In this course, taken from our 4 day Trends in Balance 2021 event , Dr. Sharon Cushing and Dr. Violette Lavender present on the exciting topic of vestibular and balance testing in the pediatric population.
Dr. Sharon Cushing, Ph.D.
Dr. Sharon Cushing is a full time paediatric otolaryngologist who joined the staff at SickKids in September of 2010. Her research interests include vestibular and balance function and dysfunction in children, and its association with hearing loss and cochlear implantation. Dr. Cushing completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, followed by medical school and residency training at the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Master of Science degree examining vestibular function and balance in children with hearing loss.
Dr. Violette Lavender, Ph.D.
Dr Violette Lavender has been working with children who have vestibular disorders for more than 10 years. Dr Lavender enjoys research and clinical endeavors focused on making the vestibular test battery accessible for young children. Dr Lavender has presented at both the state and national level on the topic on the topic of Pediatric Vestibular Assessment and was the recipient of the Judy Gravel Lecture in Pediatrics Award in 2018.