(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum

(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum
Friday, July 12, 2024 | 1:30-5:30 PM PT

The ACI Alliance annual cochlear implant conference will hold the featured (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum—an afternoon seminar for attendees from across the care continuum—with presentation and discussion on CI aftercare among educators, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, psychologists, physicians, and others supporting the CI journey. Like the rest of the CI conference, the event is research-based and clinically focused. It will include content on both pediatric and adult topics. A moderated panel discussion will follow each of the pediatric and adult segments.

(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum will have two sessions:

(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum: Part 1 - Pediatrics

Friday, July 12 | 1:30 - 2:45 PM

The pediatric session will explore variabilities in outcomes for children who have received cochlear implants and suggest approaches or intervention strategies to address those variabilities. Research and therapies will address:

  • Variability in young adults psychosocial, speech-language, and neurocognitive outcomes
  • Stress appraisal and coping responses in preschool CI users
  • Caregiver-child language activity as a predictor of spoken language outcomes
  • Access challenges associated with language disparities
  • Special education determination methods and impact on child support

The pediatric session will be introduced and moderated by Teresa H. Caraway PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

(Re)Habilitation Connect Forum: Part 2 - Adults

Friday, July 12 | 3:25 - 4:45 PM

The second segment will address adult rehabilitation in cochlear implant programs. Discussion will revolve around the relative paucity of evidence on adult rehabilitation and how to move the needle in the right direction. Topics will include:

  • How to build an adult aural rehabilitation program
  • Patient satisfaction and visit efficiency with involvement of speech language pathologists
  • Outcomes with computer-based auditory training
  • Social network diversity and adult quality of life

The adult segment will be introduced and moderated by Lindsay Zombek MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT.


'Continue the Conversation' Reception
Friday, July 12 | 4:45 - 5:30 PM

Following the conclusion of the two sessions, we will Continue the Conversation with refreshments and an opportunity to interact further with presenters and attendees. We are grateful to Hearing First for sponsoring the reception.

Download the (Re)Habilitation Connect Forum flyer (PDF) here. 

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