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Summit ESC Audiologist to Present at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference

Posted: 10/18/2017

Summit Educational Service Center (ESC) Lead Educational Audiologist Dr. Carrie Spangler has been selected to present at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual conference this November in Los Angeles. The focus of the conference is on collaboration with different professionals working toward a common goal.

Spangler’s session is titled “Educational Audiology 101 for SLPs: Maximizing Services for Children with Hearing Loss.” The session will offer insight into collaboration between Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Doctors of Audiology (AuDs) and how that collaboration is critical to communicating with students who suffer from hearing loss.

The presentation will review current regulations and definitions for the foundation of collaborative services. Case-based scenarios will also be incorporated, applying barriers, challenges and solutions to maximize auditory and learning potential for students with hearing loss.

Spangler was selected to present through one of ASHA’s different Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within the organization. Each SIG selects an invited speaker to present at the conference.

“We are excited for Carrie to attend and present at this conference,” said Superintendent Joe Iacano. “She will be able to collaborate with other professionals and learn the most up-to-date practices and research in the fields of speech pathology and audiology. I hope she enjoys the conference and I am sure others will learn a lot from her expertise.”

The ASHA is a national organization with over 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.