Workshop August 2020
This free workshop will now be online but we will still need participants to register. More details can be found below and you can register online now. The live-streaming link will be sent to all registered participants. For participants in time-zones that would make live-streaming difficult, the talks will be available for two weeks after the event.
Information about the workshop
How do children with hearing loss develop spoken language? As advancements in early identification, devices, fitting and intervention progress, children with hearing loss have better possibilities for functional language use than ever before. Yet challenges remain. This workshop brings together researchers, clinicians, health practitioners and industry representatives from diverse fields to discuss the many perspectives on how children with hearing loss come to be able to acquire and process spoken language. Many of the keynote speakers are members of the Australian Hearing Hub, an initiative of Macquarie University that brings together some of the country's leading hearing and healthcare orgnaisations and researchers, to collaborate across critical issues in hearing health.
- Mary-Beth Brinson (Cochlear Ltd)
- Teresa Ching (National Acoustic Laboratories)
- Aleisha Davis (The Shepherd Centre)
- Samantha Harkus (Australian Hearing)
- Derek Houston (Ohio State University)
- Greg Leigh (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
- Christian Lorenzi (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
- Rosanne Abrahamse
- Titia Benders
- Ben Davies
- Katherine Demuth
- Isabel O'Keeffe
- Mridula Sharma
- Elsa Whelan
- ARC Laureate Fellowship FL13010014 (Demuth)
- Macquarie University Child Language Lab
- Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS)
The program is below or can be downloaded as a PDF.
Thursday 20 August
|9.00-9.15||Registration/Virtual Foyer via Zoom|
|9.15-9.30||Short Welcome - Katherine Demuth|
Welcome to country - orated by Aunty Julie Janson
Welcome - Professor Patrick McNeil (Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences)
Introduction to the Workshop - Katherine Demuth
|9.30-10.30am||Keynote presentation I: Greg Leigh, Teresa Ching - RIDBC, NAL|
The changing landscape of language outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing children: The view from 2020.
|10.45-11.15||Mridula Sharma - Macquarie University|
Does dichotic listening predict phonological awareness in Australian Aboriginal children from the Northern Territory?
|11.15-12.15||Keynote presentation II: Samantha Harkus - Hearing Australia|
Responding to challenges in early identification and remediation of hearing loss in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children.
|12.45-13.45||Keynote presentation III: Mary-Beth Brinson - Cochlear|
Perspectives on hearing loss treatments in Asia
|14.00-14.30||Laura Machart - CNRS, Grenoble|
Influence of French cued speech on speech production in chilren with cochlear implants
|14.30-15.00||Julien Millasseau - Macquarie University|
Acoustic cues to coda voicing contrasts in children with hearing loss
|15.15-15.45||3-minute Poster Presentations (8 posters in the Zoom foyer)|
|15.45-16.30||Tea break/Q&A with Poster Presentations (virtual chat room with presenters in Zoom)|
|16.30-17.30||Keynote presentation IV: Christian Lorenzi - Ecole Normale Supérieure|
The modulation theory of hearing: Implications for the typical and atypical auditory development
Friday 21 August
|8.45-9.00||Login to sessions/Virtual foyer via Zoom|
|9.00-10.00||Keynote presentation V: Derek Houston - Ohio State University|
Qualities of parent-child interactions with paediatric hearing loss and the potential impact on word learning
|10.15-10.45||Christina Blomquist - University of Maryland|
Semantic prediction in sentence processing by children with cochlear implants
|10.45-11.15||Rebecca Holt - Macquarie University|
Audio-visual speech processing in children with hearing loss
|11.15-11.45||Andrea Salins - Macquarie University|
Orthographic facilitation of spoken word learning in children with hearing loss
|12.15-12.45||Inge Kaltenbrunn - RIDBC|
Assessing spoken language processing in babies at 12 months after cochlear implantation:
Is a single assessment procedure enough?
|12.45-1.45||Keynote presentation VI: Aleisha Davis - The Shepherd Centre|
Clinical observations of speech, language and literacy acquisition patterns for children with hearing loss
|14.00-14.30||Voices of young people with hearing loss - discussion with Rebecca Stewart and students from Hear For You.|
|14.30-14.45||Closing remarks - Katherine Demuth|
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