ASD and Listening Skills: The Assessment and Remediation of Listening Difficulties in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

MELBOURNE EVENT

Tuesday 12th November 2019

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MELBOURNE

Tuesday 12th November, 2019.

VENUE

Level 1,
Dept of Audiology & Speech Pathology,
550 Swanston Street,
Carlton, VIC, 3053

TIME

6.00pm registration for a 6:30pm start.

COST

No charge. Limited numbers, be quick to register.
Hosted by the University of Melbourne and Phonak.

PHONE & EMAIL

(03) 9035 5363 or 0400 726 693
Philippa.james@unimelb.edu.au

About the event

Philippa James is a Paediatric Audiologist based at the University of Melbourne who runs a listening clinic specifically for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Philippa will be holding an information session for professionals covering:

  • Scientific literature on listening skills in children with ASD, including effective remediation options
  • Development of a clinical model to assess children’s functional listening skills
  • Evidence-based remediation options for managing listening difficulties in children with ASD including demonstration of remote microphone assistive listening technology
  • Discussion of NDIS and Assistive Technology in children with ASD

Tegan Keogh will focus on the use of remote microphone assistive listening technology in children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Who should attend

The information night is for interested professionals including Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Paediatricians who frequently work with children with ASD.

Keynote Speakers

Philippa James

Philippa James

Paediatric Audiologist

Philippa James earned a Master of Clinical Audiology in 2012 from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Florida in 2017. Philippa is based at the Audiology clinic at the department of Audiology & Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne. She runs an Audiology clinic for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Philippa’s clinic involves assessing children’s hearing and auditory processing skills and offering remediation options to those who present with difficulties. Her prior work history includes hearing aid fitting and counselling, and auditory processing assessment and management.

Tegan Keogh

Tegan Keogh

Specialist Clinical Audiologist

Tegan Keogh, PhD, is a specialist clinical audiologist, who has practiced Audiology on the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane since 1999.  Her PhD focused on the ability of children to hear in noise, with an emphasis on children with otitis media, and bilingual children. 

Tegan has worked extensively within the Audiology profession including; large tertiary hospitals, Australian Hearing and the University of Queensland.  She established the only State Public Health Audiology Service within the Sunshine Coast and greater area. 

She has worked in the development and implementation of state-wide policy and protocols, research innovation, and ensuring the provision of quality audiology services for both children and adults across Queensland. Tegan has consulted for the NZ Ministry of Health and QLD Workplace Health & Safety to improve service provision and implement quality assurance mechanisms. 

Tegan now runs her own private practice, Hear Check, on the Sunshine Coast, in addition to driving collaborative research in the areas of TeleAudiology, with the University of QLD.

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