Educational Audiology Feature from Tracy Swanson, AuD, 2018 Conference Committee Chair Speaker: Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D.

A special request from our early members was to include topics of interest to the North Carolina educational audiology community. One of the primary missions of the North Carolina Audiology Association is to serve members from all aspects of audiology in North Carolina.

We are so pleased that Cheryl DeConde Johnson, Ed.D., has agreed to join us and present on “Hot Topics in Educational Audiology.” Dr. DeConde Johnson is with Audiology - Deaf Education Vantage Consulting and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Arizona.

Dr. DeConde Johnson will start off the pediatric track of our conference on Friday, October 5th, at 8:00 A.M. Her abstract considers a variety of topics that impact current practices for the delivery of audiology services in the schools. She will be using an interactive, discussion-based format. Topic areas will include minimal, mild, and unilateral hearing losses and single-sided deafness, CAPD, self-determination and self-advocacy, classroom acoustics, hearing assistive technology challenges, educational team roles and responsibilities, and serving students on 504 plans. Current legislative agendas, guidance documents and resources will also be presented. Participants can expect to leave with an increased understanding of these topics as well as strategies shared by colleagues to put into practice.

How’s that for perfect?

See you there! (CEU there)

- Tracy Swanson, 2018 Conference Committee Chair