Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Auditory Rehabilitation Workshop

Adult Cochlear Implant
Auditory Rehabilitation Workshop

A Road Map for Self-Guided Auditory Therapy

Saturday, May 9, 2009
9:00 - 12:30 pm
3443 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92103

Many adults who receive Cochlear Implants (CI) discover they are left largely on their own to develop improved listening skills once they receive their CI. Although some CI recipients seek out individual auditory therapy to assist in this process, many CI recipients find their health insurance does not cover the treatment or a qualified therapist is not available in their area. This workshop will explore how adult CI recipients who do not have access to auditory therapy can follow a home treatment program that will continue to support the development of listening skills. Understanding the auditory hierarchy for speech sound understanding will enhance the participant's knowledge of how to identify therapy targets. This will create a foundation for the CI recipient to progress through a self-guided therapy program. This workshop will include examples of therapy activities for each step of the auditory hierarchy, as well as provide numerous resources and references for home practice materials.

*This workshop is designed for CI recipients who do not have access to individual auditory verbal/auditory rehabilitation therapy services or CI recipients who have received a limited amount of therapy in the past and would like to continue with a home program to improve their skills.


9:00 a.m. Registration/ Breakfast (provided by Cochlear Americas)
9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. Everyone Starts at a Different Road Marker- How to
determine where
your journey begins.
10:15 a.m. What Route do I follow?- How to get from point A to
point B without
getting stranded. Part 1
11:00 a.m. Break- Stretch your legs
11:15 a.m. Continuing the Journey. Part 2
12:00 p.m. What do I Need for my Travels?- Resources and Materials
12:15 p.m. Questions
12:30 p.m. Adjourn


Workshop fees of $90 per person are due at the time of registration. If an individual with a cochlear implant would like a hearing practice partner to attend, please contact Mellisa to determine if seating remains available as first preference will be given to individuals with cochlear implants. A reduced fee of $50 will be charged per practice partner accompanying an individual with a cochlear implant. Advance registration is required due to limited seating. The registration deadline is May 1st, 2009.

Name: __________________________________________

Telephone: _______________________________________

Address: _________________________________________


Date of CI surgery: _________________________________

Type of CI (brand/model): ______________________________

What type of auditory therapy (if any) have you had since receiving your CI? What have you tried on your own to improve your performance with your CI?





Please return registration form with payment by check or money order to:

Mellisa Essenburg
P.O. Box 420232
San Diego, CA 92142

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