Interdisciplinary Assessment of Children With Hearing Loss and Multiple Disabilities Meeting the complex needs of children with hearing loss and multiple disabilities requires the expertise of several professional disciplines. This article describes an interdisciplinary Hearing and Development Clinic at The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill professionals and graduate students with expertise in audiology, ... Article
Article  |   October 2013
Interdisciplinary Assessment of Children With Hearing Loss and Multiple Disabilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jackson Roush
    Division of Speech and Hearing Services, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
    Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Carrboro, NC
  • Kathryn Wilson
    FIRST YEARS Program, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Disclosure: Financial: Jackson Roush is the Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Section Head for Audiology, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.
    Disclosure: Financial: Jackson Roush is the Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Section Head for Audiology, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.×
    Nonfinancial: Jackson Roush is a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and an ASHA Fellow. He has published a number of papers on the topic of children with hearing loss, one of which is referenced in this paper.
    Nonfinancial: Jackson Roush is a Fellow of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and an ASHA Fellow. He has published a number of papers on the topic of children with hearing loss, one of which is referenced in this paper.×
    Disclosure: Financial: Kathryn Wilson is the director of the FIRST YEARS program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
    Disclosure: Financial: Kathryn Wilson is the director of the FIRST YEARS program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.×
    Nonfinancial: Kathryn Wilson has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Kathryn Wilson has no nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Article   |   October 2013
Interdisciplinary Assessment of Children With Hearing Loss and Multiple Disabilities
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2013, Vol. 23, 13-26. doi:10.1044/hhdc23.1.13
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, October 2013, Vol. 23, 13-26. doi:10.1044/hhdc23.1.13

Meeting the complex needs of children with hearing loss and multiple disabilities requires the expertise of several professional disciplines. This article describes an interdisciplinary Hearing and Development Clinic at The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill professionals and graduate students with expertise in audiology, speech-language pathology, psychology, education, and physical/occupational therapy see children and their families.

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