Using IM to Improve Auditory Processing Self-Study    

APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINES:

  • Audiologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Educator
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
   

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Course Description
This presentation will discuss implementation of IM as an integral tool in the remediation of auditory processing disorders. The course will discuss the A.S.H.A. definition of an A.P.D. ; tests used by audiologists to uncover this disorder; the role audiologists have taken in recent years to implement treatment of A.P.D. in their practices; and lastly specific cases will be discussed along with the individualized protocol used in implementing IM in their treatment plan.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

Dr. Lorraine Sgarlato, Au.D. CCCA received her doctorate degree in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry's School of Audiology. She has been an audiologist for 27 years. She has held the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by American Speech Hearing Language Association since 1984. Dr. Inducci is considered an expert in the field of auditory processing disorder and children with language based learning disabilites. Dr. Inducci is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton New Jersey where she works with a broad population of infants through adult. She performs audiological evaluations, auditory processing testing and therapy, hearing aid fittings, and vestibular testing. Dr. Inducci has had a private practice in Yardley Pennsylvania since 1996. She employs teachers and therapists to evaluate and treat children with auditory processing, A.D.H.D., P.D.D., and language learning disabilities. Her practice concentrates on evidence-based therapies and practices which Dr. Inducci is certified in providing. These therapies include Fast ForWord Language programs, The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome, Lindamood-Bell programs, as well as other multisensory reading programs. Dr. Inducci serves the community as an advocate and expert witness for children with various learning disabilities, including those in the autism spectrum. She often lectures to the community and to professionals on Brain Fitness, APD, Autism, ADHD, and vestibular rehabilitation. Dr. Inducci became an IM provider soon after the company went public. She is proud to be a member of the Interactive Metronome family and looks forward to educating the professional community on IM therapy and best practices.

 
Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes the following professionals who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification Course.

  1. Speech and Language Pathologist
  2. Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  3. Audiologist
  4. Occupational Therapist
  5. Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
  6. Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  7. Music Therapist
*You must have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification course prior to attending this course.

Instructional Level:
Advanced

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define A.P.D. according to ASHA guidelines and learn which tests are used to uncover deficits;
  2. Develop a treatment program based upon an individual’s specific deficits in order to improve auditory processing;
  3. Implement advanced best practices for the treatment of clients with A.P.D.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.

Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists:

  1. Define A.P.D. according to ASHA guidelines and learn which tests are used to uncover deficits;
  2. Develop a treatment program based upon an individual’s specific deficits in order to improve auditory processing;
  3. Implement advanced best practices when administering Interactive Metronome for the remediation of auditory closure skills, dichotic listening and auditory figure ground skills.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.

 
Disclosure

The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

CEU's
Course Meets Requirements for:
  • 0.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.00 CEUs
PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.
 
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Advanced course is offered for contact hours/0.00 CEUs(Classification Codes - Domain of OT; OT Process: Intervention). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA..