36. Audiological Assessment & Intervention for Students with Complex NeedsSpeaker:
Kathleen J. Riley, AuD, CCC-A
This session will highlight tools used to assess auditory access for students with complex needs, particularly those who are deaf or deafblind with additional diagnoses. We will discuss modifications to "typical" assessments, as well as specially designed tools to gather pertinent data. Collaboration with the child's medical team, family and educational team is essential for progress. Educational Audiologists are often the bridge between medical diagnoses and educational applications. Handouts will not be provided but access to the slides will be available.
Act 48, ASHA, Psych
: Teachers who work with students with hearing loss, Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind, Speech therapists, Other Educational Audiologists
Dr. Kathleen J Riley (aka Kathi Riley) is an educational audiologist with nearly 40 years of experience working with Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and deaf disabled children. Kathi retired from Delaware School for the Deaf/ Statewide Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind students in 2017. Currently, she teaches graduate and undergraduate coursework at University of Delaware and Salus University. Kathi Riley is the VP of Advocacy for the Educational Audiology Association and serves on the Board of Directors. Within that role, Kathi is serving on several committees and projects including the federal revision of 504 accommodations, classroom acoustics standards, educational audiology certification and the Aligned Sense of Purpose Coalition involving 5 audiology associations. She also remains active in the DE EHDI committee for which she was a founding member in 1999.