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Paediatric Assessment: Fridays over 5 weeks 12 Jan - 09 Feb 2018

This 5 day course aims to establish skills in behavioural and objective methods of hearing assessment in infants and children as the basis for appropriate audiological management.

Aims and Objectives include:

· To understand the principles behind newborn hearing screen and early intervention for neural plasticity

· To optimise the auditory potential for life long communication and social integration

· To establish skills in behavioural and objective methods of hearing assessment in infants and children as the basis for appropriate audiological management

· To integrate speech-based assessments into the protocols for evaluating hearing

· To develop coherence in the roles of all professionals in the paediatric audiology team

· To assess and address the hearing needs of the child within his/her family context

· To introduce a culture of reflective practice, service evaluation and professional learning

· To apply new techniques in clinical placements and implement change within departmental practice if appropriate

· To constructively evaluate and recognise constraints in observed clinical practice

· To understand the responsibility conferred by professional training in paediatric audiology and importance of continually developing knowledge and practice

Topics will include:

· Auditory and communication development in children and principles of neural plasticity

· Newborn Hearing Screening Programme: principles and practice

· Paediatric assessment using a test battery approach: Behavioural and objective hearing assessment for children

· Speech testing and outcome measures of effective intervention

· Interpretation of audiological test results and management plan.

This course will be taught by Carolina Leal and external contributors to ensure a variety of interest.

Course organiser:

  • Carolina Leal & Priya Singh

Specially invited external speakers to include representatives from:

  • NHSP
  • Public Health England
  • RNTNEH
  • Private Sector

NB: 2014 timetable coming soon

Points currently to be approved.

Cost of 5 Day Masterclass* EB £570 SR £645

EB – Early Bird rate FOR BOOKINGS MADE BEFORE 2nd December 2016.

SR – Standard rate

The Paediatric Assessment masterclass can only be booked as a full course (i.e. there will be no 1 day, 2 day etc options).

Payment
  • Payment via UCL Store must be made at least 2 working days before the start of the course
  • In order to secure your place using a purchase order, these must be received at least 3 weeks before the start of the course

NB: Your place on the course is not secured until payment has cleared.