Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening

(415) 353-2012

Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening: A Day of Discussion, Updates and Resources for Community Stakeholders

As a valued member of our community of stakeholders involved in the identification or care for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, we would like to invite you to join us for a day of discussion, updates, and resources. The theme of this one-day conference is "Beyond Newborn Hearing Screening." All are welcome, especially early interventionists and educators, administrators, SLPs, audiologists, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and parents.

When: Monday, November 6, 2017, 8:30am-4:00pm
Where: First Five Alameda County - 1115 Atlantic Ave. Alameda, CA 94501
Contact: Rene Radusky, [email protected]; 415-353-2012

Register through Eventbrite at this link

$20 - Early bird until 10/20

$35 – General admission available 10/21 through 11/2

Parking and Directions

Directions to First 5 (PDF) and Parking in Alameda (PDF)

Please inform your friends and colleagues about this conference. Space is limited, so we encourage early registration.

Continental Breakfast and Box lunch to be provided, with vegetarian options available.

We are committed to making this event accessible to all participants. Please email requests for captioning, sign-language and/or other language interpreters to: Rene Radusky, [email protected] by October 20, 2017.


8:30-9:15am Registration/Continental Breakfast Included
9:15-9:30am Introductions/Overview
· Dylan Chan, MD, PhD - University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)

· Cindy Dickeson, MSW - Center for Intervention on Deafness (CEID)

· Joy Kearns, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVEd - Weingarten Children’s Center (WCC)
9:30-10:00am Facilitated Small Group Activity: What is your personal experience/knowledge of preschool hearing screening?
10:00-10:30am Early Childhood Hearing Screening. Why screen? What is the impact of hearing loss on preschoolers? What are the basic screening techniques? What are the requirements?
· Jason Carr, AuD, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)

10:30-11:00am Presentation of Data from San Francisco Department of Public Health (SF DPH) Preschool Screening Study
· Elizabeth Cedars, MD – UCSF Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
11:00-11:30am Review of Screening Protocol Recommended Based Upon Study Results
· Hayley Kriss, Licensed School Audiometrist, Department of Public Health, Office of Childhood Hearing
11:30–12:00pm Questions & Conversation
12:00-12:30pm Medical Implications and Issues for Late Onset and Late Identified Hearing Loss (JCIH, CMV, Speech/Language Delay, etc)
· Dylan Chan MD, PhD, UCSF Pediatric Otolaryngology
12:30-1:30pm Boxed lunch with vegetarian option provided
1:30-2:15pm Small Learning Groups: Discuss the follow up process for a failed hearing screening or referral for speech/language evaluation. Identify successes and breakdowns in the referral process. Discuss how to improve communication between preschool and medical home to follow up on hearing screening result or teacher/caregiver concerns. What can people do along the way to be an advocate/ally?
2:15-3:30pm Panel Presentation/Discussion: Journey from concern to full engagement with medical/educational system
· Ali Nachman, AuD – Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland
· Betsy Rowell, MA, CED – Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland

· Cindy Dickeson, MSW – CEID

· Kevin & Robyn Schlichter – Parents

· Sayard Benvenuti, MA, CCC-SLP – San Francisco Unified School District & UCSF
· Tracy Hessel, MD – Pediatrician and Medical Consultant, Head Start Marin
3:30-4:00pm Panel Q & A and Closing Discussion