Tuesdays@1 - Changing Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Earlier Identification and Intervention

Tuesdays@1 - Changing Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Earlier Identification and Intervention

Event Name Tuesdays@1 - Changing Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Earlier Identification and Intervention
Start Date 3 Sep 2019 1:00 pm
End Date 3 Sep 2019 2:00 pm
Duration 1 hour
Description
Time : 1pm-2pm 
Venue: Academy Learning Space - 29 Wally's Walk Room 123
Date: 3rd September 2019
Title: Changing Outcomes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Earlier Identification and Intervention

Professor Greg Leigh, RIDBC and Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University

In Australia, more than 97% of children are now screened for hearing loss by 3 months of age. This has resulted in earlier identification of hearing loss and significantly earlier intervention, including the earlier application of technologies such as cochlear implants. This presentation will consider developmental impact of earlier identification of hearing loss in children. In particular, the presentation will focus on research that seeks to identify the linguistic and psychosocial developmental correlates of earlier intervention, as well as other independent factors that may account for the continuing diversity of outcomes in this group of children.

Greg Leigh is Director of RIDBC Renwick Centre for Research and Professional Education at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and conjointly Professor of Educational Studies (Disability Studies) at Macquarie University. He holds degrees in Special Education from Griffith University; a Master of Science (Speech and Hearing) degree from Washington University (Central Institute for the Deaf) in the USA; and a PhD in Special Education from Monash University.

Greg held a variety of positions in the education of deaf children in Queensland before entering academia. He has subsequently held academic positions at Deakin University and the University of Newcastle and has been an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Griffith University and an International Visiting Scholar at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Rochester Institute of Technology), New York.

Greg is active in research and has published widely on aspects of education of deaf and hard of hearing children, and related areas. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education (USA), and Phonetics and Speech Sciences (Korea) and has served on numerous Australian Government consultative committees including the New South Wales Ministerial Standing Committee on Hearing and the National Neonatal Hearing Screening Working Party. Since 2005 he has been Chairman of the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee. He is a former National President of the Education Commission for the World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf and is currently Co-chair of the International Steering Committee of the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED).

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