PORA! Forum-Discussion September 20th: «The Possibilities of Telepractice» with Emma Rashbrook (Australia)

In the presentation on September 20th will take summary of key points from the last session, part videos and practical tips for therapy and resource ideas.

Emma Rashbrook is an Audiologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, currently Clinical Director of Hear and Say, an Early Intervention program for children with hearing loss. Over 20 years’ experience working with children with hearing loss, specialising in implantable hearing technology and Auditory-Verbal Therapy.
Profil: Emma Rushbrooke
Last session – Recording

→ Where: in the live online room → login in ← 20.09.2020 – 16.00 CET
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Articles in Cochlear Implants International: “Prevalence of cochlear implants in Europe: trend between 2010 and 2016”

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In 2018 EURO-CIU invited their 23 member countries to conduct a survey collecting data on the number of CI recipients in 2016 and 2017. Data were received from 15 countries, representing more than 100 000 CI recipients in Europe.
For paediatric CI, there was an increase in nearly all European countries (except Denmark, the UK and Luxembourg) between 2010 and 2016. We found an annual figure of one CI per 1000 newborns common in most countries where reimbursement of paediatric CI’s is available. Conversely the adult data reveals no increase between 2010 and 2016 and the data is less homogeneous than the paediatric data with huge differences across countries.

Profile: Andrew Kendrick

Andrew Kendrick has worked extensively in the field of Auditory-Verbal Therapy over the past 35 years. Andrew’s work as therapist, consultant, lecturer, and publisher has given him the opportunity to live and work in Australia, Singapore, and China, During this time Andrew has gained significant experience in working with children, parents, teachers, therapists, audiologists and other related professionals across cultures.

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PORA! July 5th: Spokle® App – Speech language therapy. Anytime. Anywhere

Our meeting on Sunday July 5 – as last time – will be with a lecturer from Australia. This time, the meeting is being held by Dr. Andrew Kendrick, an international expert and an audio verbal therapist (Australia). He will talk about the development and many years of experience using the Spokle mobile phone application.

→ Where: in the live online room → login in ← 05.07.2020 – 16.00 CET
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PORA! June 21st: «The Possibilities of Telepractice»

The speaker, Emma Rashbrook is an Audiologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, currently Clinical Director of Hear and Say, an Early Intervention program for children with hearing loss. Over 20 years’ experience working with children with hearing loss, specialising in implantable hearing technology and Auditory-Verbal Therapy.

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05.07.2020 “Spokle®App” with Andrew Kendrick

→ Where: in the live online room → login in ← 21.06.2020 – 16.00 CET
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Profil: Emma Rushbrooke

Emma Rushbrooke MPhil (Audiology), BA, DipAud, MAudSA, LSLS Cert AVT, RNC
Clinical Director, Hear and Say
AG Bell Academy Chairperson

Emma is an Audiologist and LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist, currently Clinical Director of Hear and Say, an Early Intervention program for children with hearing loss. Over 20 years’ experience working with children with hearing loss, specialising in implantable hearing technology and Auditory-Verbal Therapy. Research interests include telehealth, unilateral hearing loss and implantable technologies. Emma completed a Master of Philosophy in 2012 at the University of Queensland, researching the validity of remote mapping in children and she also co-edited the 2016 book “Telepractice in Audiology” and is the co-author of Chapter 25 “Telepractice and Auditory-Verbal Therapy” in the 2020 book Auditory-Verbal Therapy: Science, Research and Practice. Emma is the current Chair of the AG Bell Academy Board and is also involved in training and mentoring both nationally and internationally.

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PORA! May 3rd: “CI and multiple Handicap – Experience from everyday therapy”

The speaker, Yvonne Seebens is educator of the deaf and audiologist. Since 14 years she is working in the Cochlear Implant Centre Friedberg/ Hessen/ Germany, now as therapeutical director.

Unfortunately, information about children with multiple handicap and CI is not readily accessible or hard to find. Therefore we would like to have a closer look at the current situation of these children and their families during the rehabilitation program.

Profil: Yvonne Seebens

CIC Rhein-Main Friedberg/ Frankfurt 

ENT audiological assistant and a graduate remedial teacher (Univ.) specialised in the rehabilitation of the deaf

2001-2006 audiological assistant in the ENT Clinic of the Academical Hospital Köln Holweide
2004 Fellow employee at the Institute für Audio Education (IfAP) Solingen
2004-2006 Employee at the Remedial Practice for hearing impared and communication disorders “The Earworm”, Solingen
2006-2016 Employee at Hörpunkt GmbH
2006-dato Fellow employee at the Hearing and Speaking Assistance Rhein-Main gGmbH („CIC Rhein-Main Friedberg/Frankfurt“) — since 2008 as an acting Head of the department, since 2017 Head of the therapy department per Prokura
2009-dato Teaching positions at the Teacher Training College Heidelberg (CI Technique and Rehabilitation) and at the Speach Therapy College Marburg (Special Needs Education).

CIC Rhein-Main Friedberg (für Erw. und Kinder)/und in Frankfurt (nur für Erwachsene)

HNO Audiologie-Assistentin (Uniklinik in Bonn) und Diplom Heilpädagogin (Univ. Köln) mit Schwerpunkt Rehabilitation der Gehörlosen

2001-2006 Audiologie-Assistentin in der HNO-Klinik des Lehrkrankenhauses Köln Holweide
2004 Mitarbeiterin im Institut für Audiopädagogik (IfAP) Solingen
2004-2006 Mitarbeit in der Heilpädagogischen Förderpraxis für Hör- und Kommunikationsstörungen „Der Ohrwurm“ Solingen
2006-2016 Mitarbeit in der Hörpunkt GmbH
2006-dato Mitarbeiterin Hör- Sprachförderung Rhein-Main gGmbH („CIC Rhein-Main Friedberg/Frankfurt“) – ab 2008 stellvertretende Leitung, seit 2017 therapeutische Leiterin des Zentrums
2009-dato Lehraufträge an der Pädagogsichen Hochschule Heidelberg (CI Technik und Rehabilitation) sowie an der Logopädieschule Marburg (Sonderpädagogik).