June 24, 2022 - 9:00 am

WEBINAR – Pediatric Vestibular and Balance Disorders: Is this child clumsy or is there a problem?

*This is a CLOSED training for THERAPY 2000 / GAT employees only

Audience: ST/OT/PT

CEU Hours: 1.5 Hours to be approved by TSHA/TOTA/TPTA

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

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Location: Webinar

Facilitator:

Dr. Andrea Gohmert is the Director of Audiology Clinical Operations at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Speech, Language, Hearing Department in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and her AuD from the University of Florida.

Dr. Gohmert is a member of the Audiology Academy of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). She is also active in the American Academy of Audiology and has served on the Coding and Reimbursement Committee since 2019. Her areas of research and instruction include vestibular disorders, electrophysiology, medical audiology and advanced diagnostics.

Description:

More than 1 in 20 children in the nation experience some form of vestibular or balance disorder. The chances of a child developing such a disorder also increases if they have hearing loss. This condition is marked by the symptoms of feeling unsteady or dizzy even when lying or sitting still. A child with a vestibular disorder may not reach appropriate developmental milestones such as crawling or walking and can experience visual disturbances that impact reading and meeting educational goals. Therefore, parents, educators, and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms of vestibular impairments and make appropriate referrals for evaluation and treatment.

Objectives:

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. List the signs and symptoms of vestibular disorders in infants and children.
  2. Discuss pediatric vestibular screening and diagnostic evaluations and understand the objective data obtained in the evaluation process.
  3. Determine how to incorporate vestibular diagnostic findings into their rehabilitative plan of therapy or make referrals to other allied health professionals for intervention.
  4. Describe the educational and developmental impact of vestibular disorders on infants and young children.

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