Annual seminar celebrates 20 years of early intervention

Posted on September 08, 2010

Audiologists and speech-language therapists came for this annual event on 4 September 2010 at the Department of Communication Pathology. This special event was the 20th year of the Clinic for High Risk Babies in the Department.

The seminar focussed on the shared role of audiologists and speech-language therapists in early communication intervention. CHRIB has always maintained a strong focus on collaboration and continued professional development. The event marks the continued success of CHRIB as a specialist clinic that has served families for two decades towards optimal outcomes for young infants with communication needs.

The presentations of presenters are available below:


Early Communication Intervention is a shared role for audiologists and speech-language therapists



08:00-08:15                 Opening: Dr Maggi Soer

08:15-09:15                 Ethical considerations in your ECI practice

                                        Dr Lidia Pottas (2 CEU’s)

09:15-10:00                 Assessment checklists for children with autism spectrum disorder

                                        Mrs Salomè Geertsema

10:00- 10:30                Tea

10:30-11:00                 Cross-referrals between audiologists and speech-language therapists in ECI

                                        Dr Maggi Soer

11:00-11:45                 Infant hearing loss in developing countries - exposing a silent epidemic

                                        Prof De Wet Swanepoel

11:45-12:30                 Clinical assessment of paediatric dysphagia

                                        Miss Mari de Beer

12:30-13:00                 Childhood ototoxicity: Implications for ECI

                                        Miss Barbara Heinze

13:00-13:30                 Sensory regulation knowledge for ECI

                                        Prof Alta Kritzinger



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