Advance Listening, Spoken Language, Literacy and Social Skills in Children with Hearing Loss: Begin with the Brain.

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This presentation will highlight the pivotal role of auditory brain development in the acquisition of spoken communication for all children, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Discussed will be the roles of neuroplasticity, hearing loss, technology, acoustic accessibility, and auditory brain stimulation on central auditory neural maturation. The concept of experience dependent plasticity will be linked with the amount of auditory practice that is necessary to generate and change neural pathways.

The exciting news emphasised in this talk is that appropriate early and continuing auditory interventions that capitalise on brain neuroplasticity, auditory technologies, and acoustic accessibility of spoken information in home and school environments allow for spoken language and literacy outcomes never before imagined for infants and children with any type and degree of hearing loss.

Please Note: *Tea/coffee on arrival and light lunch included. Hotel parking is included subject to availability

Schedule for Friday 25th October

9:30am - Registration opens

10:00am - Morning Session

11:30am to 11:45am - Break

11:45am to 1:15pm - Morning Session (continued)

1:15pm to 2:00pm lunch (inc. in ticket price)

2:00pm - Afternoon Session

3:30pm to 3:45pm - Break

3:45pm to 4:30pm - Q&A Session/Close

Dr Carol Flexer Biography

Dr Flexer received her doctorate in audiology from Kent State University in 1982. She was at The University of Akron for 25 years as a Distinguished Professor of Audiology in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Special areas of expertise include paediatric and educational audiology. Dr. Flexer continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally about paediatric audiology issues and has authored more than 155 publications. She has co-edited and authored thirteen books: Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility; Children with Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six, 1st and 2nd ed.; Paediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management, 1st and 2nd editions; Paediatric Audiology Casebook; The Sound of Learning -- Why Self-Amplification Matters; How the Student with Hearing Loss Can Succeed in College, 1st and 2nd ed.; Sound-Field Amplification: Theory and Practical Applications, 1st and 2nd ed.; and Facilitating Hearing and Listening in Young Children -- 1st and 2nd ed. Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, a past president of the American Academy of Audiology, and a past-president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Dr. Flexer is a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT) and a licensed audiologist. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr. Flexer has received three prestigious awards; two from The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- the Volta Award and Professional of the Year Award, and one from the American Academy of Audiology; the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Flexer also is a Certified Laughter Leader.

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Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Stockhole Lane

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K67 X3H5 Dublin

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