This presentation will provide information about the pivotal role of auditory brain development in the acquisition of spoken communication, reading, and academic skills in all children, and particularly those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Dr. Flexer will discuss the roles of neuroplasticity, hearing loss, technology, and auditory stimulation on central auditory neural maturation and classroom performance. Information about classroom acoustics will be provided. Literacy development and the use of music will be highlighted. Participants will take home specific strategies for “growing the child’s brain” for spoken communication and literacy development.
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An international lecturer in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 14 books, Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For her research and advocacy for children with hearing loss, Dr. Flexer has received four 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, one from the American Academy of Audiology; the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award., and one from Kent State University, The EHHS Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni Award, 2015.
Financial: Speaker is receiving an honorarium from the CCCD Conference for this talk.
Nonfinancial: Speaker has no, relevant non-financial information to disclose.
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OSU Arts & Sciences Outreach
213 Life Sciences East
Stillwater, OK 74078-3017
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This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
LSLS continuing education hours available through the AG Bell Academy.