Implementing Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) Hearing Screening and Follow-up: A Four-Session Interactive Web Class

Four Sessions: Feb. 6, Feb. 9, Feb. 13, and Feb. 16

Time:  1 p.m. EST

Register Online Now!

The ECHO Initiative is offering a new interactive web class series to help prepare Head Start and Early Head Start staff to provide quality Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) hearing screening to young children. This series consists of four live, web-based sessions and each session will run about an hour. Each session also includes skill-based assignments that allow participants to practice the concepts covered during the session presentations.

Topics for the web class include how to:

  • Plan and implement an OAE hearing screening program
  • Explain how OAE screening works
  • Conduct OAE screenings on young children
  • Outline the necessary follow-up steps when a child does not pass the screening
  • Access resources for tracking children through the screening and follow-up protocol
  • Access additional tools and resources that support successful quality improvement

Who Should Attend?

This practical, hands-on skill-development class is intended for individuals working in programs that are committed to providing OAE hearing screening to the young children they serve. Programs are encouraged to have more than one staff member attend the class series to maximize practice and retention of material.

How to Participate

There is no cost for the web class, but participants will need to have functional OAE screening equipment and be able to practice screening young children during the session. Detailed information and a registration link can be accessed on the KidsHearing.org website. Advance registration for each participant is required. The deadline to register is Jan. 25, 2017.Questions?For more information, contact the ECHO Initiative at echo.ncham@usu.edu.

Source: Save-the-date from the Office of Head Start

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