Advances in behavioral testing

Intermediate
1 - 2 hours
Course
27 August 2021

Description

This course explores the role of visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA) in the diagnosis of hearing loss in infants and young children. It is taken from the 2nd Trends in Paediatrics 4-day course hosted in May 2021.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to perform visual reinforcement audiometry
  • Understand the advantages and pitfalls of the different types of stimuli and rewards available for visual reinforcement audiometry
  • Understand how to create your own visual rewards in order to customise a visual reinforcement audiometry session for individual patients

Presenter

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Amanda Goodhew
Amanda holds a Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Southampton, where she now teaches as a Visiting Academic. She has extensive experience holding senior audiologist positions in numerous NHS hospitals and clinics, where her primary focus has been pediatric audiology. Her specific areas of interest include electrophysiology (in particular ABR, ASSR and cortical testing), neonatal diagnostics and amplification and the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with autism and complex needs. Amanda has a particular interest in pediatric behavioral assessment and has twice held the Chairperson position for the South London Visual Reinforcement Audiometry Peer Review Group, and is a member of the Reference Group for the British Society of Audiology Pediatric Audiology Interest Group. Amanda also works as an independent technical assessor, undertaking quality assessment for audiological services throughout the UK, and is a member of the expert reference group for the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss.

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